Carol M. Ashton, M.D., M.P.H.
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX
Dr. Carol Ashton joined The Methodist Hospital in 2008, before which she held faculty positions at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. She also spent eight years as the Director of the National VA Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, and the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at the Houston VA Medical Center, while also serving as the Co-Editor in Chief of Medical Care. Dr. Ashton has held numerous federal service positions with agencies such as the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the VA Health Service R & D Research Enhancement Award Programs and the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In 2004, Dr. Ashton received the VA Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Health Services Research.
Dr. Ashton’s investigations are in the area of health services research. Specifically, she has an extensive record of scholarship in the field in multiple domains including access to care, efficiency and utilization of care, quality improvement, and comparative effectiveness in evaluation of new technologies and procedures.
Health services, access to care, efficiency and utilization of care, quality improvement, comparative effectiveness
Houston TK, Ford DE, Sadasivam RS, Ray MN, Allison JJ, Kohler CL, Ashton CM. Overcoming limits to tobacco control: using the internet to bridge clinical and public health interventions. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:977.
Dunn NJ, Rehm LP, Schillaci J, Souchek J, Mehta P, Ashton CM, Yanasak E, Hamilton JD. A randomized trial of self-management and psychoeducational group therapies for comorbid chronic posttraumatic stress disorder and depressive disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2007 Jun;20(3):221-37.
Collins TC, Beyth RJ, Nelson DB, Petersen NJ, Suarez-Almazor ME, Bush RL, Hirsch AT, Ashton CM. Process of care and outcomes in patients with peripheral arterial disease. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jul;22(7):942-8. Epub 2007 Apr 24.
Ashton CM, Khan MM, Johnson ML, Walder A, Stanberry E, Beyth RJ, Collins TC, Gordon HS, Haidet P, Kimmel B, Kolpakchi A, Lu LB, Naik AD, Petersen LA, Singh H, Wray NP. A quasi-experimental test of an intervention to increase the use of thiazide-based treatment regimens for people with hypertension. Implement Sci. 2007 Feb 13;2:5.
Bush RL, Johnson ML, Collins TC, Henderson WG, Khuri SF, Yu HJ, Lin PH, Lumsden AB, Ashton CM. Open versus endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in VA hospitals. J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Apr;202(4):577-87.