You are here



(919) 684-1805
Allison Elizabeth Ashley-Koch
Professor in Medicine
Professor in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Research Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy


One of my major research foci is in the genetic basis of psychiatric and neurological disorders. I am currently involved in studies to dissect the genetic etiology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, chiari type I malformations, essential tremor, and neural tube defects. Additional research foci include genetic modifiers of sickle cell disease, and genetic contributions to birth outcomes, particularly among African American women.