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Beshaun J. Davis, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Education and Training

2014     B.S., Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

2016     M.S., Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

2020     Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

2020     Internship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center- Psychosis Track

2021     Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Research/Clinical Keywords

Early Psychosis; Health Equity; Engagement; Insight; Metacognition; Black Mental Health

Highlighted Publications

Davis, B. J., Lysaker, P. H., Salyers, M. P., & Minor, K. S. (2020). The insight paradox in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of the relationship between clinical insight and quality of life. Schizophrenia Research.

Davis, B. J., Firmin, R. L., Lysaker, P. H., Salyers, M. P., McGrew, J., & Minor, K. S. (2020). An investigation of metacognition in schizotypy: Evidence of linkage with negative traits. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 6(1), 81.

Oluwoye, O., Davis, B., Kuhney, F. S., & Anglin, D. M. (2021). Systematic review of pathways to care in the US for Black individuals with early psychosis. NPJ schizophrenia7(1), 1-10.

Keshavan, M. S., Davis, B., Friedman-Yakoobian, M., & Mesholam-Gately, R. I. (2021). What is my diagnosis, Doc?: Discussing psychosis diagnosis with patients and families. Schizophrenia research239, 92-94.

Davis, B., Anglin, D. M., Oluwoye, O., & Keshavan, M. (2022). The unfulfilled promise of equitable first episode care for Black-Americans: A way forward. Schizophrenia research241, 171.

Davis, B. J., Bonfils, K. A., Zalzala, A., Lysaker, P. H., & Minor, K. S. (2022). Meaning-making processes across the lifespan: An investigation of the developmental course of metacognitive capacity. Schizophrenia Research248, 240-245.

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