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Ursula Davis

Senior Research Associate    

Ph.D. student, Capella University
M.A., Argosy University
B.A., Clayton State University


Ursula Davis joined the Georgia Health Policy Center’s Center of Excellence for Children’s Mental Health in July 2015. She brings with her experience in child welfare, mental health, program management, training, and strategic planning. Her community collaborative experience includes representing the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) on numerous internal and external workgroups focused on the physical and behavioral health needs of children and adolescents.

Ursula’s previous experience includes over twenty years working within the child welfare field in various roles ranging from case manager to various leadership positions. In her role as the director of DFCS’s System of Care (SOC) she was able to develop a unit with the sole purpose of addressing the wellbeing of children and adolescents touched by DFCS and its many programs. The DFCS SOC launched the first statewide psychotropic medication consent process and partnered with other state and community level providers to implement trauma-informed care in the form of trauma assessments for youth entering the foster care system. For five years, Ursula was a part of Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges providing training, technical assistance and programmatic oversight to the Permanent Homes for Children Program.

Ursula is currently a Ph.D. student in Advanced Human Behavior at Capella University. She earned a Master in Professional Counseling from Argosy University and a Bachelor in Psychology from Clayton State Univeristy. In addition, she holds a license in professional counseling and has provided individual and group counseling in a clinic setting for adults and adolescents.