W Hobart Davies

(414) 229-6594
NWQB 3541

Interim Associate Dean


Ph.D., Michigan State University 1992

Research Interests

Pediatric Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Pediatric Feeding Disorders, Pediatric Chronic Illness, Community Violence, Child Abuse.

Teaching Interests

My clinical, teaching and research interests center on the adjustment of children and families under conditions of severe stress. Current projects focus on the interdisciplinary care of pediatric feeding disorders, interventions with youth victims of community violence, chronic illness, stalking behaviors, and forensic child abuse investigation.

Courses Taught

Psych 260: Child Psychology
Psych 611: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psych 832: Psychological Assessment II: Assessment of Children and Adolescents Projective Assessment

Selected Publications

Kamody, R. C., Berlin, K. S., Hains, A. A., Kichler, J. C., Davies, W., Diaz-Thomas, A. M., & Ferry, R. J. (2014). Assessing measurement invariance of the Diabetes Stress Questionnaire in youth with type 1 diabetes. 39, 1138-1148.

Janke, K. M., Klein-Tasman, B. P., Holman, K. S., Garwood, M., Davies, W., & Trapane, P. (2014). Contributions of executive functioning to academic performance in adolescents with neurofibromatosis-1. 26, 431-450.

Fleischman, K., Chien, L. L., Hains, A. A., Christianson, H. F., Ladwig, R. J., Anderson Khan, K., Davies, W., Hainsworth, K. R., Garwood, M. M., & Weisman, S. J. (2014). Experiences of adolescents seeking multidisciplinary treatment for chronic pain. 2, 8-35.

Salamon, K. S., & Davies, W. (2014). Perceptions of prototypical users of complementary and alternative medicine: A possible barrier to participation. 19, 126-131.

Salamon, K. S., Davies, W., Fuentes, M., Weisman, S. J., & Hainsworth, K. R. (2014). The Pain Frequency-Severity-Duration (PFSD) scale as a measure of pain: Preliminary validation in a pediatric chronic pain sample. , 1-6.

Gorodzinsky, A. Y., Davies, W., & Drendel, A. L. (2013). Parents’ treatment of their children’s pain at home: Pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

Medrano, G. R., Berlin, K. S., & Davies, W. (2013). Utility of the PedsQL Family Impact Module: Assessing the psychometric properties in a community sample. 22, 2899-2907.

Jastrowski Mano, K. E., Salamon, K. S., Hainsworth, K. R., Anderson Khan, K., Ladwig, R. J., Davies, W., & Weisman, S. J. (2013). A randomized controlled pilot study of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for pediatric chronic pain. 19, 8-14.

Gordozinsky, A. Y., Davies, W., Tran, S. T., Medrano, G. R., Bernacki, J. M., Burks, L. M., Anderson Khan, K., & Weisman, S. J. (2013). Adolescents’ perceptions of family dynamics when a sibling has chronic pain. 42, 333-352.

Hainsworth, K. R., Salamon, K. S., Khan, K. A., Mascarenhas, B., Davies, W., & Weisman, S. J. (2013). A pilot study of yoga for chronic headaches in youth: Promise amidst challenges. Pain Management Nursing.

Brouwer, A. M., Salamon, K. S., Olson, K. A., Yelich-Koth, S. L., Fox, M. M., Fleischman, K. M., Hains, A. A., Davies, W., & Kichler, J. C. (2012). Adolescents with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: A qualitative analysis of the experience of social support. Clinical Pediatrics51, 1130-1139.

Gorodzinsky, A. Y., Joseph, J. M., Davies, W., Drendel, A. L., & Weisman, S. J. (2012). Community parents’ use of non-pharmacological techniques for the management of childhood pain. Children’s Health Care41, 1-15.

Salamon, K. S., Brouwer, A. M., Fox, M. M., Olson, K. A., Yelich-Koth, S. L., Fleischman, K. M., Hains, A. A., Davies, W., & Kichler, J. C. (2012). Experiencing Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Qualitative analysis of adolescents’ concept of illness, adjustment and motivation to engage in self-care behaviors. The Diabetes Educator38, 543-551.

Davies, W., Holman, K. S., Gorodzinsky, A. Y., Clifford, L. M., & Whelan, D. W. (2012). Mental health services utilized by families adopting special needs children. Children, Youth, and Families News, 15-16.

Hainsworth, K. R., Miller, L. A., Stolzman, S. C., Fidlin, B. M., Davies, W., Weisman, S. J., & Skelton, J. A. (2012). Pain as a comorbidity of pediatric obesity. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition4, 315-320.

Bernacki, J. M., & Davies, W. (2012). Prevention of the Choking Game: Parent perspectives. Journal of Injury & Violence Research4, 73-78.

Berlin, K. S., Davies, W., Silverman, A. H., & Rudolph, C. D. (2011). Assessing family-based feeding strategies, strengths, and mealtime structure with the Feeding Strategies Questionnaire. Journal of Pediatric Psychology36, 586-595.

Tran, S. T., Gorodzinsky, A. Y., & Davies, W. (2011). Barriers and predictors of H1N1 vaccination intention in healthy and high-risk children. Children’s Health Care40, 269-281.

Fleischman, K. M., Smothers, M. K., Christianson, H. F., Carter, L., Hains, A. A., & Davies, W. (2011). Experiences of adolescents with type 1 diabetes as they transition from middle school to high school. Journal of School Counseling9, 1-26.

Fleischman, K. M., Hains, A. A., & Davies, W. (2011). Practitioner perceptions of peer relationships in adolescents with chronic pain. Journal of Child Health Care15, 50-58.