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Dawn Davis

Associate Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health | Medicine/Endocrinology

Hometown: Fort Atkinson, McFarland

Dawn Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She grew up in Fort Atkinson, WI. She received her BS in Biochemistry from UW–Madison. She then received her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago. She completed her clinical training at University of Washington in Seattle and at UW–Madison. She currently practices endocrinology at the UW and VA, runs a federally funded research program focused on diabetes and obesity, and teaches in the graduate and medical schools.


  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Careers in Science and Medicine
  • Advancement of Women in STEM Fields, Academics, and Leadership