Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, PhD, NNP, FAAN
Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute
George Washington University School of Nursing
Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, PhD, NNP, FAAN, is a neonatal nurse practitioner and researcher, and has worked throughout her career to advance nursing research, education and practice, with a focus on neonatology, infant health and developmental pediatrics. Her research has led to the creation of programs that improve health and developmental outcomes for at-risk and preterm infants.
As an associate professor of nursing and the director of infant research at George Washington University’s Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, Dr. Darcy-Mahoney advances the body of research in infant health and developmental outcomes in high-risk infants with a focus on understanding the early brain and development trajectories in this population. She has been funded by the NIH, HRSA, and multiple foundations. Dr. Darcy-Mahoney is a Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Nurse Faculty Scholar and most recently spend a year in residence at the National Academy of Medicine.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nurses, a 2017 Josiah Macy Scholar, and has earned numerous awards, including the 2014 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year, and the Lillian Sholtis Brunner Award for Innovation from her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania.