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

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, February 14, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2021.02.004.

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33596444
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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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Sriram, Karishma, Hillary S. Mulder, Heather R. Frank, Taruni S. Santanam, Asheley C. Skinner, Eliana M. Perrin, Sarah C. Armstrong, Eric D. Peterson, Michael J. Pencina, and Charlene A. Wong. “The Dose-Response Relationship Between Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Health in Adolescents.” Am J Prev Med 60, no. 1 (January 2021): 95–103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.06.027.

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33341183
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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 Publish Ahead of Print (December 15, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1097/JPN.0000000000000486.

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33346570
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Schilling, Samantha, Victor Silva Ritter, Ashley Skinner, H Shonna Yin, Lee M. Sanders, Russell L. Rothman, Alan M. Delamater, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Relationship Between Parental Locus of Control and Childhood Injury.” The Journal of Primary Prevention 41, no. 6 (December 2020): 547–65. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-020-00615-y.

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33104944
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D’Agostino, Emily M., and Asheley C. Skinner. “Critically Evaluating Youth Body Mass Index Trajectories: Implications for Health Versus Stigma.” American Journal of Public Health 110, no. 11 (November 2020): 1599–1600. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2020.305928.

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33026855
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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 Services Research, October 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.13561.

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33006158
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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.” Academic Pediatrics, September 19, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.09.009.

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32961335
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Armstrong, Sarah, Jennifer S. Li, and Asheley C. Skinner. “Flattening the (BMI) Curve: Timing of Child Obesity Onset and Cardiovascular Risk.” Pediatrics 146, no. 2 (August 2020). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-1353.

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32632022
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Kenyon, Jonathan D., Alyssa M. Zidek, Josi R. Gabaldon, Alexandra R. Zizzi, Julie D. Counts, Leanna M. Ross, Cameron S. Catherine, et al. “Changes In Cardiorespiratory Fitness Among Children In The Hearts And Parks Heathy Lifestyle Intervention.” In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 52:63–63, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

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