Paul Davis, Ph.D.



Preventive Medicine/Epidemiology


  • Research Nutritionist

Clinical Interests

Paul Davis studies lipoproteins and nutrition, in particular the interaction of diet and chronic diseases (e.g. colon cancer and atherosclerosis). His main interest is in understanding the elements of postprandial lipemia and the factors that alter either the character or temporal sequence of the process.


Public Health Sciences

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974

M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1976


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1979-82

University of California, Davis (Parker Francis Pulmonary Res. Fellowship), Davis, California, 1982-84

Select Recent Publications

Calo L, Giacon B, Davis PA, Pagnin E, Piccin A, Riegler P, Huber W, Antonello A, Semplicini A. Oxidative stress and TGFbeta in kidney-transplanted patients with cyclosporin-induced hypertension. Effect of carvedilol and nifedipine. Clin Nephrol. 2002; 58:103-10.

Calo LA, Davis PA, Giacon B, Pagnin E, Sartori M, Riegler P, Antonello A, Huber W, Semplicini A. Oxidative stress in kidney transplant patients with calcineurin inhibitor-induced hypertension: effect of ramipril. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2002; 40:625-31.

Hyson DA, Schneeman BO, Davis PA. Almonds and almond oil have similar effects on plasma lipids and LDL oxidation in healthy men and women. J Nutr. 2002; 132:703-7.

Davis, PA; Iwahashi, CK. Whole almonds and almond fractions reduce aberrant crypt foci in a rat model of colon carcinogenesis. Cancer Letters 2001; 165:27-33.

Bonfante L, Davis PA, Spinello M, Antonello A, D'Angelo A, Semplicini A, Calo L. Chronic renal failure, end-stage renal disease, and peritoneal dialysis in Gitelman's syndrome. Am J Kidney Dis. 2001; 38:165-8.

Bourdon I, Yokoyama W, Davis P, Hudson C, Backus R, Richter D, Knuckles B, Schneeman BO. Postprandial lipid, glucose, insulin, and cholecystokinin responses in men fed barley pasta enriched with beta-glucan. American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 1999;

Calo L, Davis PA, Cantaro S, Bonfante L, Castrignano R, Carraro G, D'Angelo A. Effect of doxazosin in mild to moderate hypertensive patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Acta Diabetologia 1998; 35:96-100

Calo L, Davis PA, Milani M, Antonello A , Cantaro S, D'Angelo A , Fagiolo U. Constitutive Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (Ecnos) Gene Expression In Human Monocytes. Angiology 1998;6:419-422

Parks, E.J., German, J.B., Davis, P.A., Frankel, E.N., Kappagoda, C.T., Rutledge, J.C., Hyson, D.A., Schneeman, B.O. Reduced oxidative susceptibility of LDL from patients participating in an intensive atherosclerosis treatment program. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1998;68:778-785.