Ashley Darcy-Mahoney is a neonatal nurse practitioner and an Assistant Professor at The George Washington University (GW) School of Nursing. She has worked throughout her career to advance nursing research, education, and practice with a focus on long-term cognitive and social outcomes of high-risk neonates. As the director of infant research at GW’s Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, Dr. Darcy-Mahoney advances the body of research on infant health and developmental outcomes in high-risk infants.
As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Darcy-Mahoney will educate future pediatric clinicians in understanding the drivers of inequity, including how poverty and related social determinants of health have a vital link to early brain and child development. Her proposal, the Pediatric Equity Scholars, will equip future nurses and doctors with the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable health systems and organizations.
Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, CNE, Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship, Innovation, and Clinical Science at The George Washington University School of Nursing, serves as Dr. Darcy-Mahoney’s mentor.