Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Associate Professor in Medicine
Member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 668-6360
Email address asheley.skinner@duke.edu

Areas of expertise: Implementation Science, Health Services Research, Child Obesity, Pediatric Population Health, Opioids

Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD, is a health services researcher whose work addresses a variety of population health issues, particularly implementation of programs to improve the health of vulnerable populations. She is currently a Professor in Population Health Sciences at Duke University. She received her PhD in 2007 in Health Policy and Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  A nationally-known expert in childhood obesity, her work uses a data-driven approach to understand pediatric obesity and improve implementation of evidence-based treatment. She applies this implementation science approach to other populations, including those with opioid use disorder and people who use drugs. In addition to her many roles in research, she also currently serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for Population Health Sciences, directs multiple training programs, and actively mentors undergraduate and graduate students, fellows, and junior faculty.

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes, School Of Nursing, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2007 - 2009
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2007

Publications

Suarez, Lilianna, Asheley C. Skinner, Tracy Truong, Jessica R. McCann, John F. Rawls, Patrick C. Seed, and Sarah C. Armstrong. “Advanced Obesity Treatment Selection among Adolescents in a Pediatric Weight Management Program.” Child Obes 18, no. 4 (June 2022): 237–45. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2021.0190.

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34757829
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Neshteruk, Cody D., Katherine Norman, Sarah C. Armstrong, Rushina Cholera, Emily D’Agostino, and Asheley C. Skinner. “Association between parenthood and cardiovascular disease risk: Analysis from NHANES 2011-2016.” Prev Med Rep 27 (June 2022): 101820. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101820.

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35656211
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Binns, Helen J., Madeline Joseph, Adolfo J. Ariza, Suzanne E. Cuda, Asheley C. Skinner, Haolin Xu, Jared M. Tucker, et al. “Elevated blood pressure in youth in pediatric weight management programs in the Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry (POWER).” J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 24, no. 2 (February 2022): 122–30. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.14423.

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35099099
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Skinner, Asheley Cockrell, Haolin Xu, Amy Christison, Cody Neshteruk, Suzanne Cuda, Melissa Santos, Jennifer K. Yee, Laine Thomas, Eileen King, and Shelley Kirk. “Patient Retention in Pediatric Weight Management Programs in the United States: Analyses of Data from the Pediatrics Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry.” Child Obes 18, no. 1 (January 2022): 31–40. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2021.0092.

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34415779
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Alexander, Emily, Asheley Skinner, Kiah Gaskin, Jason Jones, Charlene Wong, Callan Loflin, Rachel Fleming, Janna Howard, Sarah Armstrong, and Cody Neshteruk. “A Mixed-Methods Examination of Referral Processes to Clinic-Community Partnership Programs for the Treatment of Childhood Obesity.” Child Obes 17, no. 8 (December 2021): 516–24. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2020.0361.

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34227849
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Lombardi, Brianna M., Sarah E. Bledsoe, Candace Killian-Farrell, Paul Lanier, and Asheley Skinner. “Victimization and Adversity in Child Welfare Involved Youth: The Cumulative Influence on Child and Caregiver Reported Behavioral Health Symptoms.” J Interpers Violence 36, no. 21–22 (November 2021): NP11647–73. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519888521.

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31771393
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Granados, Isa, Elizabeth L. Haderer, Emily M. D’Agostino, Cody D. Neshteruk, Sarah C. Armstrong, and Asheley C. Skinner. “The Association Between Neighborhood Public Transportation Usage and Youth Physical Activity.” Am J Prev Med 61, no. 5 (November 2021): 733–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2021.04.035.

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34400036
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Neshteruk, Cody D., Alexandra Zizzi, Lilianna Suarez, Elizabeth Erickson, William E. Kraus, Jennifer S. Li, Asheley C. Skinner, Mary Story, Nancy Zucker, and Sarah C. Armstrong. “Weight-Related Behaviors of Children with Obesity during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Child Obes 17, no. 6 (September 2021): 371–78. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2021.0038.

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33902326
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D’Agostino, Emily M., Sarah C. Armstrong, Emily P. Alexander, Truls Østbye, Cody D. Neshteruk, and Asheley C. Skinner. “Predictors and Patterns of Physical Activity From Transportation Among United States Youth, 2007-2016.” J Adolesc Health 69, no. 2 (August 2021): 263–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.03.028.

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33958267
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