Dr. Davidson is the Senior Vice President of Research and Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, at Northwell Health.  A clinical health psychologist by training, her program of research focuses on the relationship between psychosocial risk factors and their role in the course and outcome of cardiovascular disease.  Most recently Dr. Davidson conducted an NIH-funded randomized controlled trial to test if enhanced depression treatment vs current treatment improves healthcare costs and depression in acute coronary disease patients at sites across the U.S.  Dr. Davidson received her PhD in clinical psychology and her master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Waterloo. She has published more than 200 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, has been an NIH-funded principle investigator on over 20 grants, and is an expert in behavior and system interventions.