Ashley Horodyski, M.A.

Ashley Horodyski, M.A.
Ashley Horodyski, M.A.
Research Assistant

B.S., Psychology, Towson University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Towson University
ahorodyski@friendsresearch.org
Office: 410.837.3977 ext. 288
Fax: 410.752.4218
Research Interests

Ms. Horodyski attended Towson University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. During her time at Towson, Ms. Horodyski was a research assistant for both the Psychology and Law at Towson (PLaTo) Laboratory and Laboratory for Interpersonal Violence and Traumatic Studies. While receiving her master’s degree, she conducted a study entitled “Exoneree Health and Life Experiences,” in which she examined posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms among exonerees as they adjusted to life after prison. This study is currently the largest existing study of exonerees worldwide and was used to assist in passing Maryland House Bill 742 (2021), which provides exonerees access to necessary resources and compensation upon release. Ms. Horodyski’s research interests include examining trauma, interpersonal violence, and exonerees. She is passionate about conducting research that will impact the well-being of vulnerable populations.

At FRI, Ms. Horodyski is currently working with Drs. Carswell and Gordon on a study entitled “Continuing Care App for Probationers and Parolees with Substance Use Disorders.” This study seeks to complete the development of a continuing care mobile app designed to meet the recovery and personal support needs of justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders, and conduct a randomized controlled trial to assess its efficacy. She will also be working on a study entitled “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for African American Caregivers,” led by Drs. Mitchell and Carswell, that seeks to develop an app for African American informal caregivers of people with chronic conditions to reduce caregiver stress, depression, and anxiety. In addition, she will be working on a NIDA-funded clinical trial led by Dr. Gryczynski, which examines opioid use disorder treatment linkage strategies for people receiving services at sexual health clinics in Baltimore City.

Selected Publications

Kukucka, J., Clow, K.A., Horodyski, A.M., Deegan, K., & Gayleard, N.M. (in press). Do exonerees face housing discrimination? An email-based field experiment and content analysis. Psychology, Public Policy, & Law.