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Ashley J. Counts, DHEd, MHA, CHES

Ashley Counts
Education Assistant Professor, Population Health

Assistant Program Director, Master of Health Services Administration, Population Health

Education Assistant Professor, Population Health

acounts@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Dr. Ashley Counts is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health and the Assistant Director of the Master of Health Services Administration program.
Dr. Counts completed her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 2009 and Master of Health Administration in 2013, both at the University of Missouri. She completed her Doctor of Health Education degree in 2020. Her research interests focus on effective evaluative methods, organizational strategies for wellness promotion, and burnout prevention for health care providers. As a Certified Health Education Specialist, Dr. Counts has enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with leadership teams from various institutions to develop effective and manageable interventions to promote provider wellness.
With experience in public, academic and private health systems, Dr. Counts serves as the primary progression-to-degree and fellowship and career advisor for the MHSA program. She enjoys mentoring students and supporting their lifelong learning.

Publications and Presentations:

Exploring Effective Resident Wellness Promotion. Counts AJ, Sarosi GA. Oral Presentation. Association of Academic Surgical Administrators. October, 2021.

The Effect of Wellness Initiatives on Well-Being and Burnout Symptoms in Surgical Residents. Counts AJ. Oral Presentation. Academic Surgical Congress. February 2021.

The Surgical Education Retreat: A Tool for Continuous Program Improvement. Counts AJ, Tan S, Shaw C, Sarosi G. Association of Program Directors in Surgery Workshop. April 2019.

GME 101: What Hospital Administrators Should Know. Sarosi G, Counts AJ. Oral Presentation. University of Florida. January 2015

Planning for the Future: Residency Programs at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Callahan M, Counts A, Titsworth M, Weber A, Yale S. Housecalls. Alachua County Medical Society, Spring Ed. 2015

Education and Training
  • Other, Health Education, A.T. Still University
  • MHA, Health Administration, University of Missouri
  • BS, Biological Studies, University of Missouri