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

  • Making Choices: A Multi-institutional, Longitudinal Cohort Study Assessing Changes in Treatment Outcome Valuation for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer.
    Antunez AG, Sinco BR, Saucke MC, Bushaw KJ, Jensen CB, Dream S, Fingeret AL, Livhits MJ, Mathur A, McDow A, Roman SA, Voils CI, Sydnor J, Pitt SC, CHOiCE Collaborative (Comparing Health Outcomes in Cancer Experience)
    Ann Surg 2024 May 20;
    [PubMed ID: 38766877]

  • Exploring Social Support Dynamics After Bariatric Surgery: Insights From Patients and Providers.
    Jawara D, Alagoz E, Lauer KV, Voils CI, Funk LM
    J Surg Res 2024 Apr 26; 299: 1-8
    [PubMed ID: 38677002]

  • Healthy Outcomes through Peer Educators: Feasibility of a peer support diabetes prevention programme for African-American grandmother caregivers.
    Vivian EM, Chewning BA, Voils CI, Brown RL
    Diabetes Obes Metab 2024 Jul; 26(7): 2598-2605
    [PubMed ID: 38567410]

  • A low-burden, self-weighing intervention to prevent weight gain in adults with obesity who do not enroll in comprehensive treatment.
    McVay MA, Carrera Seoane M, Rajoria M, Dye M, Marshall N, Muenyi S, Alkanderi A, Scotti KB, Ruiz J, Voils CI, Ross KM
    Obes Sci Pract 2024 Apr; 10(2): e745
    [PubMed ID: 38510333]

  • Primary outcomes from Partner2Lose: A randomized controlled trial to evaluate partner involvement on long-term weight loss.
    Voils C, Shaw R, Gavin K, Hetzel S, Lewis M, Pabich S, Johnson H, Elwert F, Mao L, Gray K, Yuroff A, Garza K, Yancy W, Porter L
    Res Sq 2024 Mar 11;
    [PubMed ID: 38559225]

All Publications on PubMed