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

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.

PMID
24319916
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Perrin, EM, Skinner, AC, and Steiner, MJ. "Parental recall of doctor communication of weight status: national trends from 1999 through 2008." Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 166, no. 4 (April 2012): 317-322.

PMID
22147758
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Skinner, AC, Steiner, MJ, Chung, AE, and Perrin, EM. "Cholesterol curves to identify population norms by age and sex in healthy weight children." Clinical Pediatrics 51, no. 3 (March 2012): 233-237.

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22157422
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Chung, AE, Skinner, AC, Steiner, MJ, and Perrin, EM. "Physical activity and BMI in a nationally representative sample of children and adolescents." Clinical Pediatrics 51, no. 2 (February 2012): 122-129.

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22315503
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Sleath, B, Blalock, SJ, Stone, JL, Skinner, AC, Covert, D, Muir, K, and Robin, AL. "Validation of a short version of the glaucoma medication self-efficacy questionnaire." The British journal of ophthalmology 96, no. 2 (February 2012): 258-262.

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21610264
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Sleath, B, Blalock, SJ, Covert, D, Skinner, AC, Muir, KW, and Robin, AL. "Patient race, reported problems in using glaucoma medications, and adherence." ISRN ophthalmology 2012 (January 2012): 902819-.

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24558595
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Sleath, B, Blalock, S, Covert, D, Stone, JL, Skinner, AC, Muir, K, and Robin, AL. "The relationship between glaucoma medication adherence, eye drop technique, and visual field defect severity." Ophthalmology 118, no. 12 (December 2011): 2398-2402.

PMID
21856009
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Jacobson Vann, JC, Finkle, J, Ammerman, A, Wegner, S, Skinner, AC, Benjamin, JT, and Perrin, EM. "Use of a tool to determine perceived barriers to children's healthy eating and physical activity and relationships to health behaviors." Journal of pediatric nursing 26, no. 5 (October 2011): 404-415.

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21930027
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Steiner, MJ, Skinner, AC, and Perrin, EM. "Fasting might not be necessary before lipid screening: a nationally representative cross-sectional study." Pediatrics 128, no. 3 (September 2011): 463-470.

PMID
21807697
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Chung, AE, Maslow, GR, Skinner, AC, Halpern, CT, and Perrin, EM. "SOCIAL, VOCATIONAL, AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF OBESITY IN ADULTHOOD." May 2011.

Scholars@Duke

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