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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Davis devotes the majority of her time to basic and translational research on diabetes and obesity and maintains an active clinical practice encompassing all aspects of endocrinology, with specific interests in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, rarer forms of diabetes including genetic and acquired, endocrine complications after gastric bypass surgery, obesity and hypoglycemia.





Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism



Gender Services - Endocrinology

Hormone Replacement Therapy


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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Medical School University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

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PubMed Articles
de Souza AH Tang J Yadev AK Saghafi ST Kibbe CR Linnemann AK Merrins MJ Davis DB Intra-islet GLP-1, but not CCK, is necessary for β-cell function in mouse and human islets. Sci Rep . 2020 Feb 18;10(1):2823
[PubMed ID: 32071395]
Cai W Davis DB Imaging and therapy of diabetes: State of the art. Adv Drug Deliv Rev . 2019 Jan 15;139:1-2
[PubMed ID: 31375196]
Davis DB Khoraki J Ziemelis M Sirinvaravong S Han JY Campos GM Roux en Y gastric bypass hypoglycemia resolves with gastric feeding or reversal: Confirming a non-pancreatic etiology. Mol Metab . 2018 Mar;9:15-27
[PubMed ID: 29449181]
Linnemann AK Blumer J Marasco MR Battiola TJ Umhoefer HM Han JY Lamming DW Davis DB Interleukin 6 protects pancreatic β cells from apoptosis by stimulation of autophagy. FASEB J . 2017 Sep;31(9):4140-4152
[PubMed ID: 28592636]
Neuman JC Schaid MD Brill AL Fenske RJ Kibbe CR Fontaine DA Sdao SM Brar HK Connors KM Wienkes HN Eliceiri KW Merrins MJ Davis DB Kimple ME Enriching Islet Phospholipids With Eicosapentaenoic Acid Reduces Prostaglandin E<sub>2</sub> Signaling and Enhances Diabetic β-Cell Function. Diabetes . 2017 Jun;66(6):1572-1585
[PubMed ID: 28193789]
Baan M Krentz KJ Fontaine DA Davis DB Successful in vitro fertilization and generation of transgenics in Black and Tan Brachyury (BTBR) mice. Transgenic Res . 2016 Dec;25(6):847-854
[PubMed ID: 27515175]
Linnemann AK Davis DB Glucagon-like peptide-1 and cholecystokinin production and signaling in the pancreatic islet as an adaptive response to obesity. J Diabetes Investig . 2016 Apr;7 Suppl 1:44-9
[PubMed ID: 27186355]
Fontaine DA Davis DB Attention to Background Strain Is Essential for Metabolic Research: C57BL/6 and the International Knockout Mouse Consortium. Diabetes . 2016 Jan;65(1):25-33
[PubMed ID: 26696638]
Lavine JA Kibbe CR Baan M Sirinvaravong S Umhoefer HM Engler KA Meske LM Sacotte KA Erhardt DP Davis DB Cholecystokinin expression in the β-cell leads to increased β-cell area in aged mice and protects from streptozotocin-induced diabetes and apoptosis. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab . 2015 Nov 15;309(10):E819-28
[PubMed ID: 26394663]
Baan M Kibbe CR Bushkofsky JR Harris TW Sherman DS Davis DB Transgenic expression of the human growth hormone minigene promotes pancreatic β-cell proliferation. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol . 2015 Oct;309(7):R788-94
[PubMed ID: 26202070]
Weeks AC Kimple ME Davis DB The Importance of Exclusion of Obstructive Sleep Apnea During Screening for Adrenal Adenoma and Diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep . 2015 Jul-Sep;3(3):2324709615607062
[PubMed ID: 26904704]
Pierre JF Neuman JC Brill AL Brar HK Thompson MF Cadena MT Connors KM Busch RA Heneghan AF Cham CM Jones EK Kibbe CR Davis DB Groblewski GE Kudsk KA Kimple ME The gastrin-releasing peptide analog bombesin preserves exocrine and endocrine pancreas morphology and function during parenteral nutrition. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol . 2015 Sep 15;309(6):G431-42
[PubMed ID: 26185331]
Oleson BJ McGraw JA Broniowska KA Annamalai M Chen J Bushkofsky JR Davis DB Corbett JA Mathews CE Distinct differences in the responses of the human pancreatic β-cell line EndoC-βH1 and human islets to proinflammatory cytokines. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol . 2015 Sep;309(5):R525-34
[PubMed ID: 26084699]
Linnemann AK Neuman JC Battiola TJ Wisinski JA Kimple ME Davis DB Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Regulates Cholecystokinin Production in β-Cells to Protect From Apoptosis. Mol Endocrinol . 2015 Jul;29(7):978-87
[PubMed ID: 25984632]
Kale G Pelley EM Davis DB Giant myelolipomas and inadvertent bilateral adrenalectomy in classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep . 2015;2015:150079
[PubMed ID: 26527321]
Linnemann AK Baan M Davis DB Pancreatic β-cell proliferation in obesity. Adv Nutr . 2014 May;5(3):278-88
[PubMed ID: 24829474]
Campos GM Ziemelis M Paparodis R Ahmed M Davis DB Laparoscopic reversal of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: technique and utility for treatment of endocrine complications. Surg Obes Relat Dis . 2014 Jan-Feb;10(1):36-43
[PubMed ID: 24120983]
Krautkramer KA Linnemann AK Fontaine DA Whillock AL Harris TW Schleis GJ Truchan NA Marty-Santos L Lavine JA Cleaver O Kimple ME Davis DB Tcf19 is a novel islet factor necessary for proliferation and survival in the INS-1 β-cell line. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab . 2013 Sep 1;305(5):E600-10
[PubMed ID: 23860123]
Dhital SM Shenker Y Meredith M Davis DB A retrospective study comparing neutral protamine hagedorn insulin with glargine as basal therapy in prednisone-associated diabetes mellitus in hospitalized patients. Endocr Pract . 2012 Sep-Oct;18(5):712-9
[PubMed ID: 22784834]
Davis DB Lavine JA Suhonen JI Krautkramer KA Rabaglia ME Sperger JM Fernandez LA Yandell BS Keller MP Wang IM Schadt EE Attie AD FoxM1 is up-regulated by obesity and stimulates beta-cell proliferation. Mol Endocrinol . 2010 Sep;24(9):1822-34
[PubMed ID: 20660304]