About Kristin

Dr. Kristin Ashford received her BSN from Washburn University, Topeka, Kan., and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Louisville. She received her PhD in nursing from the University of Kentucky in 2007. Dr. Ashford is a Professor, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and researcher at the University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Ashford severs as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Faculty and Interprofessional Education, while also serving as the Director of the Perinatal Research and Wellness Center. The majority of her studies exclusivity focus on improving health for pregnant and postpartum women with addiction, primarily tobacco, electronic cigarette and opioid use disorder.