• Ashley Parish is an ABPTS Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy with over a decade of experience in the intensive care unit setting. She obtained both her Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UAB. She is currently enrolled in the PhD Health Behavior program in the School of Public Health at UAB, as well as the Certificate program in Applications of Mixed Methods Research. Her passion is intensive care unit-based services for the cardiovascular and pulmonary pediatric population. She continues to practice clinically in a hospital setting, as well as weekly at STEP clinic. Parish has experience teaching cardiovascular and pulmonary concepts at the undergraduate, pre-professional, and doctoral level. Parish is additionally a certified simulation instructor through Harvard/MIT. She has served in multiple leadership roles for the APTA Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Acute Care, Pediatrics, APTA Alabama, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She is the recipient of the 2021 and 2022 Emerging Leader Award from the APTA, 2022 Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy Emerging Leader Award, as well as the 2022 ACAPT Emerging Educator Award.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Come Roll with Me: An Interprofessional Experience to Promote Disability Awareness 2022
    2021 Platform AbstractsCardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal.  32:E2-E3. 2021


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    2022 Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy in Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy 5th edition 2022

    Research Overview

  • Research interests include use of simulation and virtual reality as teaching methodology, physical therapy in the intensive care unit, pediatric cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders, physical activity implications for ventricular assist devices, obesity research and implementation of disability awareness in healthcare fields.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Content related to: simulation in healthcare, cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, acute care, and pediatrics.
  • Teaching Activities

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2013
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy / Therapist, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2013
  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care Therapy / Therapist, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2008
  • Full Name

  • Ashley Parish