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Ashley L. Schoenfisch, PhD, MSPH

Consulting Associate in the School of Nursing

  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Ashley Schoenfisch joined the School of Nursing faculty in 2015. She came to DUSON from the Department of Community and Family Medicine of the Duke University School Medicine, where she was an assistant professor. Dr. Schoenfisch holds a BS in Biology / BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Master of Science in Public Health from Emory University. She completed her PhD in epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012. She is a member of the American Public Health Association, the North Carolina Public Health Association, the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, the Safe States Alliance, and the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. In 2013, she became certified as an instructor in the Crisis Prevention Institute’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program.

    Dr. Schoenfisch is an occupational injury epidemiologist with experience studying the safety and health of workers in the healthcare industry. Her research interests include the surveillance of work-related injuries and violence, work organization, intervention evaluation, and the use of quantitative and qualitative methods. For nearly a decade, her focus on the nursing workforce has enhanced the understanding of hospital workers’ experiences with patient and visitor perpetrated violence, as well as the use of patient lift and transfer devices designed to prevent work-related injuries.

    Academic Program Affiliations


    PhDUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Public Health
    MSPHEmory University, Rollins School of Public Health
    BS/BAUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

    Research Interests

    Areas of research interest:
    Community engagement
    Construction industry
    Healthcare industry
    Injury epidemiology
    Intervention evaluation
    Mixed methods
    Musculoskeletal disorders
    Occupational epidemiology
    Qualitative methods
    Vulnerable workers
    Work organization
    Work-related injury
    Work-related violence