Ashley’s program of research focuses on identifying influential and underlying psychosocial predictors and consequences of high-risk drinking behavior, including high-intensity drinking, alcohol mixed with energy drinks, and simultaneous use of alcohol with other substances, such as marijuana. Ashley has a particular interest in using innovative methods, such as daily diary designs, ecological momentary assessment, and wearable alcohol sensors to assess problematic alcohol use patterns in real-time. Ashley was recently awarded a five-year K01 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
Ashley received her PhD in Applied Experimental Psychology at Old Dominion University in 2016. She received pre-doctoral NRSA fellowship funding from NIAAA (F31 AA023118). Ashley completed her undergraduate work at Central Michigan University in 2010 and received her M.S. in Experimental Psychology from ODU in 2012.