Research Interest Summary
Interracial Dynamics; Youth; African American Families; Academic Achievement
Scott, L.D., Jr., Davis, L.E. (2006) Young, black, and male in foster care: Relationship of social contextual experiences to factors relevant to mental health service delivery, Journal of Adolescence, 29(5), 721-736.
Williams, J.H. Davis, L.E. Johnson, S. Williams, T. Saunders, J. & Nebbit, V. (2007) Substance Use and Academic Performance Among African American High School Students, Social Work Research, 31(3), 151-161.
Davis, L.E. and Bangs, R. (2007) The Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh, Journal on Research on Social Work Practice, 17,(5), 632-634.
Vaughn, M.G., Wallace, J.M.,Davis, L.E., Fernandes, G. & Howard, M.O. (2007) Variations in mental health problems, substance use, and delinquency among African American and Caucasian juvenile offenders: implications for reentry services. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 10, 10:1-20.
Mizrahi, T. and Davis, L.E., Editors-in-Chief (2008) Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th Edition, NASW Press/Oxford University Press.
Davis, L.E., Wallace, J. and Shanks, T. (2008) Overview on African Americans, Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th Edition, NASW Press/Oxford University Press, p. 65-75.
Vaughn, M. G., Wallace, J., Davis, L. E., Fernandes, G., & Howard, M. O., (2008) Variations in mental health problems, substance use and delinquency between African-American and White juvenile offenders: Implications for reentry services. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 52(3), 311-329.
Davis, L.E. Prologue: Race and Social Problems (2009), l (1), 1-2.
Eack, S. M., Bahorik, A. L., Newhill, C. E., Neighbors, H. W., & Davis, L. E. (2012) Interviewer-perceived honesty mediates racial disparities in the diagnosis of schizophrenia, Psychiatric Services, 63 (9) 875-880.