Ashley Lacombe-Duncan

Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, PhD, MSW – Associate Director

is assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Ashley completed an Honors Bachelor of Health Studies at the University of Waterloo and a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Toronto. Ashley’s macro social work practice experience includes: policy analysis, grant writing, practice-informed research, program development, and program evaluation in community-based and hospital health and mental health settings. Her major research focus centers on healthcare access and health equity, with a particular focus on healthcare access for people who experience multiple forms of intersecting oppressions.  Specifically, her research focuses on three main areas: (1) understanding barriers to access to care, including HIV care, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people; (2) developing/adapting, pilot testing, and evaluating interventions to increase HIV care engagement among LGBT people living with HIV; and, (3) advancing LGBT affirming social work practice from an intersectional approach.