Ashley Simons-Rudolph, PhD, promotes engagement through interdisciplinary, community, and policy-related research. Dr. Simons-Rudolph has expertise in gender and social policy, research-to-practice, community-based participatory research, substance misuse, family formation/stability, and qualitative methodologies. She has worked in diverse communities ranging from townships in sub-Saharan Africa, to Indigenous reservations in the Midwest. She is currently leading/actively contributing to projects in Massachusetts, New Mexico, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. She has 24 years of experience conducting research in academic and practice-based settings in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to her role at PIRE, Dr. Simons-Rudolph is the Outreach and Communication Specialist for community-based research with the Society for Community Research and Action and the former Editor in Chief of Gender Issues, a multinational and interdisciplinary research journal published quarterly by Springer Nature.
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