Jesse Davis, MD, MBA

E4B PI & Co-Director, Clincal Instructor of Pediatrics

Dr. Davis is the Principal Investigator for the E4B Program at Washington University and a neonatal hospitalist at Washington University School of Medicine. He utilizes implementation science, health economics & policy, as well as social entrepreneurship to move the needle on major social issues; principally, achieving more equitable health outcomes. His training includes both medicine and business. Prior to his pediatrics training, he leveraged this skillset to develop, and implement, a wellness curriculum in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic center for Adolescent Medicine. He has led multiple collaborative projects including STL 360 that aims to improve outcomes for black Mothers and infants. His experience as Senior Clinical Advisor for Infant and Maternal Initiatives for the BJC HealthCare also gives him the experience to lead multi-sector collaborative projects. He is the founder and director of the Fathers First Initiative which was developed in response to a need to enrich paternal engagement in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This multi-sector collaborative initiative has impacted many fathers in the NICU and revealed public health implications for the future. His research interests involve 1) studying the impact of paternal involvement on infant and maternal health outcomes and 2) studying the implementation outcomes of multi-sector collaborations with a goal to improve the efficacy and efficiency of social impact ventures that advance public health.