A native of Belfry, Kentucky, currently residing in Johnson City, Tennessee. She joined East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine in November 2014 as an Educational Planner for the Office of Continuing Medical Education. Ashley has also held an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at East Tennessee State University since 2010. She serves on the Patient Advisory Council for Mountain States Health Alliance, where she encourages positive hospital patient experience through effective provider-to-patient communication, and is a member of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, and the Gay Alliance SafeZone program at East Tennessee State University. Ashley’s research interests include the role of social strain in Central Appalachian social disparities; the prevention, succession, and treatment of prescription drug abuse; and gaps between socioeconomic status and social goal attainment. Ashley acquired a B.S. in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies from Eastern Kentucky University in 2008 and a M.A. in Sociology from East Tennessee State University in 2011.
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