• 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. Her passion is intensive care unit based services for the cardiovascular and pulmonary pediatric population. 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 additionally 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.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2021 Platform AbstractsCardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal.  32:E2-E3. 2021


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    2021 Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy in Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy 5th edition 2021

    Research Overview

  • 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
  • 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
  • Awards And Honors

    Full Name

  • Ashley Parish