Victoria J. Davey, PH.D., M.P.H., R.N. Chief Public Health & Environmental Hazards Officer (10P3), Veterans Health Administration Phone: 202-461-1000 Fax: 202-495-5955
Dr. Victoria Davey is the Chief Officer of Public Health and Environmental Hazards of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Office focuses on public health aspects of infectious diseases of special concern to the Veteran population, including HIV, hepatitis C, seasonal influenza, healthcare acquired infections and emerging infections; environmental exposures of Veterans; women Veterans' health; occupational health; and emergency planning and management. Dr. Davey is a recognized expert on planning and preparedness for pandemic influenza and other public health/biodefense-related initiatives.
She was the Deputy Chief of the Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards since 2006 where she planned, coordinated and communicated public health policies and programs for the VA health care system. Prior to joining VA in November 1999, she served as Associate Clinical Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH [1991-1999], was an HIV clinical research coordinator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) [1987-1991], and was an intensive care unit nurse [1978-1987] at Boston University Medical Center and the NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Davey received an AB in Biology from Smith College, a BS in Nursing from Boston University, and an MPH from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; was a Senior Executive Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and received a PhD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, completing a dissertation in epidemic modeling. She has written and presented numerous peer-reviewed abstracts, oral presentations, articles, and chapters in public health topics over her career.