Ashlee Vance

Ashlee J Vance, PhD

Specialties: Research

Board Certification and Education

  • Duke University Medical Center, Nursing, NC, 2019
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Research, MI, 2021

About Me

Biographical Statement

Dr. Ashlee Vance is the first doctorly-prepared nurse to join the Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research. Throughout her career, she has focused parental wellbeing and infant health and developmental outcomes during and after intensive care, specifically focusing on those with medically complex conditions.

Dr. Vance conducts research in health services, health equity and economic outcomes associated with having a medically complex infant. Additionally, she concentrates on work to align healthcare system practices with family-focused values to increase parent engagement and self-efficacy in caring for vulnerable infants during and after NICU hospitalization. She has worked as a bedside nurse in many Level 4 and regional NICUs across the US and continues to consult with neonatal providers in the areas of parent engagement, care coordination, discharge preparedness and dismantling of racism in care practices.


  • Assistant Scientist, Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research

Research Interests

  • Health services
  • Health equity
  • Economic outcomes associated with having a medically complex infant

Videos and Articles

  • Videos
  • Blog Posts


Location Pin
Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research
One Ford Place
Detroit, MI 48202

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital

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