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Ruth Ashton, PhD

Research Associate Professor

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Ruth Ashton, PhD

Education & Affiliations

PhD Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MSc, Control of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
BA, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge


Ruth Ashton is an infectious disease epidemiologist. Her background is in implementation research, focusing on generating evidence or designing field-ready tools to support effective decision making by local and national disease control program staff. Dr Ashton’s current research includes a cluster randomized trial of a new malaria vector control intervention, impact evaluation design strategies incorporating routine data sources, and use of "easy access groups" such as school children for monitoring and evaluation of malaria elimination programs. Her current research includes work in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia. Prior to joining Tulane, Dr Ashton worked with the Malaria Consortium in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Cambodia on a range of malaria and neglected tropical disease activities.

Research Areas

  • Malaria epidemiology and surveillance
  • Impact evaluation using routine health information system data
  • Cluster randomised trials


View Dr. Ashton's publications at her NCBI profile page.