Dr. Davis earned a Master of Science in Public Health from the UAB School of Public Health. His research interest is the application of epidemiology to forensic pathology, especially drug abuse. He publishes in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of Pathology and Law. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Forensic Sciences, Academic Forensic Pathology, and Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology. He currently represents the pathology/biology section on the board of directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is the 2014 president of the National Association of Medical Examiners.
He was appointed to the FSSB in 2014.