Corrine Voils, PhD


  • Morgridge Distinguished Chair in Health Services Research
  • Director, WiSOR
  • Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • ICTR KL2 Director
  • 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

  • Promoting patient engagement during care transitions after surgery using mobile technology: Lessons learned from the MobiMD pilot study.
    Diehl TM, Barrett JR, Van Doorn R, Cherney Stafford LM, Hanlon BM, Weber SM, Voils CI, Abbott DE
    Surgery 2022 Jan 24;
    [PubMed ID: 35086727]

  • Individual-level barriers to bariatric surgery from patient and provider perspectives: A qualitative study.
    Murtha JA, Alagoz E, Breuer CR, Finn A, Raffa SD, Voils CI, Funk LM
    Am J Surg 2021 Dec 23;
    [PubMed ID: 34963509]

  • Protocol for the MobiMD trial: A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of a self-monitoring mobile app on hospital readmissions for complex surgical patients.
    Diehl TM, Barrett JR, Abbott DE, Cherney Stafford LM, Hanlon BM, Yang Q, Van Doorn R, Weber SM, Voils CI
    Contemp Clin Trials 2022 02; 113: 106658
    [PubMed ID: 34954099]

  • Gulf War Era Veterans' perspectives on research: a qualitative study.
    Grewe ME, Khalil L, Felder K, Goldstein KM, McNeil RB, Sims KJ, Provenzale D, Voils CI
    Life Sci 2021 Dec 15; 287: 120113
    [PubMed ID: 34728229]

  • Evaluation of the Veterans Affairs Pharmacogenomic Testing for Veterans (PHASER) clinical program at initial test sites.
    Dong OM, Roberts MC, Wu RR, Voils CI, Sperber N, Gavin KL, Bates J, Chanfreau-Coffinier C, Naglich M, Kelley MJ, Vassy JL, Sriram P, Heise CW, Rivas S, Ribeiro M, Chapman JG, Voora D
    Pharmacogenomics 2021 11; 22(17): 1121-1133
    [PubMed ID: 34704830]

All Publications on PubMed