Ashley Cooper, BA, BSN, MSN, WHNP, ANP-C
Ashley Cooper is a PhD student at Penn Nursing. She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College where she double majored in Spanish and American Studies, and earned a BSN and MSN in Adult and Women’s Health (dual) from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Prior to coming to Penn, Ashley was a nurse practitioner in a primary care practice in Brooklyn, NY. Ashley’s program of research is dedicated to promoting health equity for Black women in the US, particularly as related to obesity and comorbid conditions. Her current research uses an intersectional approach to examine the relationships between stigma and social determinants of health, and how these influence weight-related conditions. Ashley plans to use her research to develop effective interventions and inform health-related policy to address these disparities.
- RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar
- Presidential PhD Fellow
- Sigma Theta Tau-Upsilon Lambda Chapter
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- Fontaine Fellow
- National Black Nurses Association