Dr. Ashford selected as UK University Research Professor Awardee for 2020-21

Posted: April 15, 2020

Kristin Ashford PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, has been selected as one of the University Research Professorship Awardees for 2020-21. 

The UK Board of Trustees will recognize her in June for her significant research contributions to advance maternal and child health outcomes with model programs such as the Perinatal Assistance and Treatment Home (PATHways) and Beyond Birth that have served hundreds of perinatal women throughout the commonwealth with substance use disorders (SUDs).

Dr. Ashford is a professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Faculty & Interprofessional Education Affairs at the UK College of Nursing.  

Since 2012, as a primary investigator, she has submitted 15 high impact state, foundation or federal grants. She has been awarded over six million in federal funding including a Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation (CMMI) grant, National Institutes for Health (NIH), National Institute of Drug and Alcohol Research (NIDA) award, and NIDA Supplement.  Dr. Ashford has been instrumental in the development of the Perinatal Assistance and Treatment Home (PATHways) and Beyond Birth program.

More about the Beyond Birth program.