Ashley Simons-Rudolph, PhD, promotes engagement through interdisciplinary, community, and policy-related research. Dr. Simons-Rudolph has expertise in gender and social policy, substance abuse, and qualitative methodology. She has worked in diverse communities ranging from townships in sub-Saharan Africa, to Native American reservations in the Midwest. She is currently leading/actively contributing to projects in Washington, DC, New Mexico, Kentucky, and Cairo Egypt. She has 15 years of experience in contract research, and 12 years of experience conducting research in academic and practice-based settings. In addition to her role at PIRE, Dr. Simons-Rudolph is the Editor in Chief of Gender Issues, a multinational and interdisciplinary research journal published quarterly by Springer Nature and a contract writer for community-based research with Society for Community Research and Action.
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