Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD

Associate 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 focused on addressing a variety of population health issues, particularly those affecting children. She is currently an Associate Professor at Duke University, at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. She received her PhD in 2007 in Health Policy and Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is a nationally-known expert in childhood obesity, focusing on the measurement of obesity, the health consequences of obesity, and preventing stigma in obesity interventions and policy. She also has significant experience in the areas of child maltreatment, substance use and abuse among adolescents, and prescription drug misuse. In addition to her many roles in research, she is also a dedicated teacher, mentoring doctoral students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.

Education and Training

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

Publications

"Skinner AC, Ravanbakht SN, Skelton JA, Perrin EM, Armstrong SC. Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in US Children, 1999-2016. Pediatrics. 2018;141(3):e20173459." Pediatrics 142, no. 3 (September 2018).

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30177517
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Makau-Barasa, LK, Greene, SB, Othieno-Abinya, NA, Wheeler, S, Skinner, A, and Bennett, AV. "Improving Access to Cancer Testing and Treatment in Kenya." Journal of Global Oncology, no. 4 (September 2018): 1-8.

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30241200
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Armstrong, S, Wong, CA, Perrin, E, Page, S, Sibley, L, and Skinner, A. "Association of Physical Activity With Income, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States: Findings From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2016." Jama Pediatrics 172, no. 8 (August 2018): 732-740.

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29889945
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Andrews, M, Sawyer, C, Frerichs, L, Skinner, AC, Hoffman, J, Gaskin, K, and Armstrong, S. "Feasibility of a Clinic-Community Partnership to Treat Childhood Obesity." Clinical Pediatrics 57, no. 7 (June 2018): 783-791.

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28969465
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Perrin, EM, O'Shea, TM, Skinner, AC, Bose, C, Allred, EN, Fichorova, RN, van der Burg, JW, and Leviton, A. "Elevations of inflammatory proteins in neonatal blood are associated with obesity and overweight among 2-year-old children born extremely premature." Pediatric Research 83, no. 6 (June 2018): 1110-1119.

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29244802
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Hinson, TD, Skinner, AC, Lich, KH, and Spatz, DL. "Factors That Influence Breastfeeding Initiation Among African American Women." Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing 47, no. 3 (May 2018): 290-300.

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Naumann, RB, Marshall, SW, Gottfredson, NC, Lund, JL, Ringwalt, CL, and Skinner, AC. "Trajectories of dispensed prescription opioids among beneficiaries enrolled in a Medicaid controlled substance "lock-in" program." Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety (April 26, 2018).

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29700904
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Skinner, AC, Ravanbakht, SN, Skelton, JA, Perrin, EM, and Armstrong, SC. "Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in US Children, 1999-2016." Pediatrics 141, no. 3 (March 2018).

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29483202
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Antoon, JW, Peritz, DC, Parsons, MR, Skinner, AC, and Lohr, JA. "Etiology and Resource Use of Fever of Unknown Origin in Hospitalized Children." Hospital pediatrics 8, no. 3 (March 2018): 135-140.

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29487087
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Armstrong, SC, Puhl, R, Skinner, AC, and Kratka, A. "Person-first language in pediatric obesity research." Pediatric Obesity 13, no. 2 (February 2018): 130-null. (Letter)

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28299909
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