Suja Davis, PhD, RN
Clinical Associate Professor
Suja P. Davis, PhD, RN is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing. She earned her Master’s in Nursing from College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India. She has a certificate in Nursing Education and a Post Master’s in Nursing Informatics from SON, UNC-CH. Dr. Davis earned her Doctorate degree in Nursing from College of Nursing, East Carolina University with a concentration in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Her dissertation was titled “Influencing factors of fatigue in adults with IBD”. She has been a nursing educator for more than a decade and has worked in the hospital setting by taking care of patients after gastrointestinal surgery, as well as in the rehabilitation unit. Current research is focused on symptom management of adults with GI disorders, and nursing education. Specifically, her research interest is in managing the symptoms of adults with IBD, IBS, parenteral nutrition, wound management, diverticulitis, bariatric surgery, ostomy, and pre and post-operative care using data science. Her work has been published in peer reviewed academic journals and she has presented her work both regionally and nationally.
I have extensive clinical experience in managing post-operative patients, elderly adults, and patients with various gastrointestinal disorders including colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, ostomies, patients with tube feeding and TPN. I have 17 years of experience as a clinical instructor both intermediate Med-surg clinicals and senior capstone clinicals, course coordinator for pathophysiology and pharmacology, undergraduate honors program, and taught informatics for DNP students and reviews (scoping and systematic) for PhD students.
Specialization/Research Areas: Available for presentations: I am happy to talk about any of the topics listed above, and can develop more specialized programs within any of these categories:
Previously Taught AHEC SON Topics, if applicable:
2019-2020 Phyllis Horns Outstanding Doctoral Student Award at ECU College of Nursing
Distinguished student of ECU CON for “Anchors Away” the graduation magazine of ECU for Spring 2020 term
2019 Margaret Gould Tyson Scholarship by NEF
2019 ECU CON Hall of Fame Scholarship
2019 SNRS Best Student Poster of Bio Behavioral Research Interest Group
Davis, S. P., Chen, D-G., Crane, P. B., Bolin, L., Johnson, L. A., & Long, M. (under review). Influencing factors of inflammatory bowel disease – fatigue: A path analysis model. Nursing Research
Davis, S. P., Crane, P. B., Bolin, L., Johnson, L. A., & Long, M. (under revision). An integrative review of physical activity in adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Intestinal Research.
Davis, S.P., Ross, M. S. H., Adatorwovor, R., & Wei, H. (under revision). Telehealth and mobile health interventions in adults with inflammatory bowel disease: A mixed methods systematic review. Research in Nursing and Health.
Davis, S.P., Bolin, L., Crane. P.B., & Crandell, J. (under revision). Non- pharmacological interventions for anxiety and depression in adults with inflammatory bowel disease: A systematic review and Meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychology.
Davis, S.P., Bolin, L., Crane. P.B., Wei, H., & Crandell, J. (under revision). Non – pharmacological interventions to manage fatigue among adults with inflammatory bowel disease: A Systematic Review and Meta – Analysis. Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice.
Davis, S.P., Melendez, C.R., Crane, P.B., & Long, M.D. (2020). A comparison of exercise measures among adults with inflammatory bowel disease [Abstract]. Gastroenterology, 158(S3), S13. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2019.11.067
Jones-Hooker, C., Davis, S.P., Griffith, S., Mizelle, L., Hubbard, L., Dickerson, K., & Scott, E. (2020). Strategies for progression in a PhD nursing program within a Transition Model. Nursing Forum. Online Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1111/nuf.1245
Zhao, J., and Davis, S.P. (2019). An integrative review of multimodal pain management on patient recovery after total hip and knee arthroplasty. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 98, 94-106. PMID: 31352132
Davis, S.P. (2017). The role of Alvimopan in reducing postoperative ileus after gastrointestinal resection. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 15(2), 1- 7.
Leckey, J., Davis, S.P., and Raphael-Grimm, T. (2017). Nursing Assessments of Patients Requiring Enteral and Gastric Feeding Tubes: An Exploratory Approach.
Gastroenterology Nursing, 40(6), 469 – 483.
Davis, S.P. (2016). Electronic Disease Registries: A New Tool to Manage Chronic Diseases.
Nursing Informatics Today, 31(2), 4 -9.
Davis, S. P. (2012). Incentive spirometry after abdominal surgery. Nursing Times, 108(26), 22-23.
Carrington Grant, School of Nursing, UNC-CH, Spring 2020
FELS Grant 2018-2019 & 2019 -2020
Alpha Alpha Chapter of STTI Research Grant 2019
Gastrointestinal disorders, IBD, IBS, Morbid obesity, ostomy, wound management, nursing informatics, nursing education