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

  • The relative importance of treatment outcomes to surgeons' recommendations for low-risk thyroid cancer.
    Chiu AS, Saucke MC, Bushaw K, Voils CI, Sydnor J, Haymart M, Pitt SC
    Surgery 2022 Sep 28;
    [PubMed ID: 36182602]

  • Socioeconomic disparities and bariatric surgery outcomes: A qualitative analysis.
    Funk LM, Alagoz E, Murtha JA, Breuer CR, Pati B, Eierman L, Jawara D, Farrar-Edwards D, Voils CI
    Am J Surg 2022 Sep 27;
    [PubMed ID: 36180301]

  • A Method to Deliver Automated and Tailored Intervention Content: 24-month Clinical Trial.
    Miller HN, Voils CI, Cronin KA, Jeanes E, Hawley J, Porter LS, Adler RR, Sharp W, Pabich S, Gavin KL, Lewis MA, Johnson HM, Yancy WS, Gray KE, Shaw RJ
    JMIR Form Res 2022 Sep 06; 6(9): e38262
    [PubMed ID: 36066936]

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Post-operative Bariatric Surgery Patient Experience.
    Murtha JA, Alagoz E, Breuer CR, Eierman L, Jawara D, Farrar-Edwards D, Voils CI, Funk LM
    Ann Surg 2022 Jul 06;
    [PubMed ID: 35794783]

  • Validation of the Turkish version of the DOSE-Nonadherence measure among patients with cardiometabolic conditions.
    Yagmur M, Ay P, Sancar M, Voils CI, Okuyan B
    J Clin Pharm Ther 2022 Jun 23;
    [PubMed ID: 35735120]

All Publications on PubMed