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Phone:
(859) 323–6172

Fax:
(859) 323–1057

E-mail:
mkrayens@uky.edu

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543 COLLEGE OF NURSING BUILDING

EDUCATION

PhD, University of Kentucky, 1993
MS, University of Kentucky, 1989
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986

INTERESTS

Tobacco policy; women's mental health; biostatistics

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Mary Kay  Rayens, PhD

Professor

Mary Kay Rayens received her undergraduate degree in biology in 1986 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her master's degree in statistics in 1989 from UK. She completed her doctorate in statistics, also at UK, in 1993. The focus of her dissertation research was the detection of clusters of disease over time.

Dr. Rayens is a biostatistician with more than a decade of experience in designing and planning complex longitudinal intervention studies. She has served as a co-investigator on university and extramurally funded projects involving issues such as tobacco control, drug prevention, depression in college women and single mothers, satisfaction with mental health services, farm safety, and asthma management in children. In addition to the data management and analysis aspects of collaborations, her interests include tobacco policy development, tobacco use and cessation, secondhand smoke exposure, asthma interventions for children and adolescents, women's mental health, farm safety, and the work and health of older farmers. She teaches biostatistics in the graduate program.

Publications


Rayens, M. K., Reed, D. B. (2014). Predictors of depressive symptoms in older rural couples: The impact of work, stress and health. Journal of Rural Health, 30 (1), 59-68.

Hahn, E. J., Rayens, M. K., Kercsmar, S. E., Robertson, H. , Adkins, S. M. (2014). Results of a Test and Win Contest to raise radon awareness in urban and rural settings. American Journal of Health Education, 45 (2), 112-118.

Butler, K. M., Rayens, M. K., Ashford, K. B., Adkins, S. , Gombeski, B. , Hahn, E. J. (2014). Smoke-free homes, strength of smoke-free law, and children in the home. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16 (4), 485-490.

Butler, K. M., Butler, K. M., Rayens, M. K., Adkins, S. , Record, R. , Langley, R. , Derifield, S. , McGinn, C. , Murray, D. A., Hahn, E. J. (2014). Culturally-specific smoking cessation outreach in a rural community. Public Healthing Nursing, 31 (1), 44-54.

El-Mallakh, P. , Howard, P. B., Rayens, M. K., Roque, A. P., Adkins, S.  (2013). Organizational fidelity to a medication management evidence-based practice in the treatment of schizophrenia. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 51 (11), 35-44.

Ashford, K. B., Rayens, M. K.. Ethnicity, smoking status, and preterm birth as predictors of maternal locus of control. Clinical Nursing Research.

Warshawsky, N. E., Rayens, M. K., Rahman, R. , Stefaniak, K. A. (2013). The effect of nurse manager turnover on patient fall and pressure ulcer rates. Journal of Nursing Management, 21 (6), 725-732.

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Presentations


Butler, K.M., Rayens, M.K., Begley, K., Hahn, E.J. (2014, ).  Tobacco exposure, perceived risk, and lung cancer worry . 9th Annual Clinical and Translational Science Spring Conference, Lexington, KY.

Sturgeon, L., Frazier, S.K., Lennie, T.A., Rayens, M.K., Callahan, L., Speck, D.F. (2014, February).  Glycemic variability and respiratory and peripheral muscle function in critically ill ventilator-dependent adults. 2014 Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS), San Antonio, TX.

Moser, D.K., Dekker, R.L., Mudd-Martin, G.T., Chung, M.L., Biddle, M.J., Bailey, A.L., Casey, B.R., Westneat, S., Rayens, M.K., Novak, M.J., Lennie, T.A. (2013, November).  Improving depressive symptoms among rural patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease in the most mentally distressed area in the country. 2013 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, Dallas, TX.

El-Mallakh, P., Howard, P.B., Rayens, M.K., Roque, A.P., Adkins, S. (2013, July).  Organizational Fidelity to a Medication Management Evidence-Based Practice in a Public Sector Treatment Setting. Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Conference, Sigma Theta Tau, Prague, Czech Republic.

Warshawsky, N.E., Lake, S., Rayens, M.K., Havens, D. (2013, April).  Describing the practice environment of nurse managers. STTI Creating Healthy Work Environments, Indianapolis, IN.

Warshawsky, N.E., Lake, S., Rayens, M.K., Havens, D. (2013, March).  Describing the practice environment of nurse managers. American Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Rahman, R., Warshawsky, N.E., Rayens, M.K. (2013, March).  The effect of nurse manager turnover on patient fall and pressure ulcer rates. Scholarship Showcase, College of Nursing, Lexington, KY.

Salt, E.G., Rayens, M.K., Frazier, S.K. (2013, February).  Predictors of perceived quality of patient-provider communication in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. 2013 Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Meeting, Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS), Little Rock, AR.

Hahn, E.J., Rayens, M.K., Butler, K.M., Ashford, K.B., Adkins, S. (2013, February).  Home smoking policies, strength of smoke-free law, and children in the home . Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society, Little Rock, AR.

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Research


FRESH: Dual Home Screening for Lung Cancer Prevention
Project Period: September/ 1/ 2012 - May/ 31/ 2017
Total Award: $2091760.00
Sponsor: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Reducing Health Disparities in Appalachians with Multiple Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
Project Period: May/ 1/ 2013 - April/ 30/ 2016
Total Award: $2092473.00
Sponsor: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Nutrition Intervention to Reduce Symptoms in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure
Project Period: September/ 27/ 2011 - July/ 31/ 2015
Total Award: $1527459.00
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research

Prescription for Radon
Project Period: February/ 1/ 2014 - June/ 30/ 2014
Total Award: $25000.00
Sponsor: KY Department for Public Health

A Model of Decision-Making in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Project Period: July/ 1/ 2010 - June/ 30/ 2014
Total Award: $225000.00
Sponsor: American College of Rheumatology