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

Jacobson Vann, Julie C., Joanne Finkle, Alice Ammerman, Steven Wegner, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, John T. Benjamin, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Use of a tool to determine perceived barriers to children's healthy eating and physical activity and relationships to health behaviors..” J Pediatr Nurs 26, no. 5 (October 2011): 404–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2010.10.011.

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21930027
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Steiner, Michael J., Asheley Cockrell Skinner, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Fasting might not be necessary before lipid screening: a nationally representative cross-sectional study..” Pediatrics 128, no. 3 (September 2011): 463–70. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2011-0844.

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21807697
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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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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..” Acad Pediatr 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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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..” Clin Pediatr (Phila) 49, no. 7 (July 2010): 648–55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0009922810362098.

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20308197
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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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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..” J Pediatr 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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