Faculty Profile

Dr. Tanya M. White-Davis, Psy.D.

Tanya M. White-Davis, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Professional Interests


  • Behavioral Science Family Systems Educator Fellowship, Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, 2011
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Primary Care Family Psychology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 2009
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship in Consultation-Liaison Psychology, South Florida Consortium, Broward General Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2007
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology Track, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2007
  • B.S., Biology,  Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 2000

Professional Interests


  • Bullying; racial identity development; acculturation; empowerment, coping and resilience in children and families; self-reflective practice; family systems theory and application; multicultural psychology; primary care health psychology


  • Primary care health psychology; curriculum development; child psychology; clinical psychology; consultation-liaison in primary care and hospital; bullying; family systems therapy; narrative therapy; cognitive-behavioral therapy;  trauma-informed care; sociocultural analysis; clinical supervision

Active Projects

  • Exploring Race, Power, and Privilege across Cultures within the Supervisory Relationship 
  • Exploring the Role of Primary Care Providers in Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • The Effect of Teaching on Pediatric Resident Documentation of Social Determinants of Health: IHELLP

Selected Publications

Selected Publications and Presentations 

    1. White-Davis T, Stein E, Karasc A. (2016) The Elephant in the Room: Dialogues about Race within Cross-Cultural Supervisory Relationships. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine; 51(4): 347-356. 2016
    2. White-Davis, T. and Valeras, A. (2016) Race, racism, and ourselves: Deconstructing racism in medical education. Plenary presentation at Annual New England Behavioral Science Family Medicine Faculty Retreat. Falmouth, ME.
    3. Rodgers, D., Brown Speights, J., Edgoose, J., Ferguson, W.,Fraser, K., Henderson, D., Ring, J., Saba, G., White-Davis, T., Saint-Hilaire, L., and Wu, D. (2016) Teaching About Racism in the Context of Persistent Health and Health Care Disparities: How Educators Can Enlighten Themselves and Their Learners. Workshop presented at national annual conference of the Society of Teacher of Family Medicine, Minneapolis, MN.
    4. White-Davis, T. and Kotay, A. (2015) Racial Oppression and Health: A Biopsychosocial View. Presentation at local psychoanalytic psychology conference, Civilization and It’s Blisscontents: Violence and Psychoanalysis. Presented by Das Ding, Das Unbehagan, & the Philadelphia Lacan Group Psychoanalytic Society, Fordham University, Manhattan, NY.
    5. Patel, M., Scholnick, J., White-Davis, T., Bathory, E., Braganza, S. (2014) Resident Documentation of Social Determinants of Health: Effects of a Teaching Tool. Poster presentation at NYCRING Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.
    6. White-Davis, T. (2014) Bullying as a Tool: Impact of Discrimination on Health and Well-being. Invited speaker at The African Response to Ebola: Facing Facts and Fears Forum. Hosted by The Drammeh Institute, Inc. in partnership with African American Association of Co-Op City. Bronx, NY
    7. White-Davis, T, Lander, E, and Chambers, E. (2014) Exploring the Role of Primary Care Providers in Bullying Prevention and Intervention. Poster presentation at national annual conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, San Antonio, TX.
    8. White-Davis, T. and Ringer, J. (2013) Bullying and Primary Care: Assessment and Intervention, (LGBTQ Focus). Grand Rounds Plenary speaker, Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Bronx, NY.
    9. White-Davis, T., Sherman, P., and Korin, E. (2012) From Exam Room to Living Room: A Case Conference Home-Visit Approach to Reflective Learning. Presenter at national Behavioral Science conference. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, Forum for Behavioral Science, Chicago, IL.
    10. Lander, E. and White-Davis, T. (2012) Bullying: Assessment, Interventions, and Ethics. Co-presenter. Counseling Psychology graduate program, Farleigh Dickinson College, Hackensack, NJ.

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