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Kelly Davis is an expert in health risk behaviors, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of sexual violence, sexual risk, and substance use.

Her work has targeted sexual assault assessment, response, prevention, and policy in both K-12 and higher education institutions as well as the military and legal system, with an emphasis on the role of alcohol in sexual assault perpetration and victimization. Davis is a professor in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation as well as a licensed clinical psychologist.

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When a victim has been drinking, we tend to blame her more for the assault, but when an assailant has been drinking we tend to say, 'Oh that's a reason why he did it' and we have to excuse him.

— Kelly Davis, CBC Radio