Ansley Grimes Stanfill is the Associate Dean of Research and Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing
Dr. Stanfill has quickly risen to become one of the leading international researchers exploring how social, clinical, and biologic factors influence patient outcomes after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This devastating form of stroke carries mortality rates of >40% and leaves ~30% of survivors severely disabled, resulting in a loss of many productive years for these relatively young individuals (~50-55 years). Her NIH R01 funded work not only directly suggests areas for effective clinical intervention, but also has implications for public health policy in relationship to access to care and other social determinants of health. The sum of this work has had a clear impact in the scientific community, as to date her publications in the areas of nursing, neuroscience, and genomics have been cited more than 1,900 times. She is a regularly invited speaker for engagements at the NIH, has been a keynote speaker for several professional scientific organizations, and was elected by her peers to the Board of Directors of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics.
Dr. Stanfill received a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University, her BSN from Saint Louis University, her PhD from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and her postdoctoral training in genomics from the University of Pittsburgh.