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

  • Medical Director, Student and Resident Mental Health
  • Medical Director, OCD and Neuromodulation Program
  • Interim Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

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

Publications

  • 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), Member
  • 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

UCHealth Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
13001 E. 17th Pl
Fitzsimons Bldg, 2nd Floor, West Wing
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-1000

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

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

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychiatry, Board Certification (2010)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness and Lifestyle
  • 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
Past President, Colorado Psychiatric Society; Co-Chair, Ethics Committee, Colorado Psychiatric Society

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