Director, Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
310 Nursing Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
1983 B.A. Clarion University, Sociology/Psychology
1994 M.H.A. The Pennsylvania State University, Health Administration
Rural health; professional development.
Rural health; public health policy; community and economic development; health care issues for special populations; women's health.
The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (2008). A resource guide to healthcare options in Pennsylvania (Ed.), 214 pp.
Shields, M., Davis, L., Halvorson, J., Sheer, J., & Hessert, J. (2006). A rural-urban analysis and comparison of health insurance benefits offered by small businesses. Final report submitted to the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.
Robertson, S., J. Murphy, and L. Davis (2006). The Social Impacts of Farmworker Injury and Fatality. Journal of Rural Health, 22(1): 26-35.
Lin C. J., Davitt, J., Meit, M. Schwartz, M., Marainen, J., & Davis, L. (2005) The financial impact of interim and prospective payment systems on home health providers in rural communities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 16(3), 576-87.
Coward, T., L. Davis, C. Gold, H. Smicklas-Wright, L. Thorndyke, & F. Vondracek (Eds.) (2005). Rural women's health: Mental, behavioral, and physical issues (293 pps.). Springer Publishing Company: New York, NY.
Schwartz, M., Davis, L., Leon, J., Davitt, J., & Marainen, J. (2002). The effect of new medicare reimbursement methodologies on rural home health agencies and their beneficiaries. Final report submitted to the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.
Calkins, C., Davis, L., Schwartz, M., Gamrn, L., Lembeck, C., Foca, C., Beaver, J., & Bick, A. (2000). How to choose and how to use: Improving rural consumers' knowledge of managed care. Final report submitted to the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.
Davis, L. (Ed.) (1999). Status check II: Rural health in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Rural Health Association.
Davis, L. A. (1996). Community health assessment in Pennsylvania: A primer (Ed.). Published by the Special Health Task Force of the Pennsylvania Rural Development Council, Harrisburg, PA.
Davis, L. A. (1996). Community health assessment in Pennsylvania: A primer. Presentation at the Pennsylvania Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
- Health Care Systems
- Populations of Special Interest