Ashley Vaughn

Ashley Vaughn, MPH

Ashley Vaughn, MPH


Waldo Hall 474
2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Curriculum Vitae

Academic interests

Health communication strategies, health information technology and population health, social determinants of health, health equity, student sense of belonging at four-year institutions, high-impact teaching practices.


Ashley Vaughn received her Master of Public Health, Health Promotion and Health Behavior Program from Oregon State University (OSU). Prior to graduate school, Ashley spent many years as a high school science teacher. Observing the multiple intersections of place, educational outcomes, and health while teaching is what pushed her to pursue a career in public health.

Ashley’s teaching is guided by inclusive pedagogy, evidence-based teaching practices, and a passion for public health. Students engage in a variety of active and collaborative learning approaches such as peer-to-peer instruction, team and problem-based learning, and reflection. Ashley has a particular interest in ensuring that every student in our classroom has a sense of belonging, particularly among first-generation and other underrepresented students.