Ashby F Walker

Ashby F Walker,

AST PROF

Department: HP-HEALTH SERVICES ADMIN
Business Phone: (352) 273-8278
Business Email: afwalker@ufl.edu

About Ashby F Walker

Dr. Ashby Walker received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Emory University in 2007 and serves as the Director for Health Equity Initiatives at the University of Florida Diabetes Institute. Dr. Walker is an elected member of the American Diabetes Association National Health Disparities Committee and the Chronic Diseases & Conditions Priority Area Workgroup (PAW) of the 2017 – 2021 Florida State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). Dr. Walker’s research as a medical sociologist focuses on Type 1 Diabetes and the role that social capital plays in determining health outcomes and she was selected by Diabetes Forecast magazine as “People to Know” for 2019. Dr. Walker is the recipient of five teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development awards and previously served as the Chair of Social Sciences at Mars Hill University in North Carolina.

Accomplishments

Chronic Diseases & Conditions Priority Area Workgroup (PAW) of the 2017 – 2021 Florida State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP).
2020-Current · FL DOH
People to Know
2019 · Diabetes Forecast Magazine, American Diabetes Association
Elected Member of the National Health Disparities Committee
2017-Current · American Diabetes Association

Research Profile

Dr. Walker is the PI of several funded studies aiming to promote health equity for vulnerable populations with diabetes, including the All for ONE! program – a novel service-learning intervention using college students with Type 1 Diabetes as mentors for vulnerable teens with Type 1 Diabetes. Her most recently awarded grant, ECHO Diabetes, is a 7.69 million dollar collaborative initiative with Stanford University aimed at improving access to care for underserved populations living with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in the states of Florida and California.

Areas of Interest
  • Health Disparities and Diabetes
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Project ECHO

Publications

2021
A Decade of Disparities in Diabetes Technology Use and HbA1c in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes: A Transatlantic Comparison.
Diabetes care. 44(1):133-140 [DOI] 10.2337/dc20-0257. [PMID] 32938745.
2021
Barriers to Technology Use and Endocrinology Care for Underserved Communities With Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes care. [DOI] 10.2337/dc20-2753. [PMID] 34001535.
2021
Democratizing type 1 diabetes specialty care in the primary care setting to reduce health disparities: project extension for community healthcare outcomes (ECHO) T1D.
BMJ open diabetes research & care. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjdrc-2021-002262. [PMID] 34244218.
2020
Addressing health disparities in type 1 diabetes through peer mentorship.
Pediatric diabetes. 21(1):120-127 [DOI] 10.1111/pedi.12935. [PMID] 31617648.
2020
Primary Care Providers in California and Florida Report Low Confidence in Providing Type 1 Diabetes Care.
Clinical diabetes : a publication of the American Diabetes Association. 38(2):159-165 [DOI] 10.2337/cd19-0060. [PMID] 32327888.
2020
Racial-Ethnic Inequity in Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 105(8) [DOI] 10.1210/clinem/dgaa236. [PMID] 32382736.
2020
Teaching Type 1 Diabetes: Creating Stakeholder Engagement in Biomedical Careers Through Undergraduate Research Curriculum.
Medical science educator. 30(1):69-73 [DOI] 10.1007/s40670-019-00877-0. [PMID] 34457640.
2020
Tele-rounds and Case-Based Training: Project ECHO Telementoring Model Applied to Complex Diabetes Care.
Pediatric clinics of North America. 67(4):759-772 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pcl.2020.04.017. [PMID] 32650871.
2020
The Neighborhood Deprivation Index and Provider Geocoding Identify Critical Catchment Areas for Diabetes Outreach.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 105(9) [DOI] 10.1210/clinem/dgaa462. [PMID] 32676640.
2019
Teaching type 1 diabetes: creating stakeholder engagement in biomedical careers through undergraduate research curriculum
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2018
Geographic access to endocrinologists for Florida’s publicly insured children with diabetes.
The American journal of managed care. 24(4 Spec No.):SP106-SP109 [PMID] 29689143.
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2017
Socioeconomic Status and the Domestic Allocation of Type 1 Diabetes Care
PLAID. 3(1):16-26 [DOI] http://dx.doi.org/10.17125/plaid.2017.97.
2016
Type 1 diabetes through two lenses: comparing adolescent and parental perspectives with photovoice.
International journal of pediatric endocrinology. 2016 [DOI] 10.1186/s13633-016-0020-z. [PMID] 26793242.
2015
Disparities in social support systems for youths with type 1 diabetes.
Clinical diabetes : a publication of the American Diabetes Association. 33(2):62-9 [DOI] 10.2337/diaclin.33.2.62. [PMID] 25897185.
2015
Erratum: Disparities in Social Support for Youths With Type 1 Diabetes. Clinical Diabetes 2015;33:62-69.
Clinical diabetes : a publication of the American Diabetes Association. 33(3) [DOI] 10.2337/diaclin.33.3.159. [PMID] 26202839.
2015
Puppy Love, Adolescence, and Chronic Illness: The Importance of Pets for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
Journal of patient experience. 2(1):21-24 [DOI] 10.1177/237437431500200105. [PMID] 28725812.
2015
Using photography as a method to explore adolescent challenges and resilience in type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes spectrum : a publication of the American Diabetes Association. 28(2):92-8 [DOI] 10.2337/diaspect.28.2.92. [PMID] 25987807.
2013
Framing food and diabetes: Exploring the perspectives of youth with type 1 diabetes through photography
. 5(6):347-355

Grants

Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Project ECHO T1D: HCT Trial
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: STANFORD UNIV via HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST, LEONA & HARRY
Jan 2018 – Jun 2019
ECHO Type 1 Diabetes: A Feasibility and Planning Proposal
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST, LEONA & HARRY
Sep 2017 – Nov 2018
Young Adult Racial Disparities in Type 1 Diabetes (YARDD)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: JAEB CTR FOR HLTH RES via HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST, LEONA & HARRY
Aug 2016 – Jul 2017
Promoting health equity for youth with type 1 diabetes through outreach, networks, and education: All for ONE
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: JAEB CTR FOR HLTH RES via HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST, LEONA & HARRY

Education

Ph.D. Sociology
2007 · Emory University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2021
PHC6937 Special Topics in Public Health
2020-2021
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2019-2021
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2018-2021
PHC6405 Theoretical Foundations of Public Health
2019-2020
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2019-2021
PHC6403 Adolescence, Risk Taking and Health
2019-2021
HSC4930 Special Topics
2018
MDT7090 Elective Topics
2017-2018
BMS4905 Medical Sciences Senior Research
2016
GMS6896 Health Outcomes and Policy Seminar
2021
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2021
PHC7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-8278
Emails:
Business:
afwalker@ufl.edu