Corrine Voils, PhD


  • Morgridge Distinguished Chair in Health Services Research
  • Director, WiSOR
  • Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
(608) 263-1036

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


  • 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

Research Interests

Dr. Voils, a social psychologist, uses qualitative and quantitative methodologies to study and improve treatment adherence. One area of interest is in developing and evaluating behavioral interventions to improve long-term weight loss. She led randomized controlled trials (RCT) to evaluate a telephone-delivered, spouse-assisted intervention to improve patient cholesterol levels (CouPLES) and to evaluate a weight loss maintenance intervention following behavioral weight loss (MAINTAIN). More recently she has been adapting this work to promote weight loss maintenance following weight loss surgery and to evaluate the impact of 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 developing novel research methodologies. She developed methods for synthesizing qualitative and quantitative research findings. She also developed a self-report measure of medication nonadherence that is currently being translated to other languages and disseminated in research and clinical settings in the United States and abroad. For more information about this measure, click here.

Dr. Voils’ Lab

Recent Publications

  • Provider-supported self-management cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (Tele-Self CBTi): Protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
    Ulmer CS, Bosworth HB, Zervakis J, Goodwin K, Gentry P, Rose C, Jeffreys AS, Olsen MK, Weidenbacher HJ, Beckham JC, Voils CI
    Contemp Clin Trials 2022 Dec 22; 125: 107060
    [PubMed ID: 36567058]

  • Gender differences in social support for diabetes self-management: A qualitative study among veterans.
    Gray KE, Silvestrini M, Ma EW, Nelson KM, Bastian LA, Voils CI
    Patient Educ Couns 2023 Feb; 107: 107578
    [PubMed ID: 36463824]

  • Validating a Self-Reported Medication Nonadherence Measure in the Context of Multiple Chronic Diseases and Routes of Medication Administration Among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.
    Voils CI, Gavin KL, Thorpe CT, Pabich SK, Reeve BB, Mian GJ, Faacks A, Kronish IM
    Patient Prefer Adherence 2022; 16: 3119-3130
    [PubMed ID: 36419584]

  • What do patients want to know about surgery for low-risk thyroid cancer? A qualitative study.
    Underwood HJ, Mott NM, Saucke MC, Roman BR, Voils CI, Pitt SC
    Surgery 2023 Jan; 173(1): 226-231
    [PubMed ID: 36336505]

  • A Cluster Randomized Trial of a Family Health History Platform to Identify and Manage Patients at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer.
    Voils CI, Coffman CJ, Wu RR, Grubber JM, Fisher DA, Strawbridge EM, Sperber N, Wang V, Scheuner MT, Provenzale D, Nelson RE, Hauser E, Orlando LA, Goldstein KM
    J Gen Intern Med 2022 Oct 28;
    [PubMed ID: 36307642]

All Publications on PubMed