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Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Marcia Ash is a PhD candidate and George W. Woodruff Fellow in the Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. She has over 9 years of experience in public health research with a focus on mental health of patients and providers from diverse backgrounds. Marcia currently has two primary lines of research addressing (1) maternal/child health equity and access to mental health care and (2) organizational drivers of burnout and wellbeing. Marcia was recently awarded an R36 Dissertation Grant through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to examine multilevel barriers and facilitators to addressing disparities in perinatal mental health. 

Marcia holds a Master’s in Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Marcia previously served as Program Coordinator for Research and Special Initiatives at the Emory Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics and is a certified CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) instructor. 

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Areas of Interest

  • Health Services Research
  • Implementation Science
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health


  • Masters in Public Health 2019, Emory University
  • Bachelors of Arts 2014, Washington University in St. Louis