Reproductive and Infant Health, Cost & Value, Health Policy Decision-Making, Infectious Disease
Ashley Leech is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Leech’s research combines health services research and health economic methods to answer questions related to healthcare access, delivery, resource allocation and use, and outcomes for reproductive-age women and their children. She is particularly interested in issues affecting vulnerable groups such as low-income and minority women, and the periods of pre-conception planning, pregnancy, postnatal care, and infant health.
Dr. Leech completed her post-doctoral training in Health Economics at the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR) at Tufts Medical Center where she focused on cost-effectiveness analysis and decision science methodology and received her PhD in Health Services Research at Boston University School of Public Health.