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Lisa Davis, M.H.A.

Director and Associate Outreach Professor of Health Policy and Administration

310 Nursing Sciences Building, University Park, PA 16802
Office: (814) 863-8214 Email:

Lisa Davis is the Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health and Outreach Associate Professor Health Policy and Administration at Penn State. Lisa is responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the state office of rural health, including ensuring that the office meets its mission of being a source of networking, coordination, and technical assistance to organizations focused on rural health care delivery; developing and sustaining linkages with state and national partners; and seeking ways to expand the office’s role in enhancing the health status of rural Pennsylvanians.

On the national, state, and university levels, Lisa serves on a wide range of boards of directors, advisory committees, and task forces focused on rural health policy, rural health research, economic development, outreach and education, and vulnerable populations and specific health issues such as oral health and cancer. She has extensive experience in the field of rural health research.

She is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and the James D. Bernstein Mentoring Award from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health; the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Pennsylvania Rural Health Association; and an Award for Individual Contributions to Public Health from the Pennsylvania Public Health Association. The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health received the Award of Merit from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.

Lisa holds a graduate degree in Health Administration from Penn State and lives in Boalsburg, PA, the birthplace of Memorial Day, with her husband and daughter.