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

Skinner, Asheley Cockrell, Steven B. Heymsfield, Angelo Pietrobelli, Myles S. Faith, and David B. Allison. “Ignoring regression to the mean leads to unsupported conclusion about obesity..” Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12 (May 7, 2015). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-015-0212-6.

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25948534
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Perrin, Eliana M., Ann Von Holle, Stephanie Zerwas, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Lauren Reba-Harrelson, Robert M. Hamer, Camilla Stoltenberg, Leila Torgersen, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, and Cynthia M. Bulik. “Weight-for-length trajectories in the first year of life in children of mothers with eating disorders in a large Norwegian Cohort..” Int J Eat Disord 48, no. 4 (May 2015): 406–14. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22290.

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24782279
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Ringwalt, Chris, Andrew W. Roberts, Hallam Gugelmann, and Asheley Cockrell Skinner. “Racial disparities across provider specialties in opioid prescriptions dispensed to medicaid beneficiaries with chronic noncancer pain..” Pain Med 16, no. 4 (April 2015): 633–40. https://doi.org/10.1111/pme.12555.

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25287703
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Boyd, Josh P., Michael J. Steiner, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, and Eliana M. Perrin. “World peace, to be a millionaire, and hoop dreams: adolescent wishes on health screening surveys..” N C Med J 76, no. 1 (January 2015): 9–12.

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25621470
Scholars@Duke

Hobbs, Caroline B., Asheley C. Skinner, A Wesley Burks, and Brian P. Vickery. “Food allergies affect growth in children..” J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 3, no. 1 (January 2015): 133-4.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2014.11.004.

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25577638
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Turner, Robert W., Eliana M. Perrin, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Camilla J. Peterson, and Asheley C. Skinner. “Reported Sports Participation, Race, Sex, Ethnicity, and Obesity in US Adolescents From NHANES Physical Activity (PAQ_D)..” Glob Pediatr Health 2 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1177/2333794X15577944.

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27335953
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Werth, S Rose, Nidhi Sachdeva, Andrew W. Roberts, Mariana Garrettson, Chris Ringwalt, Leslie A. Moss, Theodore Pikoulas, and Asheley Cockrell Skinner. “North Carolina Medicaid recipient management lock-in program: the pharmacist's perspective..” J Manag Care Spec Pharm 20, no. 11 (November 2014): 1122–29. https://doi.org/10.18553/jmcp.2014.20.11.1122.

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25351973
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Zerwas, Stephanie C., Ann Von Holle, Eliana M. Perrin, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Lauren Reba-Harrelson, Robert M. Hamer, Camilla Stoltenberg, Leila Torgersen, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, and Cynthia M. Bulik. “Gestational and postpartum weight change patterns in mothers with eating disorders..” Eur Eat Disord Rev 22, no. 6 (November 2014): 397–404. https://doi.org/10.1002/erv.2314.

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25201473
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Chung, Arlene E., Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Gary R. Maslow, Carolyn T. Halpern, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Sex differences in adult outcomes by changes in weight status from adolescence to adulthood: results from Add Health..” Acad Pediatr 14, no. 5 (September 2014): 448–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2014.03.016.

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25169156
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Ringwalt, Chris, Hallam Gugelmann, Mariana Garrettson, Nabarun Dasgupta, Arlene E. Chung, Scott K. Proescholdbell, and Asheley Cockrell Skinner. “Differential prescribing of opioid analgesics according to physician specialty for Medicaid patients with chronic noncancer pain diagnoses..” Pain Res Manag 19, no. 4 (July 2014): 179–85. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/857952.

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24809067
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