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Kristin Ashford PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAAN
Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Faculty Affairs, Director of Scholars in Nursing Pathway and Coordinator of Undergraduate Research Intern Option

Kristin Ashford received her BSN from Washburn University, Topeka, Kan., and a master's degree in nursing from the University of Louisville. She received her PhD in nursing from the University of Kentucky in 2007 and is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. Dr. Ashford began her research career as an NIH BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health) Scholar. She currently serves as PI on an NIH COBRE (Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence) study in which she leads a multicenter trial across two states. She is administrator of the Kentucky GIFTS (Giving Infants and Families Tobacco-free Starts) program, working jointly with the Kentucky Department of Public Health to provide smoking cessation and wellness services to prenatal and postpartum women across Appalachia. Dr. Ashford was named the 2010 Nurse Researcher of the Year by the Kentucky Nurses Association Nursing Education and Research Cabinet. She also received the Outstanding Early Career College/University Teacher Award from the Kentucky Academy of Science.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 257-9333

Fax: (859) 323-1057

Email: kristin.ashford1@uky.edu

Office: 417 COLLEGE OF NURSING BUILDING

Education

BIRCWH Post-doctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Health, 2009
PhD, University of Kentucky, 2007
MSN, University Of Louisville, 2000
BSN, Washburn University, 1991

Interests

Preterm birth; inflammation; tobacco use/secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy

CV

Dr. Kristin Ashford CV

Publications

Ashford, K. B. Chavan, N. R. Wiggins, A. T. McCubbin, A. Barnett, J. O'Brien, J. M. Patterns of Systemic and cervicovaginal fluid (CVF) inflammatory analytes throughout pregnancy: Relation to preterm birth. . (2016), American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynocology

Chavan, N. R. Ashford, K. B. Wiggins, A. T. McCubbin, A. Barnett, J. O'Brien, J. M. Th early pregnancy bio-inflammatory milieu in gestational diabetes mellitus . (2016), American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynocology

Chavan, N. R. Ashford, K. B. Wiggins, A. T. McCubbin, A. Barnett, J. O'Brien, J. M. The early pregnancy bio-inflammatory milieu and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. (2016), American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynocology

Fallin, A. Miller, A. Assef, S. Ashford, K. B. Perceptions of electronic cigarette among medicaid eligible pregnant and postpartum women. (2016), Journal of Obsetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 45 (3), 320-325.

Kehler, S. A. Ashford, K. B. Cho, M. Dekker, R. L. (epub ahead of print online) Experience of preeclampsia and bed rest: mental health implications . (2016), Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Presentations

Fallin, A., Ashford, K. B., Burkhart, P. V. 2017, February. Annual Undergraduate Nursing Research Symposium Pre-conference workshop. SNRS Annual Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society, Dallas, TX United States.

Aleshire, M. E., Ashford, K. B., Hatcher, J. 2016, October. Exploring Primary Care Providers' Attitudes Toward LGBTQ People: Implications for Nursing Research, Education, and Practice. 42nd Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society, The Transcultural Nursing Society, Cincinnati, OH United States.

Aleshire, M. E., Ashford, K. B., Hatcher, J. 2016, October. Primary Care Providers' Attitudes Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning People: A Literature Review and Implications. American Public Health Association 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo, American Public Health Association, Denver, CO United States.

Aleshire, M. E., Ashford, K. B., Hatcher, J. 2016, October. Exploring Primary Care Providers' Attitudes Related to LGBTQ People: Implications for Nursing Research, Education, and Practice. 42nd Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society, Transcultural Nursing Society, Cincinnati, OH United States.

Aleshire, M. E., Ashford, K. B., Hatcher, J. 2016, October. (in review) Primary Care Providers' Attitudes Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning People: A Literature Review and Implications. American Public Health Association 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, CO .

Grants

UK Prenatal and Post-Partum Training
Project Period: Friday, July 1, 2016
Total Award: $17,101
Sponsor: Department for Public Health, Commonwealth of Kentucky
University of Kentucky College of Nursing/Barnstable Brown Diabetes Education Program
Project Period: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Total Award: $10,000
Sponsor: American Association of Diabetes Educators
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)
Project Period: Friday, July 1, 2016
Total Award: $21,300
Sponsor: Kentucky Department for Public Health
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)
Project Period: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Total Award: $52,000
Sponsor: Kentucky Department for Public Health
The Impact of Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigs) on Perinatal Immune Responsiveness
Project Period: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Total Award: $2,327,683.00
Sponsor: NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)