Research Investigator & BRIDG Program Fellow
Dr. Ashley Scherman is a research fellow in the BRIDG R90 program, an innovative curriculum providing doctoral-level scientists with training in clinical research specific to complementary and integrative health. With a background in nursing research and she been strongly impacted by the potential for disease prevention by intervening early during critical periods of growth and development. Based at the Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Scherman is partnering with experienced complementary and integrative health providers to develop an interventional clinical research trial. Her current focus is whether complementary and integrative methods can reduce childhood tobacco smoke exposure, which affects 15% – 18% of US children and is implicated in adult disease. The clinical research trial will be designed and completed over the following 2 – 3 years.