- 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
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.
- An electronic family health history tool to identify and manage patients at increased risk for colorectal cancer: protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
- Goldstein KM, Fisher DA, Wu RR, Orlando LA, Coffman CJ, Grubber JM, Rakhra-Burris T, Wang V, Scheuner MT, Sperber N, Datta SK, Nelson RE, Strawbridge E, Provenzale D, Hauser ER, Voils CI
- Trials 2019 Oct 07; 20(1): 576
- [PubMed ID: 31590688]
- A web-based intervention to increase weight loss treatment initiation: results of a cluster randomized feasibility and acceptability trial.
- McVay MA, Yancy WS, Bennett GG, Levine E, Jung SH, Jung S, Anton S, Voils CI
- Transl Behav Med 2019 Oct 05;
- [PubMed ID: 31586443]
- Dose-response research in digital health interventions: Concepts, considerations, and challenges.
- McVay MA, Bennett GG, Steinberg D, Voils CI
- Health Psychol 2019 Oct 03;
- [PubMed ID: 31580127]
- Measuring the multiple domains of medication nonadherence: findings from a Delphi survey of adherence experts.
- Kronish IM, Thorpe CT, Voils CI
- Transl Behav Med 2019 Oct 03;
- [PubMed ID: 31580451]
- A cultural adaptation and validation study of a self-report measure of the extent of and reasons for medication nonadherence among patients with diabetes in Singapore.
- Liau YW, Cheow C, Leung KTY, Tan H, Low SF, Cheen HHM, Lim WC, Tan LL, Tan JZY, Lee ES, Xu SJ, Tan CYK, Phang JW, Phang JK, Lam MH, Blalock DV, Voils CI, Yap KZ, Kwan YH
- Patient Prefer Adherence 2019; 13: 1241-1252
- [PubMed ID: 31551654]