Ashley E. Burch, PhD

Assistant Professor, Health Services and Information Management
4340N Health Sciences Building


Dr. Burch is a behavioral health scientist. She attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi and went on to complete two postdocs. Her educational background is in cardiovascular psychophysiology – the intersection between behavior and the cardiovascular system. Dr. Burch received additional training in cardiovascular electrophysiology and behavioral management treatment approaches during her time as a postdoc. She has developed a special interest in rural, marginalized, and difficult to treat populations and has worked with medically nonadherent individuals and patients with complex medical conditions.

Currently, Dr Burch is focused on the management and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Burch has research grants to study behavioral predictors of ventricular arrhythmias. She serves with an international group of female scientists and physicians on the Women’s Cardiac Health Initiative. The mission of this initiative is to bring awareness to women-specific issues in cardiovascular health, promote the inclusion of female patients in cardiovascular clinical trials, and encourage the use of gender specific data in the creation of cardiovascular disease treatment guidelines.


  • PhD, Experimental Psychology, University of Mississippi, 2014
  • MA, Experimental Psychology, University of Mississippi, 2011
  • BA, Psychology, Augusta State University, 2006

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

  • HIMA 4075 Applied Health Services Research

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)