- 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.
- From Overdiagnosis to Overtreatment of Low-risk Thyroid Cancer: A Thematic Analysis of Attitudes and Beliefs of Endocrinologists, Surgeons, and Patients.
- Jensen CB, Saucke MC, Francis DO, Voils CI, Pitt SC
- Thyroid 2020 Jan 07;
- [PubMed ID: 31910092]
- Comparison of Group Medical Visits Combined With Intensive Weight Management vs Group Medical Visits Alone for Glycemia in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Noninferiority Randomized Clinical Trial.
- Yancy WS, Crowley MJ, Dar MS, Coffman CJ, Jeffreys AS, Maciejewski ML, Voils CI, Bradley AB, Edelman D
- JAMA Intern Med 2019 Nov 04;
- [PubMed ID: 31682682]
- Clinical associations of an updated medication effect score for measuring diabetes treatment intensity.
- Alexopoulos AS, Yancy WS, Edelman D, Coffman CJ, Jeffreys AS, Maciejewski ML, Voils CI, Sagalla N, Barton Bradley A, Dar M, Mayer SB, Crowley MJ
- Chronic Illn 2019 Oct 25; 1742395319884096
- [PubMed ID: 31653175]
- 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]