Jonathan M. Davis, MD

Director of the CTSA Trial Innovation Network Center at the CTSA Hub
Tufts CTSI; Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

Dr. Jonathan Davis is Vice-Chair of Pediatrics and Chief of Newborn Medicine at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. His research has focused on breathing problems in newborn infants, causes of newborn brain injury, and neonatal drug development. He has authored over 150 manuscripts and book chapters and received numerous grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, the FDA, the March of Dimes, the American Lung Association and many others. Dr. Davis has lectured worldwide including the Vatican Children’s Hospital in Rome, the Pasteur Research Institute in Paris, and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington. Dr. Davis has conducted the basic science and animal studies to support human trials of exogenous surfactant, human recombinant antioxidants, human recombinant anti-inflammatory agents (rhCC10), and many other drugs and devices in newborn infants and has been intimately involved in trial design, data collection, data analyses, and peer-reviewed publications. He is currently funded by NIH and FDA to develop better biomarkers and outcome measures for clinical trials and new and existing therapeutics to improve neonatal outcome. Dr. Davis is Chair of the Neonatal Advisory Committee in the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics at FDA and was recently elected to the Leadership Council of the American Pediatric Society. He has been actively involved in the Clinical and Translational Science Award Program and the BPCA Prioritization Committee at NIH. These positions permit him to work closely with NIH, FDA, academic leaders, and Industry to promote the development of important pediatric therapeutics.