Ashley Merianos

Ashley L Merianos

Associate Professor
Health Promotion And Education

Teachers College

460NC

CECH Human Services - 0068

Professional Summary

Dr. Ashley L. Merianos is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Services at the University of Cincinnati and a Research Affliate Member of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Thirdhand Smoke Research Consortium.  As a health services researcher, Dr. Merianos has extensive training and experience in the epidemiology and prevention of substance use with an emphasis on tobacco, quantitative statistical methods, and clinical and translational research in the pediatric healthcare setting.  She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has successfully funded Dr. Merianos’ research as a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator (R01ES027815 and R01ES030743).  Her current five-year project (K01DA044313 and K01DA044313S1) will identify the health and economic burden of child tobacco smoke exposure including secondhand and thirdhand smoke on the acute healthcare setting, and create an implementation plan to reduce tobacco smoke exposure in a future trial. 

Dr. Merianos has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications in scholarly journals and delivered over 90 professional presentations. 

To learn more about past and present research conducted by the Thirdhand Smoke Research Consortium, visit the Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center website.

Research Support

Grant: #K01DA044313 08-15-2017 -07-31-2022 National Institute on Drug Abuse Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department Setting Role:PI

Grant: #R01ES027815 01-01-2019 -12-31-2020 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Contribution of Thirdhand Smoke to Overall Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Pediatric Patients Role:Site PI

Grant: #K01DA044313S1 06-15-2019 -07-31-2020 National Institute on Drug Abuse Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department Setting Role:PI

Grant: #R01ES030743 08-15-2019 -07-31-2024 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Prevalence and Clinical Correlates of Thirdhand Smoke Exposure in a Pediatric Patient Population Role:Site PI