Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis

2015 Winner
Regents’ Award for Distinguished Public Service
School of Medicine & Ford School of Public Policy


Physician, researcher and health policy educator Dr. Matthew Davis, is recipient of the 2015 Regents’ Award for Distinguished Public Service. Davis is founding director of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, which has informed policy initiatives. During 2013-2015, he bridged the worlds of health care delivery and public health, serving as chief medical executive of the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Department of Health and Human Services. As the state’s chief medical executive, he contributed to dozens of initiatives, including strategies to reduce infant mortality and the first statewide conference on high utilizers of health care. The Regents’ Award for Distinguished Public Service recognizes public service activities that relate closely to teaching and research and reflect professional and academic expertise.