Jamile (Jay) Ashmore, Ph. D. ABPP is board certified in clinical health psychology. He has two decades of experience developing, implementing, and directing evidence-based behavioral health programs in large and small medical settings. Dr. Ashmore seeks to help people improve health behaviors and reduce the psychological and social impact of acute and chronic diseases such as obesity, cancer, and COPD. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University where he teaches advanced clinical skills to Ph.D. students. His funded and published research has focused on the biopsychosocial aspects of physical disease.
Dr. Ashmore has and continues to serve leadership roles at the local and national level. He was Co-chair of the North Texas Behavioral Health Council for the Baylor Scott & White Healthcare System where he led behavioral health initiatives. He also currently serves on the American Psychological Association’s Advisory Steering Committee for Clinical Practice Guideline Development and Healthcare Finance Advisory Group.
Dr. Ashmore earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, completed his pre-doctoral clinical training at the Duke University Medical Center, and completed his post-doctoral training at the Cooper Institute. He is the former Regional Director of Behavioral Health at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano and Vice President of Weight Management at the Cooper Aerobics Center. Dr. Ashmore lives in McKinney, TX but closely follows The Ohio State wrestling team where he was a varsity athlete. He enjoys being outdoors, biking, and running.