Ashley Fox

Expert in politics of health policy and the effects of policies on health outcomes

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Ashley Fox

Assistant Professor
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department: Public Administration and Policy

Expertise:
Politics of health policy; effects of policies on health outcomes; broader social policies; examined global HIV/AIDS politics, policy and epidemiology

Campus phone: (518) 442-5205
Campus email: afox3@albany.edu

Biography:
Ashley M. Fox, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at University At Albany, SUNY. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard between 2009-2010 and at Yale University in the Division of Health Policy and Administration between 2010-2011.

Her research focuses on the politics of health policy and the effects of policies on health outcomes, including not only policies targeted at health, but also broader social policies that have indirect effects on health. Her research has examined global HIV/AIDS politics, policy and epidemiology including better specifying the role of what is often described as "political commitment" in explaining differences in countries' policy responses to the disease. Her theoretical interests concern the role of public opinion, party ideology and descriptive representation in public policymaking. She has served as a consultant for the World Bank, UNICEF and PATH.