Rachel Davis, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry-Other CI Services

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2000)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2006)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Psychiatry (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Other CI Services

Professional Titles

  • Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs and Strategy
  • Service Director, Psychiatric Neuromodulation and Advanced Therapeutics
  • Co-Director, OCD Surgical Program
  • Medical Director, OCD Program
  • Chief, CUMedicine Outpatient Psychiatry Practices

Recognition & Awards

  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2006)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha , University of Colorado School of Medicine (2004)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2013)
    School of Medicine, Psychiatry
  • Associate Professor (2020)
    School of Medicine, Psychiatry
  • Associate Professor (2021)
    School of Medicine, Neurosurgery
    Deep Brain Stimulation for OCD, Psychiatric Neurosurgery

Publications

  • Davis RA, Wolfe J, Heiman N. Increasing utilization of student mental health services on a college campus: Eight actionable tips. J Am Coll Health. 2021 Apr 23;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33891531
  • Davis RA, Winston H, Gault JM, Kern DS, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Abosch A. Deep Brain Stimulation for OCD in a Patient With Comorbidities: Epilepsy, Tics, Autism, and Major Depressive Disorder. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. Spring 2021;33(2):167-171. PubMed PMID: 33535803
  • Kahn L, Sutton B, Winston HR, Abosch A, Thompson JA, Davis RA. Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Real World Experience Post-FDA-Humanitarian Use Device Approval. Front Psychiatry. 2021;12:568932. PubMed PMID: 33868034
  • Davis RA, Giordano J, Hufford DB, Sheth SA, Warnke P, Widge AS, Richardson RM, Rosenow JM, Rossi PJ, Storch EA, Winston H, Zboyan J, Dougherty DD, Foote KD, Goodman WK, McLaughlin NCR, Ojemann S, Rasmussen S, Abosch A, Okun MS. Restriction of Access to Deep Brain Stimulation for Refractory OCD: Failure to Apply the Federal Parity Act. Front Psychiatry. 2021;12:706181. PubMed PMID: 34456762
  • Koljack C, Mackenzie G, Davis R. Anti-stigma panel: a peer-led mental health initiatve. Capstone project. 2021 Mar 2.
  • Camprodon J, Davis R, Dougherty D, Rodriguez C, Vidrine R. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for OCD. International OCD Foundation. Published online June 2021 at: https://iocdf.org/tms/
  • Koljack CE, Garcia MLW, Davis RA. Anti-Stigma Mental Health Panel: an Initiative to Reduce Mental Health Stigma Experienced by Health Professional Students. Acad Psychiatry. 2020 Apr;44(2):246-247. PubMed PMID: 31975320
  • Finger L, Thompson J, Davis R. Using diffusion tensor imaging to find optimal stimulation targets in obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment. The FASEB Journal. 2020. Vol 34(S1): Experimental Biology 2020 Meeting Abstracts.
  • Coons H, Berkowitz S, Davis R. Self-care advice for health-care providers during COVID-19: Concrete strategies to help manage stress. American Psychological Association Service, Inc. Published online March 26, 2020 at: https://www.apaservices.org/practice/ce/self-care/health-providers-covid-19
  • Coons H, Hunter W, Berkowitz S, Davis R, Rothberg B, Epperson C. Well-being services for health care workers during the COVID pandemic: program highlights from the department of psychiatry. The Health Psychologist. Published online August 4, 2020 at: https://div38healthpsychologist.com/2020/08/04/well-being-services-for-health-care-workers-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-program-highlights-from-the-department-of-psychiatry-university-of-colorado-school-of-medicine/
  • Davis R, Rosenthal R, and Epperson N. Making a map in uncertain times: Tools and support for students during COVID-19. Podcast. Crazed. Episode 19. March 18, 2020. http://crazedpodcast.com/making-a-map-in-uncertain-times-tools-and-support-for-students-during-covid-19/
  • Heiman N, Davis R, Epperson N. Unstructured, Uncertain, Uneasy: Students During COVID-19. Podcast. Mind the Brain. May 4, 2020. https://soundcloud.com/anschutz-dept-psychiatry/unstructured-uncertain-uneasy-students-during-covid-19
  • Davis R and Epperson N. Times are strange, but uncertainty is nothing new: managing COVID19 when you or a loved one has OCD. Article and Podcast. Mind the Brain. June 16, 2020. https://soundcloud.com/anschutz-dept-psychiatry/managing-covid-19-when-you-or-a-loved-one-has-ocd
  • Theis, Lindsay. Inside a risky, rare brain surgery for OCD. Newsy. January 23, 2020: https://www.newsy.com/stories/rare-brain-surgery-may-treat-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/
  • Naderi R, Camacho J, Wexler-Walter A, Davis R, Tsai S: Improving Wellbeing During CU GME Residency and Fellowship. https://ucdenver.instructure.com/courses/444401
  • Heiman N, Davis R, Rothberg B. A deeper understanding of depression and suicidality among medical students. Med Teach. 2018 May 9;:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29741422
  • Williams S, Davis R. One-minute wellness: a no-cost mental health outreach initiative. Med Educ. 2018 May;52(5):554-555. PubMed PMID: 29480516
  • Gault JM, Davis R, Cascella NG, Saks ER, Corripio-Collado I, Anderson WS, Olincy A, Thompson JA, Pomarol-Clotet E, Sawa A, Daskalakis ZJ, Lipsman N, Abosch A. Approaches to neuromodulation for schizophrenia. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2018 Jul;89(7):777-787. PubMed PMID: 29242310
  • Gault JM, Davis R, Cascella NG, Saks ER, Corripio-Collado I, Anderson WS, Olincy A, Thompson JA, Pomarol-Clotet E, Sawa A, Daskalakis ZJ, Lipsman N, Abosch A. Approaches to neuromodulation for schizophrenia. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2017 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29242310
  • Davis RA, Epstein CH, Klepitskaya O, Sharp CS, Ojemann S, Abosch A, Heru AM. Disambiguating the Psychiatric Sequelae of Parkinson's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation, and Life Events: Case Report and Literature Review. Am J Psychiatry. 2017 Jan 1;174(1):11-15. PubMed PMID: 28041000
  • Davis R, Winston H, Gault J, Kern D, Mikulich-Gilbertson J, Abosch A. Deep brain stimulation for OCD in a patient with comorbidities: epilepsy, tics, autism, and major depressive disorder. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. Pending publication 2021.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association (APA), Distinguished Fellow
  • Colorado Psychiatric Society (CPS), Past President
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (AOA), Member
  • International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), Member
  • American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (AAEP), Member
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Member
  • CU School of Medicine Center for NeuroScience, Member
  • American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN), Member

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

CU Medicine Psychiatry - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Clinic
1890 N Revere Ct
Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 5242
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-6252

CU Medicine Psychiatry - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Clinic
1890 N Revere Ct
Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 5040
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-4987

CU Medicine Psychiatry - Outpatient Clinic
1890 N Revere Ct
Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 4020
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-1000

Department of Psychiatry - Faculty and Staff Mental Health
1890 N Revere Ct
Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 5242
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-4987

CU Psychiatry - Student and Resident Mental Health  
1890 N Revere Ct
Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 5040
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-4716

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychiatry, Board Certification (2010)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness and Prevention
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Bereavement
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Bipolar Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Depression
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Panic Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Phobias
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Postpartum Depression
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
Volunteer Activities
American Transplant Foundation 1+1=LIFE Mentor; Past President, Colorado Psychiatric Society; Chair, Ethics Committee, Colorado Psychiatric Society

Public Speaking
Yes
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Student Mental Health, Physician Mental Health

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2000)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Psychiatry (2009)
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Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Other CI Services
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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