Lea Davis, Ph.D.


511A Light Hall
2215 Garland Ave.
Nashville, TN 37232

Lea Davis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Informatic, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

VKC Member

Overview of Interests

Lea Davis (preferred pronouns: she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Genetic Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Davis’ work employs a population level approach to the investigation of the genetic basis of a wide range of complex phenotypes. Her research aims to discover how polygenic risk, rare variant risk, and environment interact to result in common complex diseases. To accomplish this goal, she applies genomic and bioinformatic approaches to biobank data and phenotypes extracted from the electronic health record. In addition to her work on complex trait genomics, Dr. Davis has long-standing interests in social justice, research ethics, genomic privacy, and data sharing.