Ashley Duenas

MSc, Research Associate III, Patient-Centered Research

Ashley is involved in a variety of research efforts related to the development of patient-reported outcome measures (PROs) and contributes to the PCR Patient Preference team. She is active with patient engagement initiatives and is a contributor to the Patient Focused Medicine Development (PFMD) working group. Ashley has a Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with a focus in health services research. Her MSc research was a systematic literature review which examined how genetic risk information impacts decision-making for colorectal cancer screening. The research was presented at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) Evidence Live conference in Oxford, UK, and published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) for Evidence Based Medicine. Prior to living in London, Ashley managed volunteer programming for the New York City public health initiative Shape UP NYC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Columbia University and as a student worked as a research assistant within the department of psychology, where she piloted a behavioural and brain imaging study on dopamine modulation related to learning and decision-making.