Dr. Ahlishia Shipley is a National Program Leader (NPL) for Family and Community Health in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences within the Institute of Youth, Family, and Community. She provides leadership for the Rural Health and Safety Education Program, the Extension COVID Immunization Training and Education (EXCITE) Program, and supports initiatives focused on health equity and well-being across the research, education, and extension mission areas.
Dr. Shipley joins NIFA from the National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review where she was the Scientific Review Officer for the chartered study section, Lifestyle Change and Behavioral Health providing leadership for the peer review process for extramural research applications focused on chronic disease prevention and health promotion. She previously served as an NPL for Families and Health at NIFA.
Dr. Shipley has training as both an educator and a researcher, earning a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, an M.S. in Career and Technical Education, and a Ph.D. in Family Studies, all from the University of Kentucky. She has also earned the fully Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation from the National Council on Family Relations. Dr. Shipley has served as an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University, University of Maryland Global Campus, and Eastern Kentucky University.