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Dr. Ashley Railey

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     Ashley Railey joined the OSU Department of Sociology in Fall 2022 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the intersection of public health and sociology at Indiana University. Her current research focuses on the social and economic dimensions of health behaviors among at-risk populations in the US and internationally. A secondary line of research evaluates the relationship between animal disease, biosecurity, and human health. Funding of her research includes by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, US Health Resources & Services Administration, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, and US Department of Agriculture.


  • BA in International Relations and Spanish minor, Gonzaga University 2011
  • MA in International Business Administration, University of Denver 2012
  • PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Sociology, Economics, Epidemiology), Washington State University 2019


Research Interests
  • Social Psychology
  • Health and Behavioral Economics
  • Health Services and Delivery
  • Health Disparities
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