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LEAD Advisory 19-20 Ashley Dunn
Ashley Dunn

LEAD 22: Exploring Graduate School Instructor

Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Deputy Director, Stanford Program on Research Rigor & Reproducibility
With a focus on strategy and programmatic development, Ashley advances the translation of biomedical discoveries into interventions that improve healthfor mission-oriented organizations. As a collaborative team member, she works closely with stakeholders to design and evaluate innovative approaches to deliver programs that provide measurable and impactful outcomes.
In her role as Deputy Director for the Stanford Program on Research Rigor and Reproducibility, Ashley leads ongoing outreach and collaboration with researchers, faculty, students, and staff. She also promotes research rigor and reproducibility principles by supporting education, training and the development of tools and resources for Stanford’s research community to ensure high quality research.
Passionate about impactful solutions for increasing diversity in clinical trials and across the clinical translational research workforce, Ashley drives strategic initiatives in the Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Research. Working with senior leadership, she advances diversity and inclusion of research participants in clinical trials conducted at Stanford University.
Ashley serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for Santa Clara University (SCU) and on the External Advisory Board for the SCU’s LEAD Scholars Program. She also serves as the Co-President for the Black Alumni Chapter for SCU. Ashley received her Bachelor of Science degree from SCU and a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in Health Education and Promotion from University of Southern California. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Translational Health Sciences at George Washington University.