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Philip Davidson

1941-2022Phil Davidson

Philip Davidson, PhD, earned a bachelors in psychology from Bucknell University in 1963, a masters in psychology from Villanova in 1968, a doctorate in psychology at George Washington University in 1970, and completed post-doctoral training at UNC Chapel Hill in 1974.

Dr. Davidson joined the faculty at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1974 and worked there until his retirement. He held appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Environmental Medicine. He was the founding Director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities . He was also Chief of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 

Dr. Davidson served as president of International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. His first research articles were published in 1968, and, across his career, included 177 journal articles, and 46 books/chapters, a substantial body of work.

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