Ph.D., 2009, Emory University
S.M., 2005, Harvard University
B.A, 2001, Smith College
Ashli Owen-Smith is a behavioral scientist with research interests in health disparities, mental health (specifically serious mental illness, trauma and suicide), chronic pain, and complementary and alternative approaches for complex conditions with both 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 conducting 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.
Owen-Smith, A., DiClemente, R. & Wingood, G. (2007). Complementary and alternative medicine decreases adherence to HAART in HIV-positive women. AIDS Care, 19(5), 589-593.
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, 29(6), 870-7.
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.
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). Psychiatric comorbidity and 30-day readmissions after hospitalization for heart failure, AMI and pneumonia. Psychiatric Services, 66(2), 134-40.
Ahmedani, B.K., Stewart, C., Simon, G.E., Lynch, F., Lu, C.Y., Waitzfelder, B.E., Solberg, L.I., Owen-Smith, A., Beck, A., Copeland, L.A., Hunkeler, E.M., Rossom, R.C. & Williams, L.K. (2015). Racial/ethnic differences in healthcare visits made prior to suicide attempt across the United States. Medical Care, 53(5), 430-435.
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.
Owen-Smith, A., Smith, D.H., Rand, C., Tom, J.O., Laws, R., Waterbury, A., Williams, A. & Vollmer, W.M. (2016). Difference in medication adherence intervention effectiveness by health literacy level. The Permanente Journal, 20(3), 15-200. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7812/TPP/15-200.
Owen-Smith, A., Woodyatt, C., Sineath, R.C., Hunkeler, E.M., Barnwell, L., Graham, A., Stephenson, R. & Goodman, M. (2016). Perceptions of Barriers to and Facilitators of Participation in Health Research among Transgender People. Transgender Health, 1(1), 187-196. doi:10.1089/trgh.2016.0023.
Owen-Smith, A., Sineath, C., Sanchez, T., Dea, R., Giammattei, S., Gillespie, T., Helms, M.F., Hunkeler, E.M., Quinn, V.P., Roblin, D., Slovis, J., Stephenson, R., Sullivan, P.S., Tangpricha, V., Woodyatt, C. & Goodman, M., (2017). Perception of community tolerance and prevalence of depression among transgender persons. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 21(1), 64-76. DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2016.1228553.
Yarborough, B.H., Owen-Smith, A., Stumbo, S., Yarborough, M.T., Perrin, N.A. & Green, C.A. (2017). An Observational Study of Service Dogs for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Psychiatric Services. http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201500383