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

Wood, CT, Skinner, AC, Yin, HS, Rothman, RL, Sanders, LM, Delamater, A, Ravanbakht, SN, and Perrin, EM. "Association Between Bottle Size and Formula Intake in 2-Month-Old Infants." Academic Pediatrics 16, no. 3 (April 2016): 254-259.

PMID
26525989
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Cockrell Skinner, A, Goldsby, TU, and Allison, DB. "Regression to the Mean: A Commonly Overlooked and Misunderstood Factor Leading to Unjustified Conclusions in Pediatric Obesity Research." Childhood Obesity 12, no. 2 (April 2016): 155-158.

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26974388
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George, BJ, Beasley, TM, Brown, AW, Dawson, J, Dimova, R, Divers, J, Goldsby, TU, Heo, M, Kaiser, KA, Keith, SW, Kim, MY, Li, P, Mehta, T, Oakes, JM, Skinner, A, Stuart, E, and Allison, DB. "Common scientific and statistical errors in obesity research." Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 24, no. 4 (April 2016): 781-790. (Review)

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27028280
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Forman-Hoffman, V, McClure, E, McKeeman, J, Wood, CT, Middleton, JC, Skinner, AC, Perrin, EM, and Viswanathan, M. "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): 342-349. (Review)

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26857836
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Wright, H, Skinner, AC, and Jhaveri, R. "Evaluating Guideline-Recommended Antibiotic Practices for Childhood Respiratory Infections: Is It Time to Consider Case-Based Formats?." Clinical pediatrics 55, no. 2 (February 2016): 118-121.

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25986442
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Brown, CL, Skelton, JA, Perrin, EM, and Skinner, AC. "Behaviors and motivations for weight loss in children and adolescents." Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 24, no. 2 (February 2016): 446-452.

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26718021
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Skinner, AC, Perrin, EM, and Skelton, JA. "Cardiometabolic Risks and Obesity in the Young." The New England journal of medicine 374, no. 6 (February 2016): 592-593. (Letter)

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26863361
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Hamrick, HJ, Gable, EK, Freeman, EH, Dunn, LL, Zimmerman, SP, Rusin, MM, Linthavong, OR, Wright, ME, Moss, LA, and Skinner, AC. "Reasons for Refusal of Newborn Vitamin K Prophylaxis: Implications for Management and Education." Hospital Pediatrics 6, no. 1 (January 2016): 15-21.

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26711469
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Griffin, A, Skinner, A, Thornhill, J, and Weinberger, M. "Patient Portals: Who uses them? What features do they use? And do they reduce hospital readmissions?." Applied Clinical Informatics 7, no. 2 (January 2016): 489-501.

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27437056
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Freedman, DS, Lawman, HG, Skinner, AC, McGuire, LC, Allison, DB, and Ogden, CL. "Validity of the WHO cutoffs for biologically implausible values of weight, height, and BMI in children and adolescents in NHANES from 1999 through 2012." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 102, no. 5 (November 2015): 1000-1006.

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26377160
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