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Ashley Clayton

Research Associate 3, HSS

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Ashley Clayton


Ashley Clayton, MA, is the Research Manager of the Family Violence Research Program in the Sullivan Lab. Trained in community psychology, Ashley has developed and evaluated various community-based mental health interventions. Ashley ventured into the field of community psychology through a determination to use her first-hand experience with mental illness for good and her dedication to social justice. Ashley has extensive training in qualitative and quantitative research, with particular expertise in community-based participatory research, questionnaire development, and stigma. She is a mental health activist and has published numerous research papers on the social inclusion of individuals living with severe mental illness, maternal mental health, recovery-oriented and person-centered care, and healthcare narratives and essays. She is the Visual Arts Editor of The Perch, an Arts & Literary Journal published by Yale’s Program for Recovery & Community Health (PRCH).

Education & Training

  • MA
    University of New Haven, Community Psychology (2011)
  • BA
    Georgetown College, Psychology (2009)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Outstanding Staff Award Department of Psychiatry 2023
Employee of the Year The Consultation Center at Yale 2022
Distinguished Young Alumni AwardGeorgetown College2015
Outstanding Graduate Student - Community Psychology ProgramUniversity of New Haven2011

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