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Tufts University School of Medicine

Nina Ashford

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Nina Ashford

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Campus: Boston

Biography

Dr. Ashford is an experiences public health professional committed to health equity through innovative person-centered policy, public health programming, and evaluation. She has over 15 years of experience working across multiple sectors including government, academia, and community-based non-profits. Dr. Ashford’s dissertation examined the role of Patient Activation on clinical preventive service utilization among Medicare beneficiaries. Most recently, she spent the past 9 years as a senior manager at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Education

  • DrPH, Health Behavior, The George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • MPH, Community Oriented Primary Care, The George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • BS, Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Parkside

Research synopsis

Delivery system reform, payment reform, health equity, population health, social determinants of health, Medicare, Medicaid, chronic disease prevention and management

Publications

  • Ashford N.  Clinical Preventative Service Utilization among Medicare Beneficiaries - An Examination of the Role of Patient Activation. (2020). Ph.D. diss., The George Washington University, ProQuest Dissertation Publishing.
  • Burd C, Brown N, Puri P, Sanghavi D. (2017). A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Lens Toward Value-Based Preventive Care and Population Health. Public Health Reports; 32(1):6-10 DOI: 10.1177/0033354916681508
  • Karmali KN, Lloyd-Jones DM, Berendsen MA, Goff DC, Sanghavi DM, Brown NC, Korenovaska L, Huffman MD. (2016). Drugs for Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. JAMA Cardiology; 1:(3): 341-349 DOI: 10.1001/jamacardio.2016.0218
  • Hsia AW, Edwards DF, Morgenstern LB, Wing JJ, Brown NC, Coles R, Loftin S, Wein A, KosloskySS, Fatima S, Sanchez BN, Fokar A, Gibbons MC, Shara N, Jayam-Trouth A, Kidwell CS. (2011). Racial Disparities in Tissue Plasminogen Activator Treatment Rate for Stroke: A Population Based Study. Stroke, Journal of the American Heart Association; 42:2217- 2221 DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.613828