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Allison Elizabeth Ashley-Koch

Professor in Medicine
Medicine, Nephrology
Duke Box 104775, Durham, NC 27701
300 N Duke St., Durham, NC 27701


One of my major research foci is in the genetic basis of psychiatric and neurological disorders. I am currently involved in studies to dissect the genetic etiology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, chiari type I malformations, essential tremor, and neural tube defects. Additional research foci include genetic modifiers of sickle cell disease, and genetic contributions to birth outcomes, particularly among African American women.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor in Medicine · 2021 - Present Medicine, Nephrology, Medicine
Research Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2014 - Present Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments
Professor in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics · 2021 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Basic Science Departments
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2009 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers
Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy · 2015 - Present Center for Child and Family Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute · 2016 - Present Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Education, Training & Certifications

Emory University · 1997 Ph.D.