Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

Cataria Davis

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Allied Health and Social Care

Cataria is an experienced public health practitioner and academician.

[email protected]


Cataria Davis received her doctorate degree (PhD) from Southern Illinois University in the USA where her major area of study was public health education and secondary studies in Geographic Information System with an emphasis in spatial epidemiology. She received a master’s in public health (MPH) from Morgan State University and a master’s in science (MS) if food safety from Johns Hopkins University, both based in Baltimore, MD.  Cataria has held a specialization as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).

Cataria has worked as a public health practitioner and academician for several years. She gained much of her experience working in population health and administration for the U.S. government before moving on to the New York City department of health’s bureau of food safety and community sanitation.  While working in the bureau of food safety, Cataria gained several food safety related certifications and developed her passion for food safety. Cataria maintains her public health practitioner role through providing consultancy for different agencies and corporations and successful grant writing awards.

Areas of Expertise

  • Spatial analysis in public health
  • Public Health Program Planning & Evaluation
  • Survey Design
  • Foodborne illness prevention
  • Food safety management and HACCP planning
Research interests
  • Food safety supply chain issues
  • Food safety behaviours of consumers
  • Retail food safety workers’ practices
  • Food safety culture among food service workers
  • Occupational hazards among food industry workers
  • PhD, Southern Illinois University
  • MS, Johns Hopkins University
  • MPH, Morgan State University
  • GIS Certificate, Southern Illinois University
  • CHES, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
Memberships, editorial boards
  • American Public Health Association
  • International Association of Food Protection
  • Board of Directors Member, Bmore4Kidz