Rickie Davis was born in Seattle. He received his B.S. degree in psychology at the Washington State University in 1973 and his M.S. degree in psychology at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1975. In 1981, he earned the Ph.D. degree in medical psychology from the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. He held postdoctoral positions at the University of Michigan’s Kresge Hearing Research Institute, the Washington University School of Medicine, and the University of Virginia. He serves as a Scientist since 1985 at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Cincinnati and as a Team Leader of the Hearing Loss Prevention Team since 2004. His interests include the biological basis of ototraumatic agents such as noise and ototoxic chemicals. He is also a pioneer in the genetics of susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss. In addition, he has made contributions to the studies of hearing protector comfort. He is a Member of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, and he is chairing the Animal Research Committee. He serves as a Commissioned Officer in the US Public Health Service attaining the rank of Captain.
Biography Updated on 3 April 2011