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Ashli Owen-Smith

Assistant Professor    
Education

Ph.D., 2009, Emory University
S.M., 2005, Harvard University
B.A, 2001, Smith College

Biography

Ashli Owen-Smith is a behavioral scientist with research interests in mental health, chronic pain, and other chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. She is particularly interested in developing and evaluating collaborative care interventions centered on health care coordination as well as on complementary and alternative therapies for complex conditions with mental and physical causes and manifestations.

Dr. Owen-Smith’s research aims to identify questions that are relevant and important to patients, and to prioritize the translation of research findings into clinical practice. Accordingly, she is interested in patient-centered research and utilizing patient-reported outcomes. She works closely with patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders and is interested in employing qualitative and mixed methods.

Publications

Owen-Smith, A., Sterk, C., McCarty, F., Hankerson-Dyson, D. & DiClemente, R. (2010).  The development and evaluation of a complementary and alternative medicine use survey in African-Americans with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 16(5), 569-577.

Owen-Smith, A., DePadilla, L. & DiClemente, R. (2011). The assessment of complementary and alternative medicine use among individuals with HIV: A systematic review and recommendations for future research.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 17(9), 789–796.

Owen-Smith, A., McCarty, F., Hankerson-Dyson, D. & DiClemente, R. (2012).  Prevalence and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine use among African-Americans with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.  Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 17(1), 33-42.

Ahmedani, B.K., Simon, G.E., Stewart, C., Beck, A., Waitzfelder, B.E., Rossom, R., Lynch, F. Owen-Smith, A., Hunkeler, E.M., Whiteside, U., Operskalski, B.H., Coffey, M.J., Solberg, L.I. (2014).  Health care contacts in the year before suicide death.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2767-3. 24.         

Lu, C.Y., Zhang, F., Lakoma ,M,, Madden, J., Penfold, R.B., Simon, G., Ahmedani, B.K., Clarke, G., Hunkeler, E., Waitzfelder, B., Owen-Smith, A., Raebel, M., Rossom, R., Coleman, K.J. & Copeland, L.A. & Soumerai S.B. (2014).  Changes in antidepressant use by young people and suicidal behavior after FDA warnings and media coverage: a quasi-experimental study. British Medical Journal, 348:g3596 doi: 10.1136/bmj.g3596.

Owen-Smith, A., Rand, C., Smith, D., Tom, J., Laws, R., Waterbury, A. & Vollmer, W. (2014).  Dietary Supplement Use among Individuals with Diabetes or Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.  Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 19(2), 55-63.

Vollmer, W.M., Owen-Smith, A., Tom, J.O., Laws, R., Ditmer, D.G., Smith, D.H., Waterbury, A., Schneider, J.L.,  Yonehara, C.H., Williams, A., Vupputuri, S. & Rand, C.J. (2015).  Improving Adherence to Cardiovascular Disease Medications with Information Technology. The American Journal of Managed Care, 20(11 Spec No. 17), SP502-10.

Owen-Smith, A., Bent, S., Lynch, F.L., Coleman, K.J., Yau,  V.M., Pearson, K.A., Massolo, M.L., Quinn, V. & Croen, L.A. (2015).  Prevalence and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine use in a large insured sample of children with autism spectrum disorders.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 17, 40-51. 

Owen-Smith, A., Stewart, C., Green, C., Ahmedani, B.K.,  Waitzfelder, B.E., Rossom, R., Copeland, L.A. & Simon, G.E. (2016).  Adherence to common cardiovascular medications in patients with schizophrenia vs. patients without psychiatric illness.  General Hospital Psychiatry, 38, 9–14. 

Coleman, K.J., Stewart, C., Waitzfelder, B.E., Zeber, J.E., Morales, L.S., Ahmed, A.T., Ahmedani, B.K., Beck, A., Copeland, L.A., Cummings, J.R., Hunkeler, E.M., Lindberg, N.M., Lynch, F., Lu, C.Y., Owen-Smith, A., Trinacty, C.M., Whitebird, R.R. & Simon, G.E. (2016). Racial-ethnic differences in psychiatric diagnoses in the Mental Health Research Network. Psychiatric Services. http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201500217

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