About Amie Ashcraft
Dr. Amie Ashcraft received her PhD from the Virginia Commonwealth University in experimental/social psychology. In 2006, she received her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of California.
Research Assistant Professor
- West Virginia University School of Medicine
- Family Medicine
- MPH, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
- PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004
- MA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001
- BA, Shepherd University, 1999
Ashcraft AM, Dotson S, Farjo S, Pilkerton CS, Murray PJ. (in press). Rural Appalachian women will suffer disproportionately if attempts to further restrict emergency contraception are successful. Journal of Appalachian Health.
Ashcraft AM, Ponte CD, Montgomery C, Farjo S, Murray PJ. (in press). Levonorgestrel emergency contraception information accuracy from West Virginia community pharmacies: A mystery caller approach. Women’s Health Issues.
Ashcraft AM, Ponte CD, Farjo S, Dotson S, Murray PJ. (2022, Jan-Feb). The [underutilized] power of independent pharmacies to promote public health in rural communities: A call to action. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 62, 38-41. (PMID: 34556429)
Patterson JG, Borger TN, Burris JL, Conaway M, Klesges R, Ashcraft AM, Hauser L, Clark C,Wright L, Cooper S, Smith MC, Dignan M, Kennedy-Rea S, Paskett ED, Anderson R, Ferketich AK. (2022, Feb). A cluster randomized controlled trial for a multi-level, clinic-based smoking cessation program with women in Appalachian communities: Study protocol for the “Break Free” program. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 17(11). (PMID: 35164857)
Ashcraft AM, Farjo S, Ponte CD, Murray PJ. (2022). The impact of caller characteristics on levonorgestrel emergency contraception access in West Virginia community pharmacies. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 33, Article 100765. (PMID: 36037669)
Miller KD, Ashcraft AM, Pilkerton CS, Shrader CD. (2022). Seronegative Immunity to SARS-CoV-2: A Case Study. Allergy, Asthma, & Clinical Immunology, 18(1); Article 80. (PMID: 36042466)
Ganjireddy VGR, Pilkerton CS, Xiang J, Tinajero R, Ashcraft AM. (2022). Hepatic fibrosis and steatosis in metabolic syndrome. Journal of Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome, 31, 61-69. (PMID: 35283365)
Assadzandi S, Crocetti E, Pilkerton CS, Ashcraft AM, Shrader CD. (2021). COVID-19 disease and viral characteristics in a long-term care facility. Marshall Journal of Medicine, 7(4), Article 6.
Shrader C, Assadzandi S, Pilkerton C, Ashcraft AM. (2021, Jan). Responding to a COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 40(1), 14-17. (PMID: 32940123)
Moore JS, Groves T, Pilkerton CS, Ashcraft AM, Shrader CD. (2021, Aug). Geriatric antibody response to COVID-19. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 69(8), 2096-2098. (PMID: 33939840)
Chang JJ, Ashcraft AM. (2020, Jun). HIV in Adolescents: Risk, Prevention, Screening, and Treatment. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, 47, 351- 365. (PMID: 32423719)
Ashcraft AM, Farjo S, Ponte CD, Dotson S, Sambamoorthi U, Murray PJ. (2020, Nov/Dec). Harder to get than you think: levonorgestrel emergency contraception access in West Virginia community pharmacies. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 60(6), 969-977. (PMID: 32830066)
Peckens S, Linger N, Capito J, Elavsky M, Peklinsky R, Crocetti E, Abel M, Xiang J, Ashcraft AM. (2020). Improving nephropathy screening in Appalachian patients with diabetes using practice-wide outreach. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 27(1), 17-24.
Peckens S, Adelman MM, Ashcraft AM, Xiang J, Sheppard B, King DE. (2020). Improving COPD symptoms Using a team-based approach in an Appalachian population. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 33(6), 978-985. (PMID: 33219076).
Downs JS, Ashcraft AM, Murray PJ. et al. (2018). Video intervention to increase perceived self-efficacy for condom use in a randomized controlled trial of female adolescents. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, 31(3), 291-298. (PMID: 29126824).
Ashcraft AM, Murray PM. (2017). Talking to parents about adolescent sexuality. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 64(2), 305-320. (PMID: 28292447).
Downs JS, Ashcraft AM, Murray PM. (2016). Video for adolescent pregnancy prevention: promises, challenges, and future directions. American Journal of Public Health, 106(S1), 29-31. (PMID: 27689489).
Farley SD, Ashcraft AM, Stasson MF, Nusbaum RL. (2010). Nonverbal reactions to conversational interruption: a test of complementarity theory and the status/gender parallel. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 34(4), 193-206.
Ashcraft AM, McFarland W. (2006). Safe, safer, safest: the hierarchy of sexual risk behaviors for HIV. FOCUS, 21(1), 1-5. (PMID: 16625713).
Boyd K, Ashcraft AM, Belgrave FZ. (2006). The impact of mother-daughter and father-daughter relationships on drug refusal self-efficacy among African American adolescent girls in urban communities. Journal of Black Psychology, 32(1), 29-42.
Corneille M, Ashcraft AM, Belgrave FZ. (2005). What's culture got to do with it?: Prevention programs for African American adolescent girls. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 16, 38-47. (PMID: 16327106).
- Chair's Research Award - (June 26, 2020)
- Faculty Mentoring Award for Resident Research - (June 26, 2020)
- Chair's Research Award - (June, 2019)
- Faculty Mentoring Award for Resident Research - (June, 2019)
- WVU Demo Day Winner - (April 20, 2018)
Dr. Ashcraft’s role in the department is to support scholarly activity among the faculty and residents. She will be helping our QI teams and specialty clinics to write up and present their data, and she is planning to begin evaluation research with the WVU STEPS Center.
About Amie Ashcraft
Dr. Ashcraft received her PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University in Experimental/Social psychology. In 2006, she received her Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her postdoctoral training as a fellow at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at the University of California, San Francisco between 2005-2008.
Languages Spoken: English
Where is your hometown? Bridgeport, WV
What do you love about WV? West Virginia was a wonderful place to grow up, and I love the natural beauty and friendly people of my home state. Almost everyone I’ve ever loved is either on or in her soil. After living in the hills of both WV and San Francisco, I’m convinced I will never feel at home on flat land.
Hobbies or fun facts? Reading, painting, and writing memoir. She has 5 cats and 1 daughter and aspires to start a choir for those who can't sing.
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amie-Ashcraft
Randomized Controlled Trial
Dr. Amie M. Ashcraft is a behavioral and social scientist with expertise in women’s sexual health, contraceptive access, sex trafficking in rural areas, HIV/STI prevention, and program evaluation. She mentors faculty and residents’ on research projects in the WVU Department of Family Medicine on a wide array of health issues. Prior to joining Family Medicine in 2018, Dr. Ashcraft was the Project Director of two multi-state, multi-site randomized controlled trials of technology-based teen pregnancy prevention interventions for adolescent girls (Seventeen Days and Your Move) funded by the US DHHS, Office of Adolescent Health to a research team from Carnegie Mellon University and West Virginia University. Previously Dr. Ashcraft was a Senior Research Associate at Sociometrics Corporation where she was the Project Director for three HIV prevention-related grants from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ashcraft has taught extensively, including courses in Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Health; Cross-Cultural Sex and Gender; Statistics; Psychology of Women; Social Psychology; and Introductory Psychology at both San Francisco State University and Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.