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Matthew A. Davis, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology


Ph.D. Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2014
M.P.H. Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 2010
D.C. New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, 2004
B.A. (Chemistry) Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2000

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Contact Information

35 Centerra Parkway
Lebanon NH 03766

Office: (603) 653-0842
Email: matthew.a.davis@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

Health Services Research and Alternative Health Care Markets
My interest in this area pertains to studying public utilization of health services and resultant national economic impacts. More specifically, I have interest in evaluating novel health services delivery models, clinical effectiveness, and integration of various forms of complementary and alternative health care practices.

Health Informatics
I have experience with a variety of large national data sources such as the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and Medicare claims data. I have interest in complex data management, analysis, and data retrieval.

Grant Information

Public Service Research National Institutes of Health PAR-09-072 (NCCAM K01 Award) NIH Grant Award Number KAT006162A
Title: The United States Complementary and Alternative Medicine Market.
Contributors and Co-investigators: Ian Coulter, PhD (RAND Corp); Michael Zubkoff, PhD; and Todd Mackenzie, PhD

Courses Taught

The Dartmouth Institute
ECS141 Epidemiology & Biostatistics II

Selected Publications


  • Davis MA, West, AN, Weeks WB, Sirovich BE. Health behaviors and utilization among complementary and alternative medicine users for treatment versus health promotion. Health Services Research. 2011;46:1402-16 (view details in PubMed)

  • Davis MA, Weeks WB, Coulter ID. A proposed conceptual model for studying utilization of complementary and alternative medicine. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2011;17:32-6 (view details in PubMed)

  • Davis MA, Smith MM, Weeks WB. Influenza vaccination among chiropractic patients and other users of complementary and alternative medicine: Are chiropractic patients really different? Preventive Medicine. 2012:54:5-8 (view details in PubMed)

  • Davis MA, Kononowech RW, Rolin SA, Spierings EL. Acupuncture for tension-type headache: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Pain. 2008;9:667-677. (view details in PubMed)

  • Davis MA. Posterior spinal fusion versus anterior/posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a decision analysis. Spine. 2009;34:2318-2323. (view details in PubMed)

  • Davis MA, Whedon JM, Weeks WB. Complementary and alternative medicine practitioners and the accountable care organization: The train is leaving the station. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2011;17:669-74 (view details in PubMed)

  • Davis MA, Sirovich BE, Weeks WB. Utilization and expenditures on chiropractic care in the United States from 1997 to 2006. Health Services Research. 2010;45:748-761. (view details in PubMed)

  • Davis MA, Weeks WB. The concentration of out-of-pocket expenditures on complementary and alternative medicine in the United States. Alternative Therapies Health and Medicine. 2012;18:36-42. (view details in PubMed)

  • Davis MA, Onega T, Weeks WB, Lurie JD. Where the United States spends its spine dollars: expenditures on different ambulatory services for the management of back and neck conditions. Spine. 2012;37:1693-701. (view details in PubMed)

  • Davis MA, Martin BI, Coulter ID, Weeks WB. US spending on complementary and alternative medicine during 2002–08 plateaued, suggesting role in reformed health system. Health Affairs (Millwood). 2013;32:45-52. (view details in PubMed)