Ashley Walton, PhD


Ashley received a degree in Design and PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. Her research focuses on how the statistical methods of nonlinear dynamical systems can be used to understand human behavior, in particular how behavior emerges from our interactions with others and the structure of our environments. She also applies knowledge from cognitive science, philosophy, experimental psychology, statistics and user-centered design in order to translate key findings from behavioral research into the design of adaptive systems of support. Her experience includes co-constructing mobile health interventions at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, using mobile sensor data to design adaptive health interventions at Harvard’s Data Science Lab, and working with neuroethicist Adina Roskies at Dartmouth College to understand the effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on patient agency.