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Corrine Voils, PhD

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K6/100 Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792

Corrine Voils, PhD

Scientific Director, WiSOR
Divisions of General Surgery


  • PhD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2001
  • MS, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1998
  • BA, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, 1995

Dr. Voils is scientific director of the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR) and holds a dual appointment as a research career scientist at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. Dr. Voils is a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Research Interests

Dr. Voils, social psychologist, uses qualitative and quantitative methodologies to study and improve treatment adherence. One area of Dr. Voils’ research interest is in developing and evaluating behavioral interventions for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. She led a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate a telephone-delivered, spouse-assisted intervention to improve patient cholesterol levels (CouPLES). She recently completed an RCT to evaluate a weight loss maintenance intervention following behavioral weight loss (MAINTAIN). She has a new pilot from the VA to evaluate the feasibility of adapting the intervention to promote weight loss maintenance among patients following bariatric surgery. With R34 funding from the NHLBI, she is evaluating the feasibility of providing financial incentives for dietary self-monitoring and weight loss.

A second area of interest is genomics health services research. Dr. Voils led an RCT to evaluate the clinical utility of genetic testing for type 2 diabetes. She is currently PI of an RCT to evaluate effectiveness and implementation of an information technology innovation that collects patient-entered family history and provides decision support to patients and providers.

Dr. Voils also has a strong interest in research methodology. She has developed and validated a self-report measure of medication nonadherence and developed methods for synthesizing qualitative and quantitative research findings.

Dr. Voils' Lab

  • Development of a Weight Maintenance Intervention for Bariatric Surgery Patients
    Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development
    Principal Investigator(s): Corrine Voils, PhD
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  • Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Bariatric Surgery within VA
    Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development
    Principal Investigator(s): Luke Funk, MD, MPH, Corrine Voils, PhD
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  • Impact of Family History and Decision Support on High-risk Cancer Screening
    Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development
    Principal Investigator(s): Corrine Voils, PhD
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  • Incentivizing Behavior Change Skills to Promote Weight Loss
    Funding Agency: NIH - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    Principal Investigator(s): Corrine Voils, PhD
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  • Increasing Uptake of Behavioral Weight Loss Programs Among Primary Care Patients
    Funding Agency: NIH - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    Principal Investigator(s): Corrine Voils, PhD
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Recent Publications
  • The myths of medication adherence.
    Gellad WF, Thorpe CT, Steiner JF, Voils CI
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2017 Oct 10.
    [PubMed ID: 28994158]
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  • Patient predictors of weight loss following a behavioral weight management intervention among US Veterans with severe obesity.
    Funk LM, Grubber JM, McVay MA, Olsen MK, Yancy WS, Voils CI
    Eat Weight Disord 2017 Aug 29.
    [PubMed ID: 28853051]
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  • Veterans Affairs Primary Care Provider Perceptions of Insomnia Treatment.
    Ulmer CS, Bosworth HB, Beckham JC, Germain A, Jeffreys AS, Edelman D, Macy S, Kirby A, Voils CI
    J Clin Sleep Med 2017 Aug 15; 13(8):991-999.
    [PubMed ID: 28728623, PMC ID: 5529136]
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  • A problem-solving intervention for cardiovascular disease risk reduction in veterans: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
    Nieuwsma JA, Wray LO, Voils CI, Gierisch JM, Dundon M, Coffman CJ, Jackson GL, Merwin R, Vair C, Juntilla K, White-Clark C, Jeffreys AS, Harris A, Owings M, Marr J, Edelman D
    Contemp Clin Trials 2017 Sep; 60():42-50.
    [PubMed ID: 28600161, PMC ID: 5579718]
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  • Electronic Health Record Data Versus the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES): A Comparison of Overweight and Obesity Rates.
    Funk LM, Shan Y, Voils CI, Kloke J, Hanrahan LP
    Med Care 2017 Jun; 55(6):598-605.
    [PubMed ID: 28079710]
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  • Trends in the Prevalence of Severe Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Access: A State-Level Analysis from 2011 to 2014.
    Henkel DS, Mora-Pinzon M, Remington PL, Jolles SA, Voils CI, Gould JC, Kothari SN, Funk LM
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2017 Jul; 27(7):669-675.
    [PubMed ID: 28557643]
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  • Challenges and strategies for implementing genomic services in diverse settings: experiences from the Implementing GeNomics In pracTicE (IGNITE) network.
    Sperber NR, Carpenter JS, Cavallari LH, J Damschroder L, Cooper-DeHoff RM, Denny JC, Ginsburg GS, Guan Y, Horowitz CR, Levy KD, Levy MA, Madden EB, Matheny ME, Pollin TI, Pratt VM, Rosenman M, Voils CI, W Weitzel K, Wilke RA, Ryanne Wu R, Orlando LA
    BMC Med Genomics 2017 May 22; 10(1):35.
    [PubMed ID: 28532511, PMC ID: 5441047]
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  • Jump starting shared medical appointments for diabetes with weight management: Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial.
    Crowley MJ, Edelman D, Voils CI, Maciejewski ML, Coffman CJ, Jeffreys AS, Turner MJ, Gaillard LA, Hinton TA, Strawbridge E, Zervakis J, Barton AB, Yancy WS
    Contemp Clin Trials 2017 Jul; 58():1-12.
    [PubMed ID: 28445783, PMC ID: 5505724]
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  • Prescriber Continuity and Disease Control of Older Adults.
    Maciejewski ML, Hammill BG, Bayliss EA, Ding L, Voils CI, Curtis LH, Wang V
    Med Care 2017 Apr; 55(4):405-410.
    [PubMed ID: 27755393, PMC ID: 5352484]
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  • How Can Adult Children Influence Parents' Long-Term Care Insurance Purchase Decisions?
    Sperber NR, Voils CI, Coe NB, Konetzka RT, Boles J, Van Houtven CH
    Gerontologist 2017 Apr 01; 57(2):292-299.
    [PubMed ID: 25209446]
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