Dr. Davis-Ajami is a health services researcher with an interest in health, utilization and cost outcomes in adults with complex chronic disease with a focus on diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Her research portfolio includes intramural and extramural funding as well as consulting work. She has expertise in big data research using national-level complex surveys and longitudinal claims databases. Her teaching experience spans undergraduate and graduate education and focuses on nursing leadership and administration with specific expertise in finance and strategy. Her teaching portfolio includes experience in curriculum and program development. 


  • Nursing administration and leadership
  • Complex chronic disease
  • Diabetes, chronic kidney disease
  • Cost effectiveness research


Past Affiliations

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Indiana University Bloomington

Assistant Professor, Department of Organizational Systems & Adult Health, School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore (past)

Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Indiana University Bloomington

Nursing, Nursing
PhD, Ohio State University, Columbus, Pharmacy Administration, 2010
MBA, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, Business, 2004
MS, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Family Nurse Practitioner, 1999
BSN, University of Evansville, Nursing, 1982
Diploma, West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, Nursing, 1976