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

Chung, Arlene E., Gary R. Maslow, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Carolyn T. Halpern, and Eliana M. Perrin. “SOCIAL, VOCATIONAL, AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF OBESITY IN ADULTHOOD.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26:S46–S46. SPRINGER, 2011.

Scholars@Duke

Key-Solle, Mikelle, Elizabeth Paulk, Kathleen Bradford, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Matthew C. Lewis, and Kyrie Shomaker. “Improving the quality of discharge communication with an educational intervention..” Pediatrics 126, no. 4 (October 2010): 734–39. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2010-0884.

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20876170
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Cockrell Skinner, Asheley, Eliana M. Perrin, and Michael J. Steiner. “Healthy for now? A cross-sectional study of the comorbidities in obese preschool children in the United States..” Clinical Pediatrics 49, no. 7 (July 2010): 648–55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0009922810362098.

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20308197
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Perrin, Eliana M., Julie C. Jacobson Vann, John T. Benjamin, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Steven Wegner, and Alice S. Ammerman. “Use of a pediatrician toolkit to address parental perception of children's weight status, nutrition, and activity behaviors..” Academic Pediatrics 10, no. 4 (July 2010): 274–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2010.03.006.

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20554259
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Skinner, Asheley Cockrell, Michael J. Steiner, Frederick W. Henderson, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Multiple markers of inflammation and weight status: cross-sectional analyses throughout childhood..” Pediatrics 125, no. 4 (April 2010): e801–9. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2009-2182.

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20194272
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Mayer, Michelle L., and Asheley Cockrell Skinner. “Influence of changes in supply on the distribution of pediatric subspecialty care..” Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 163, no. 12 (December 2009): 1087–91. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.220.

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19996044
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Skinner, Asheley Cockrell, Michelle L. Mayer, Kori Flower, Eliana M. Perrin, and Morris Weinberger. “Using BMI to determine cardiovascular risk in childhood: how do the BMI cutoffs fare?.” Pediatrics 124, no. 5 (November 2009): e905–12. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2009-0179.

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19858150
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Mayer, Michelle L., Asheley Cockrell Skinner, and Gary L. Freed. “Interspecialty differences in the care of children with chronic or serious acute conditions: a review of the literature..” The Journal of Pediatrics 154, no. 2 (February 2009): 164–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.11.004.

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19150672
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Skinner, Asheley Cockrell, Morris Weinberger, Shelagh Mulvaney, David Schlundt, and Russell L. Rothman. “Accuracy of perceptions of overweight and relation to self-care behaviors among adolescents with type 2 diabetes and their parents..” Diabetes Care 31, no. 2 (February 2008): 227–29. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc07-1214.

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18000179
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Skinner, Asheley Cockrell, Michelle L. Mayer, Kori Flower, and Morris Weinberger. “Health status and health care expenditures in a nationally representative sample: how do overweight and healthy-weight children compare?.” Pediatrics 121, no. 2 (February 2008): e269–77. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-0874.

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18195001
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