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

Evans, D., J. Taylor, L. Sylla, S. Garner, B. Weiner, A. Skinner, S. Greene, S. Rennie, and K. Dube. “Treatment interruptions in HIV cure studies in the United States: perceptions, motivations and ethical considerations from potential HIV-positive volunteers.” In Journal of the International Aids Society, Vol. 19. INT AIDS SOCIETY, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Wood, Charles T., Asheley C. Skinner, H Shonna Yin, Russell L. Rothman, Lee M. Sanders, Alan M. Delamater, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Bottle Size and Weight Gain in Formula-Fed Infants..” Pediatrics 138, no. 1 (July 2016). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2015-4538.

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27273748
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Skinner, Asheley Cockrell, Eliana M. Perrin, and Joseph A. Skelton. “Prevalence of obesity and severe obesity in US children, 1999-2014..” Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 24, no. 5 (May 2016): 1116–23. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.21497.

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27112068
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Freedman, David S., Hannah G. Lawman, Liping Pan, Asheley C. Skinner, David B. Allison, Lisa C. McGuire, and Heidi M. Blanck. “The prevalence and validity of high, biologically implausible values of weight, height, and BMI among 8.8 million children..” Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 24, no. 5 (May 2016): 1132–39. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.21446.

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26991694
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Goldsby, TaShauna U., Brandon J. George, Valerie A. Yeager, Bisakha P. Sen, Alva Ferdinand, Devon M. T. Sims, Bryn Manzella, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, David B. Allison, and Nir Menachemi. “Urban Park Development and Pediatric Obesity Rates: A Quasi-Experiment Using Electronic Health Record Data..” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13, no. 4 (April 8, 2016). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13040411.

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27070635
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Wood, Charles T., Asheley C. Skinner, H Shonna Yin, Russell L. Rothman, Lee M. Sanders, Alan Delamater, Sophie N. Ravanbakht, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Association Between Bottle Size and Formula Intake in 2-Month-Old Infants..” Academic Pediatrics 16, no. 3 (April 2016): 254–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2015.08.001.

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26525989
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Cockrell Skinner, Asheley, TaShauna U. Goldsby, and David B. Allison. “Regression to the Mean: A Commonly Overlooked and Misunderstood Factor Leading to Unjustified Conclusions in Pediatric Obesity Research..” Childhood Obesity (Print) 12, no. 2 (April 2016): 155–58. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2015.0222.

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26974388
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George, Brandon J., T Mark Beasley, Andrew W. Brown, John Dawson, Rositsa Dimova, Jasmin Divers, TaShauna U. Goldsby, et al. “Common scientific and statistical errors in obesity research..” Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 24, no. 4 (April 2016): 781–90. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.21449.

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27028280
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Forman-Hoffman, Valerie, Emily McClure, Joni McKeeman, Charles T. Wood, Jennifer Cook Middleton, Asheley C. Skinner, Eliana M. Perrin, and Meera Viswanathan. “Screening for Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force..” Annals of Internal Medicine 164, no. 5 (March 2016): 342–49. https://doi.org/10.7326/m15-2259.

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26857836
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Wright, Heather, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, and Ravi Jhaveri. “Evaluating Guideline-Recommended Antibiotic Practices for Childhood Respiratory Infections: Is It Time to Consider Case-Based Formats?.” Clinical Pediatrics 55, no. 2 (February 2016): 118–21. https://doi.org/10.1177/0009922815587091.

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25986442
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