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

Christian, RB, Skinner, AC, Moran, K, Farley, JF, Mckee, J, Pfeiffenberg, T, Trygstad, T, Wegner, S, and Sheitman, BC. "Obesity and Metabolic Abnormalities in Antipsychotic Exposed Youth.": WILEY-BLACKWELL, October 1, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Skinner, AC, Hasty, SE, Turner, RW, Dreibelbis, M, and Lohr, JA. "Is bigger really better? Obesity among high school football players, player position, and team success." Clinical pediatrics 52, no. 10 (October 2013): 922-928.

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23819998
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Skinner, AC. "The love song of the headless fatty and other observations." JAMA pediatrics 167, no. 9 (September 2013): 790-791.

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23817353
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Chung, AE, Perrin, EM, and Skinner, AC. "Accuracy of child and adolescent weight perceptions and their relationships to dieting and exercise behaviors: a NHANES study." Academic pediatrics 13, no. 4 (July 2013): 371-378.

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23830022
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Cockrell Skinner, A, and Foster, EM. "Systems science and childhood obesity: a systematic review and new directions." Journal of Obesity 2013 (January 2013): 129193-null. (Review)

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23710344
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Perrin, EM, and Skinner, AC. "The importance of screening for healthy weight and recommending healthy lifestyles in pediatric patients." North Carolina medical journal 74, no. 1 (January 2013): 34-38.

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23530377
Scholars@Duke

Skinner, AC, Miles, D, Perrin, EM, Coyne-Beasley, T, and Ford, C. "Source of parental reports of child height and weight during phone interviews and influence on obesity prevalence estimates among children aged 3-17 years." Public Health Reports 128, no. 1 (January 1, 2013): 8-null.

Scholars@Duke

Skinner, AC, Miles, D, Perrin, EM, Coyne-Beasley, T, and Ford, C. "Source of parental reports of child height and weight during phone interviews and influence on obesity prevalence estimates among children aged 3-17 years." Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) 128, no. 1 (January 2013): 46-53.

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23277659
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Skinner, AC, Steiner, MJ, and Perrin, EM. "Self-reported energy intake by age in overweight and healthy-weight children in NHANES, 2001-2008." Pediatrics 130, no. 4 (October 2012): e936-e942.

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22966024
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Bradford, K, Kihlstrom, M, Pointer, I, Skinner, AC, Slivka, P, and Perrin, EM. "Parental attitudes toward obesity and overweight screening and communication for hospitalized children." Hospital Pediatrics 2, no. 3 (July 2012): 126-132.

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24319916
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