Corrine Voils, PhD


Dr. Voils is not accepting graduate students at this time.

  • Morgridge Distinguished Chair in Health Services Research
  • Director, WiSOR
  • 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
  • MS, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • BA, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

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 has led multiple randomized trials of weight management interventions, with a particular focus on weight maintenance. She has been focusing on improving social support and providing financial incentives as behavioral strategies to promote long-term 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 also led 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. She is currently PI of an evaluation of the VA’s PHASER pharmacogenomics program.

Dr. Voils 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

Dr. Voils was recently awarded a one-year, $92,000 diversity supplement from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Read more here.

Dr. Voils also received a four-year, $840,000 Research Education Program (R25) grant from the National Cancer Institute. Read more here.

Recent Publications

  • Small Monetary Incentives Lead to Greater Adherence in a Weight Loss Program.
    Shetty A, Yang Q, Pendergast J, Leverson G, Shaw R, Voils CI, Gavin KL
    Am J Health Promot 2024 Feb; 38(2): 177-185
    [PubMed ID: 37943986]

  • Patient Perspectives of Barriers and Facilitators for the Uptake of Pharmacogenomic Testing in Veterans Affairs' Pharmacogenomic Testing for the Veterans (PHASER) Program.
    Melendez K, Gutierrez-Meza D, Gavin KL, Alagoz E, Sperber N, Wu RR, Silva A, Pati B, Voora D, Hung A, Roberts MC, Voils CI
    J Pers Med 2023 Sep 09; 13(9)
    [PubMed ID: 37763135]

  • A review of implementation intentions as a tool to benefit high-need patients and healthcare systems: U.S. veterans affairs as an exemplar.
    Wright CE, Sheeran P, Voils CI, Blalock DV
    Patient Educ Couns 2023 Nov; 116: 107937
    [PubMed ID: 37595504]

  • Patient and Provider Perceptions About Communication After Bariatric Surgery: A Qualitative Analysis.
    Lam CS, Alagoz E, Jawara D, Murtha JA, Breuer CR, Pati B, Eierman L, Farrar-Edwards D, Voils CI, Funk LM
    J Surg Res 2023 Nov; 291: 58-66
    [PubMed ID: 37348437]

  • Self-reported adherence and reasons for nonadherence among patients with low proportion of days covered for antihypertension medications.
    Kharmats AY, Martinez TR, Belli H, Zhao Y, Mann DM, Schoenthaler AM, Voils CI, Blecker S
    J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2023 May; 29(5): 557-563
    [PubMed ID: 37121253]

All Publications on PubMed