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 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 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. JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD, 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) 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) 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..” Int J Environ Res 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..” Acad Pediatr 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..” Child Obes 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) 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..” Ann Intern Med 164, no. 5 (March 1, 2016): 342–49. https://doi.org/10.7326/M15-2259.

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26857836
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Skinner, Asheley C., Eliana M. Perrin, and Joseph A. Skelton. “Cardiometabolic Risks and Obesity in the Young..” N Engl J Med 374, no. 6 (February 11, 2016): 592–93. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1513890.

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26863361
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