Our Team

CEPEG prides itself on helping communities understand their health issues and improve policy and program solutions. We share our multi-disciplinary expertise and commitment to scientific rigor and cultural humility.

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Ashley Brooks-Russell PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Director (PIPER)
  • Community Epidemiology & Program Evaluation
  • Department of Community & Behavioral Health
  • Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Program for Injury Prevention Education & Research

Dr. Brooks-Russell is an associate professor at the Colorado School of Public Health. Her PhD is from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, after which she completed a postdoc at NIH. Her interests include adolescent health with a focus on preventing injury outcomes such as violence and suicide prevention. Dr. Brooks-Russell currently directs Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) and Smart Source Survey. Her current research investigates cannabis impaired driving.

Areas of Expertise

  • Injury prevention
  • Traffic safety research
  • Adolescent health
  • Survey methods

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Behavior Branch
  • PhD, Health Behavior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MPH, Case Western Reserve University
  • BA, Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University