• Phone: 617-353-7422
  • E-Mail:  sdavidso@bu.edu
  • Office: 625
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University School of Management
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
  • Education Open or Close

    Ph D, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, Health Policy and Planning, 1974.

    M.S.W., University of Maryland School of Social Work, Community Organization, 1966.

    BA, Swarthmore College, Political Science, 1961.

  • Current CoursesOpen or Close

    SMG SM131 G5 Business, Society and Ethics

    SMG SM131 L3 Business, Society and Ethics

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Davidson, S., (2013). Open Questions Concerning Influences on Clinical Decisions. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management., 36(2), 88-107. Philadelphia.

      Davidson, S. M., Durkin, S., Subburamu, S., Universal Healthcare Identifiers: The Challenge of Linking Medical Records. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, Philadelphia.


      Davidson, S., (2013). A New Era in U. S. Health Care: Critical Next Steps Under the Affordable Care Act.. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

    Other Publications:

      Davidson, S. M., (2014). Health Care in America.: New York Times.

      Davidson, S. M., (2013). It's Maddening.: Huffington Post.

      Davidson, S. M., (2013). Assessing the Affordable Care Act: Don't Forget the Context!.: Huffington Post.

      Davidson, S. M., (2013). The Future of Medicare. (The Sunday Dialogue.).: New York Times.

      Davidson, S., (2012). GOP Governors as Backstop Against Affordable Care Act. Arlington

  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored ResearchOpen or Close

    WHIN/GPII VUHID Demonstration Project, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (January 1, 2013 - August 2, 2013).

  • Research PresentationsOpen or Close

    Invited Lectures:

      Davidson, S. M., (Presenter & Author), Presentation to Boston University Medical Students, The Future of U. S. Health Care: The Affordable Care Act and Beyond, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine. (October 21, 2013).

      Davidson, S., (Author Only), Symposium Celebrating 100 Years of the Boston University Department of Medicine, Non-Clinical Influences on Physicians’ Clinical Decision Making, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. (October 6, 2012).

  • General ServiceOpen or Close

    Service to the School:

      Boston University, Markets Public Policy & Law, Committee Member, University's Conflict of Interest Committee. (January 2014 - Present).
      Review research proposals with potential conflict of interest for faculty, other researchers, university. Participate in monthly meetings to discuss the proposals and decide how to minimize conflicts.

  • Editorial And Review ActivitiesOpen or Close

    Davidson, S. M., Social Service Review, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Abstracts, International, Appointed, Academic. (November 1, 2014 - Present).

    Ad hoc reviewer.

    Davidson, S., Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Invited Manuscript Reviewer. ( - Present).