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Ashley Anker

Department of Communication, Research Assistant Professor


Research Focus: Health Communication


Contact Information

355 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

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Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2009

M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007

B.S., State University of New York, College at Brockport, 2004

Funded Research Experience

Current Funding:


HHS/HRSA/Division of Transplantation                                           9/1/13-8/31/16                        

A Positive Deviance Approach to Improving Familial Consent Rates

Role: PI


HHS/HRSA/Division of Transplantation                                           9/1/12-8/31/14

Effective Campaign Strategies for Promoting Organ Donation to Mature Adults: A Multi-State Intervention

Role: Co-PI/Project Manager

D71HS22062                                                                                      9/1/11-8/31/13

HHS/HRSA/Division of Transplantation                                                

A DMV Based Intervention to Increase Organ Donation in New York State

Role: Co-PI


Completed Funding:

D71HS13418                                                                                      9/1/09-8/31/11

HHS/HRSA/Division of Transplantation

A peer-to-peer campus campaign to promote organ donation to minority students in NYC

Role: Co-PI


D71HS08575                                                                                      09/01/07-08/31/09

HHS/HRSA/Division of Transplantation ($426,975)                                    Feeley (PI)

A college campus-based campaign to increase organ and tissue donation in NYC

Role: Graduate Research Assistant