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
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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


Mayer, Michelle L., and Asheley Cockrell Skinner. “Too many, too few, too concentrated? A review of the pediatric subspecialty workforce literature.” Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158, no. 12 (December 2004): 1158–65.

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Dusing, Stacey C., Asheley Cockrell Skinner, and Michelle L. Mayer. “Unmet need for therapy services, assistive devices, and related services: data from the national survey of children with special health care needs.” Ambul Pediatr 4, no. 5 (September 2004): 448–54.

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Mayer, M. L., R. T. Slifkin, and A. C. Skinner. “Addressing disparity in treatment received - Reply.” Pediatrics 114, no. 2 (August 1, 2004).


Mayer, Michelle L., Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Rebecca T. Slifkin, and Rebecca T. National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs. “Unmet need for routine and specialty care: data from the National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs.” Pediatrics 113, no. 2 (February 2004): e109–15.

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Williams, Eric S., and Asheley Cockrell Skinner. “Outcomes of physician job satisfaction: a narrative review, implications, and directions for future research.” Health Care Manage Rev 28, no. 2 (April 2003): 119–39.

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