Faculty & Staff

Mary E. Davis

Department Chair, Associate Professor

Contact Info:
Urban and Environmental
Policy and Planning
97 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.3394
Fax: 617.627.3377
Personal website
Mary Davis is an associate professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. She received her PhD in economics from the University of Florida, and her BA from the University of Miami.

Professor Davis' research is broadly focused on environmental health issues, including air pollution, occupational health, children's health, and biostatistics.

Her recent research projects include an investigation of the relationship between the economy and human health, evaluations of working conditions in Haitian apparel factories and in the New England commercial fishing industry, and an assessment of economic trade-offs in marine resource use along the Maine coastline. She is currently the chair of a National Academy of Sciences research panel investigating the effect of noise on children's learning outcomes, and has testified on multiple occasions at state legislative panels as an advocate for pro-children's health legislation.