Dr. Atalie Ashley-West is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Healthcare Administration. She holds a PhD in Health Services Management and Research from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Public Health Degree in Community and Family Health with graduate certifications in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of South Florida, and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology also from the University of South Florida. Her research examines the statistical interactions between socioeconomic status, health insurance, and subjective quality of life. Dr. Ashley-West has subject matter expertise in social determinants of health and health disparities, and tax-exempt hospital community benefit requirements. Her research has been published in the Journal of Health Promotion and Practice, and has been featured by the American Public Health Association, the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, and the American Association for Cancer Research.
Prior to joining AHU full-time, Dr. West served in a variety of government, public health, and research administration roles including Social Services Administrator for the Orange County Government, Senior Research Associate for the National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, DC, Assistant Director for Research at the Florida Center for Nursing, Public Health Project Manager for the Florida Hospital System, and Research Consultant for the West Orange Healthcare District.