Dr. Davies began her tenure at BUSM in the Department of Biochemistry over 30 years ago. After receiving her PhD, she was very active in the Department and went on to do research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease investigating the role of platelets and the blood brain barrier in amyloid deposition. More recently she has served as Assistant Director of the MA in Medical Sciences program, and now Director of the Oral Health Sciences program. She has been teaching in the Biochemistry course MD512/OH751 Dental Biochemistry for more than 18 years, is Co-Course Manager for GMS MS 640, Introduction to Biomedical Information and recently developed three new courses Evidence Based Dentistry, Infectious Diseases: Pathogens & Clinical Manisfestations and Fundamentals of Head and Neck Anatomy.
Dr. Davies has helped to develop a novel mobil application in collaboration with the Department of Family Medicine, the Alumni Medical Library, and the Virtual Integration Group on Evidence Based Medicine. The BUSM Finding Information Framework (BUSM FIF) app can be found in the app store.
Additionally, she recently published the success of the OHS pipeline program as she works to increase the diversity of dental school applicants from under-represented groups.
Dr. Davies loves working with students, whether she’s teaching, mentoring or providing research assistance. She will be the first to tell you that the best part of her job is when a student attains one of their goals – in particular gaining acceptance to medical or dental school. Dr. Davies enjoys camping, reading, country music, Boston sports and the beach. She lives with her husband, Ron, and four children in Wayland.
- Assistant Professor, Medical Sciences & Education, Boston University School of Medicine
- Assistant Dean for Graduate Affairs, Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
- Boston University School of Medicine, PhD
- University of Virginia, BS
- Published on 1/15/2020
Davies TA, Miller MB, Moore VA, Kaye EA. Predicting professional school performance with a unique lens: are there other cognitive predictors? BMC Med Educ. 2020 Jan 15; 20(1):14. PMID: 31941519.
- Published on 1/28/2019
Davies TA, Kaye E, Stahlberger M, Abbas M, Sarkis C, Reed L, Dunham L, Schreiber BM, Leone C, Mascarenhas AK. Improving Diversity of Dental Students Through the Boston University Master's of Oral Health Sciences Postbaccalaureate Program. J Dent Educ. 2019 Mar; 83(3):287-295. PMID: 30692183.
- Published on 1/11/2015
Lui A, Davies TA*, Liu A, Flynn DB, Wiecha JM, Cohen-Osher M, Hoffman-Kleiner M* (*shared senior author). Novel Mobile Application to Promote Evidence-Based Medicine Decision-Making in Medical Education. Medical Science Educator. 2015; (1-2).
- Published on 9/1/2011
Ulbricht C, Abrams TR, Basch E, Davies-Heerema T, Foppa I, Hammerness P, Rusie E, Tanguay-Colucci S, Taylor S, Ulbricht C, Varghese M, Weissner W, Woods J. An evidence-based systematic review of gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre R. Br.) by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration. J Diet Suppl. 2011 Sep; 8(3):311-30. PMID: 22432729.
- Published on 1/1/2004
Basch E, Boon H, Davies-Heerema T, Foppo I, Hashmi S, Hasskarl J, Sollars D, Ulbricht C. Boswellia: an evidence-based systematic review by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration. J Herb Pharmacother. 2004; 4(3):63-83. PMID: 15829470.
- Published on 9/1/2000
Davies TA, Long HJ, Eisenhauer PB, Hastey R, Cribbs DH, Fine RE, Simons ER. Beta amyloid fragments derived from activated platelets deposit in cerebrovascular endothelium: usage of a novel blood brain barrier endothelial cell model system. Amyloid. 2000 Sep; 7(3):153-65. PMID: 11019856.
- Published on 6/15/2000
Eisenhauer PB, Johnson RJ, Wells JM, Davies TA, Fine RE. Toxicity of various amyloid beta peptide species in cultured human blood-brain barrier endothelial cells: increased toxicity of dutch-type mutant. J Neurosci Res. 2000 Jun 15; 60(6):804-10. PMID: 10861793.
- Published on 5/1/1999
Abraham CR, Marshall DC, Tibbles HE, Otto K, Long HJ, Billingslea AM, Hastey R, Johnson R, Fine RE, Smith SJ, Simons ER, Davies TA. Platelets and DAMI megakaryocytes possess beta-secretase-like activity. J Lab Clin Med. 1999 May; 133(5):507-15. PMID: 10235134.
- Published on 10/1/1998
Davies TA, Billingslea AM, Long HJ, Tibbles H, Wells JM, Eisenhauer PB, Smith SJ, Cribbs DH, Fine RE, Simons ER. Brain endothelial cell enzymes cleave platelet-retained amyloid precursor protein. J Lab Clin Med. 1998 Oct; 132(4):341-50. PMID: 9794706.
- Published on 9/1/1998
Simons ER, Marshall DC, Long HJ, Otto K, Billingslea A, Tibbles H, Wells J, Eisenhauer P, Fine RE, Cribbs DH, Davies TA, Abraham CR. Blood brain barrier endothelial cells express candidate amyloid precursor protein-cleaving secretases. Amyloid. 1998 Sep; 5(3):153-62. PMID: 9818052.
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