Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Associate Professor in Medicine
Member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 2400 Pratt Street, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 668-6360
Email address asheley.skinner@duke.edu

Areas of expertise: Health Services Research, Implementation Science, Health Policy and Epidemiology

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 an Associate Professor at Duke University in Population Health Sciences. 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 children involved in child welfare investigations and individuals affected by opioid use or misuse. 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

Steinberger, Allie E., Linda M. Youngwirth, Se Eun Kim, Naomi N. Duke, Asheley Skinner, Alexander Gordee, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Sarah Armstrong, and Keri A. Seymour. “Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: Racial Disparities in 30-Day Outcomes Using the MBSAQIP from 2015 to 2018.” Obes Surg 31, no. 8 (August 2021): 3776–85. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-021-05500-z.

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34043179
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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, May 3, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.03.028.

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33958267
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Zewdie, Hiwot, Amy Y. Zhao, Hersila H. Patel, Eric Hansen, Sarah E. Messiah, Sarah C. Armstrong, Asheley C. Skinner, Cody D. Neshteruk, J Aaron Hipp, and Emily M. D’Agostino. “The association between neighborhood quality, youth physical fitness, and modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors.” Ann Epidemiol 57 (May 2021): 30–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2021.02.004.

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33596444
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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, April 26, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2021.0038.

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33902326
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Karmali, Ruchir N., Asheley C. Skinner, Justin G. Trogdon, Morris Weinberger, Steven Z. George, and Kristen Hassmiller Lich. “The association between the supply of select nonpharmacologic providers for pain and use of nonpharmacologic pain management services and initial opioid prescribing patterns for Medicare beneficiaries with persistent musculoskeletal pain.” Health Serv Res 56, no. 2 (April 2021): 275–88. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.13561.

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33006158
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Hinson, Tyonne D., Asheley Cockrell Skinner, and Diane L. Spatz. “Subject Matter Experts Identify Health Equity Concerns in Breastfeeding for African American Women.” J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 35, no. 2 (April 2021): 160–68. https://doi.org/10.1097/JPN.0000000000000486.

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33346570
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Duke, Naomi N., Santiba D. Campbell, Derrick L. Sauls, Robyn Stout, Mary T. Story, Tomia Austin, Hayden B. Bosworth, Asheley C. Skinner, and Helene Vilme. “Prevalence of food insecurity among students attending four Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” J Am Coll Health, March 24, 2021, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2021.1877144.

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33759700
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Wood, Charles T., Whitney P. Witt, Asheley C. Skinner, Hsiang S. Yin, Russell L. Rothman, Lee M. Sanders, Alan M. Delamater, Kori B. Flower, Melissa C. Kay, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Effects of Breastfeeding, Formula Feeding, and Complementary Feeding on Rapid Weight Gain in the First Year of Life.” Acad Pediatr 21, no. 2 (March 2021): 288–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.09.009.

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32961335
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Skelton, Joseph A., Susan J. Woolford, Asheley Skinner, Sarah E. Barlow, Sarah E. Hampl, Suzanne Lazorick, and Sarah Armstrong. “Weight Management without Stigma or Harm: A Roundtable Discussion with Childhood Obesity Experts.” Child Obes 17, no. 2 (March 2021): 79–85. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2021.29010.roundtable.

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33728995
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White, Michelle J., Elizabeth McClure, John Killeen, Janna Howard, Asheley C. Skinner, Tracy Spears, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Changes in the Recreational Built Environment and Youth Body Mass Index.” Acad Pediatr 21, no. 1 (January 2021): 76–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.09.004.

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32916342
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