Ashley Buchanan

  • Limited Joint Appointment
  • Biostatistics
  • Phone: 401.874.4739
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  • Office Location: Avedisian Hall, 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881
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Dr. Ashley Buchanan is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Research in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, specializing in the areas of epidemiology and causal inference. She brings over fifteen years of experience collaborating on HIV/AIDS research, working closely with colleagues both domestically and internationally to develop and apply causal methodology to improve treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS. More recently, her substantive research area has expanded to studying opioid use disorder employing a variety of “big data” sources, including administrative claims data and prescription drug monitoring programs. Her current methodological research focuses on the development and application of causal inference methods for network studies of HIV treatment and prevention among marginalized populations that use illicit substances.


Causal inference; Generalizability; Interference/Dissemination; Network Science; Observational studies; Longitudinal analysis; HIV/AIDS; Substance use disorder prevention and treatment; Opioid crisis


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2016
DrPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
MS, Harvard University, 2007
BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2005