Denise Tanata Ashby

Denise Tanata Ashby is currently a Senior Scholar in Health at the Lincy Institute at UNLV and previously served as the Executive Director of the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy (NICRP) in the School of Community Health Sciences at UNLV. Ms. Tanata Ashby received her Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies from UNLV, with a minor in Sociology and received her Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. Her primary areas of research are child welfare, children’s health, juvenile justice and early childhood education. Ms. Tanata Ashby has over twelve years experience conducting applied research and policy analysis on children’s issues in Nevada, with an emphasis on evaluation research and data collection intended to improve policy and practice.