Corrine Voils, PhD


  • Director, WiSOR
  • Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • ICTR KL2 Director
  • Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
(608) 262-9636

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

  • CD4/CD8 Ratio as a Novel Marker for Increased Risk of High-Grade Anal Dysplasia and Anal Cancer in HIV+ Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
    Geltzeiler CB, Xu Y, Carchman E, Ghouse Y, Beczkiewicz J, Son J, Voils CI, Striker R
    Dis Colon Rectum 2020 Dec; 63(12): 1585-1592
    [PubMed ID: 33149020]

  • Factors associated with non-adherence to insulin and non-insulin medications in patients with poorly controlled diabetes.
    Sagalla N, Yancy WS, Edelman D, Jeffreys AS, Coffman CJ, Voils CI, Alexopoulos AS, Maciejewski ML, Dar M, Crowley MJ
    Chronic Illn 2020 Oct 25; 1742395320968627
    [PubMed ID: 33100020]

  • Identifying End Users' Preferences about Structuring Pharmacogenetic Test Orders in an Electronic Health Record System.
    Hull LE, Vassy JL, Stone A, Chanfreau-Coffinier CC, Heise CW, Pratt VM, Przygodzki R, Voils CI, Voora D, Wang-Rodriguez J, Schichman SA, Scheuner MT
    J Mol Diagn 2020 Oct; 22(10): 1264-1271
    [PubMed ID: 32980074]

  • Protocol for Partner2Lose: A randomized controlled trial to evaluate partner involvement on long-term weight loss.
    Voils CI, Shaw R, Adler R, Jeanes E, Lewis MA, Sharp W, Cronin KA, Hetzel S, Mao L, Johnson HM, Elwert F, Pabich S, Gavin KL, Yancy WS, Porter LS
    Contemp Clin Trials 2020 Sep; 96: 106092
    [PubMed ID: 32750431]

  • A Qualitative Study of the System-level Barriers to Bariatric Surgery Within the Veterans Health Administration.
    Funk LM, Alagoz E, Jolles SA, Shea GE, Gunter RL, Raffa SD, Voils CI
    Ann Surg 2020 May 19;
    [PubMed ID: 32886462]

All Publications on PubMed