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Ashley Thornhill, BS, MPH, MS(c) is a current PHI/CDC Global Health Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow with the Global Reproductive Health Evidence for Action Team in the Division of Reproductive Health in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Oakwood University, an MPH in Global Health from Loma Linda University, and is completing an M.S. in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University. She is a proud Gates Millennium Scholar, receiving that scholarship thanks to her domestic and international community service experiences. These experiences, such as a medical mission trip to Guyana, gave Ashley a deeper understanding of the impact of the lack of access to quality healthcare on underserved communities. During Ashley’s global health field training in Quito, Ecuador, she conducted a community-based participatory study to provide greater independence for all people with amputation through equitable access to prosthetic and orthotic services. Her practicum took her to Oaxaca, Mexico for 6 weeks where she assessed barriers affecting maternal mortality through a women’s reproductive health assessment with Child Family Health International. She has also been a Duke Global Health Fellow, engaging with leaders at the World Health Organization in Geneva to discuss pressing global health policy challenges, including antimicrobial resistance and universal health coverage. Ashley is passionate about maternal, infant, and child health and would like to contribute to minimizing health disparities and improve the quality of healthcare as an OB/GYN focused on global women’s health. Most recently, she supported COVID-19 surveillance at the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology. She is thrilled to be joining the GREAT team and looks forward to supporting the monitoring and evaluation of health systems to improve maternal and perinatal health outcomes globally!

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for CDC by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.


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