Terry DavisExcerpt taken from Bossier Press-Tribune

"On Thursday, September 22 at LSU Health Sciences Foundation An Evening for Healers event, Dr. Terry Davis was named this year’s Community Hero. Dr. Davis is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Division Chief of Healthcare Disparities at LSU Health Shreveport. For over 35 years, she has investigated the impact of patient literacy on health with more than 150 publications related to health communications.

A pioneer in the field of health literacy, Dr. Davis developed the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM), the gold standard for literacy testing in medical settings. She has served on health literacy boards at the local, state, and national levels and currently serves as the Health Literacy Director on the NIH-sponsored Louisiana Clinical and Translational Sciences (LA CaTS) Center where she is training the next generation of scientists. This award commends the life-changing and invaluable work Dr. Terry Davis has devoted to the rural health community for 35 years."

Congratulations to Dr. Terry Davis, LA CaTS Center’s Health Literacy Core Director, on receiving this well deserving honor! Dr. Davis has been the Health Literacy Core Director since the beginning of the LA CaTS Center. We are very honored to have her as part of our IDeA-CTR. The expertise she brings to our program is unparalleled. More information on the LA CaTS Health Literacy Core can be found HERE.