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Ashlee Cordell

Ashlee Cordell

Research Public Health Analyst


MGS, Gerontology, Miami University
BS, Biology, Miami University
BA, Gerontology, Miami University


Ashlee Cordell is a gerontologist with expertise in applied aging and dementia research. She has nearly 10 years of specialized experience in the field of dementia, providing creative arts programming, and developing non-pharmacological interventions for older adults and their care partners. As a researcher within the Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care Program at RTI, Ashlee provides aging and dementia-focused technical assistance to federally funded grantees and performs various data collection and analysis related to aging and disability government health policies and programs.

Her work through the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) focuses on providing individualized technical assistance to state governments and community organizations establishing dementia-capable communities and developing core project deliverables and reports for the Administration on Aging/ Administration for Community Living. 

In 2020, Ashlee co-founded a non-profit called Promoting Art and Intergenerational Relationships (PAIR) which focus on building genuine and mutually beneficial relationships between individuals living with dementia and the greater community. Ashlee is an Opening Minds through Art (OMA) Facilitator and Trainer and a Dementia Friends Champion. Prior to joining RTI, Ashlee worked with Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging as a Research Analyst and Project Coordinator. She also held various roles within long-term care as an activities and memory care professional. 

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