- 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 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.
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 Aug 09; 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]
Frontline perspectives of C. difficile infection prevention practice implementation within veterans affairs health care facilities: A qualitative study.
Parmasad V, Keating J, McKinley L, Evans C, Rubin M, Voils C, Safdar N
Am J Infect Control 2023 Mar 26;
[PubMed ID: 36977453]
Development and Initial Validation of a Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-Specific Measure of the Extent of and Reasons for Medication Nonadherence.
Sun K, Coles TM, Voils CI, Anderson DR, Eudy AM, Sadun RE, Rogers JL, Criscione-Schreiber LG, Doss J, Maheswaranathan M, Clowse MEB
J Rheumatol 2023 Feb; 50(2): 296
[PubMed ID: 36724934]