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

Throop, Elizabeth M., Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Andrew J. Perrin, Michael J. Steiner, Adebowale Odulana, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Pass the popcorn: "obesogenic" behaviors and stigma in children's movies..” Obesity (Silver Spring) 22, no. 7 (July 2014): 1694–1700. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.20652.

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24311390
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Skinner, Asheley Cockrell, and Joseph A. Skelton. “Prevalence and trends in obesity and severe obesity among children in the United States, 1999-2012..” Jama Pediatr 168, no. 6 (June 2014): 561–66. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.21.

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24710576
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Roberts, Andrew W., and Asheley Cockrell Skinner. “Assessing the present state and potential of Medicaid controlled substance lock-in programs..” J Manag Care Spec Pharm 20, no. 5 (May 2014): 439-46c. https://doi.org/10.18553/jmcp.2014.20.5.439.

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24761815
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Perrin, Eliana M., Russell L. Rothman, Lee M. Sanders, Asheley C. Skinner, Svetlana K. Eden, Ayumi Shintani, Elizabeth M. Throop, and H Shonna Yin. “Racial and ethnic differences associated with feeding- and activity-related behaviors in infants..” Pediatrics 133, no. 4 (April 2014): e857–67. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2013-1326.

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24639273
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Christian, Robert B., Asheley C. Skinner, Kathleen Moran, Joel F. Farley, Jerry Mckee, Trista Pfeiffenberg, Troy Trygstad, Steve Wegner, and Brian C. Sheitman. “Obesity and Metabolic Abnormalities in Antipsychotic Exposed Youth.” In Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 22:331–32. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Skinner, Asheley Cockrell, Stephanie E. Hasty, Robert W. Turner, Mark Dreibelbis, and Jacob A. Lohr. “Is bigger really better? Obesity among high school football players, player position, and team success..” Clin Pediatr (Phila) 52, no. 10 (October 2013): 922–28. https://doi.org/10.1177/0009922813492880.

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23819998
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Chung, Arlene E., Eliana M. Perrin, and Asheley C. Skinner. “Accuracy of child and adolescent weight perceptions and their relationships to dieting and exercise behaviors: a NHANES study..” Acad Pediatr 13, no. 4 (July 2013): 371–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2013.04.011.

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23830022
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Skinner, A. C., D. Miles, E. M. Perrin, T. Coyne-Beasley, and C. Ford. “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).

Scholars@Duke

Skinner, Asheley Cockrell, Donna Miles, Eliana M. Perrin, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, and Carol Ford. “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 Rep 128, no. 1 (January 2013): 46–53. https://doi.org/10.1177/003335491312800107.

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23277659
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