Heather Ashby is the associate director for USIP’s program on disinformation, propaganda and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Ashby joined USIP after seven years with the Department of Homeland Security, where she worked at the intersection of homeland security and international affairs. She also focused on U.S.-Russia relations.
Her research interests include misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation, as well as hate speech, propaganda, artificial intelligence, and digital security and safety. Dr. Ashby also researches and publishes on Russian activities in the Global South.
Dr. Ashby received her doctorate from the University of Southern California in 2014.