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Phone:
(859) 323–6615

Fax:
(859) 323–1057

E-mail:
riker@email.uky.edu

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555 COLLEGE OF NURSING BUILDING

EDUCATION

MSN, University of Kentucky, 1974
BS, University of Michigan, 1967

INTERESTS

Health promotion, especially for children and teens; tobacco policy to promote prevention and cessation

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Carol  Riker, MSN, RN

Associate Professor

Carol Riker is a faculty associate with the UK Tobacco Policy Research Program and the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy and co-investigator and community advisor for the NHLBI-funded study, An Intervention for Promoting Smoke-free Policy in Rural Kentucky. She also leads the biannual statewide Workplace and School Tobacco Policy studies and is the technical assistance coordinator for the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy. She developed a coalition guidebook, Growing People: Building and Maintaining Coalitions for Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation.

Riker received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan and her master's degree from the University of Kentucky. She has taught public health nursing for the college since 1974 and currently teaches Foundations in Professional Nursing for incoming sophomores. She has collaborated with schools and local health departments in youth health promotion initiatives for heart health, safety, and HIV prevention. She has been an active advocate for seat belt safety, tobacco use prevention, and smoke-free policy.

In 2001 Riker received the Louise J. Zegeer award for undergraduate teaching from UK College of Nursing. In 2005 she received a Person of Promise Award from the Family Care Center Volunteer Board in Lexington. In 2006 she received a Service Recognition Award from the Kentucky School Nurses Association and also a Community Empowerment Center Award for contributions to the Gainesway community in Lexington. She received the Wethington Award in 2006 and 2007 from the College of Nursing for her research productivity. In November 2007 she was among the first seven recipients of the University of Kentucky Provost's Distinguished Service Professors Award, which honors faculty for their consistently high level of achievement in their contributions to their disciplines and the University.

Publications


Cho, H. , Lee, K. , Hwang, Y. , Richardson, P. , Sidney, H. , Teeters, E. , Record, R. , Riker, C. A., Hahn, E. J.. Outdoor tobacco smoke exposure at the perimeter of a tobacco-free university. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association.

Riker, C. A., Hahn, E. J., Brown, H.  (2014). E-cigarettes: What nurses need to know. Kentucky Nurse, 62 (2), 6.

Butler, K. M., Begley, K. , Riker, C. A., Gokun, Y. , Anderson, D. G., Adkins, S. , Record, A. , Hahn, E. J. (2013). (in press) Smoke-free coalition cohesiveness in rural tobacco-growing communities. Journal of Community Health.

Fallin, A. , Johnson, A. O., Riker, C. A., Cohen, E. L., Rayens, M. K., Hahn, E. J. (2013). An intervention to increase compliance with a tobacco-free university policy. American Journal of Health Promotion, 27 (3), 162-169.

Fallin, A. , Murrey, M. , Johnson, A. O., Riker, C. A., Rayens, M. K., Hahn, E. J. (2012). Measuring compliance with tobacco-free campus policy. Journal of American College Health, 60 (7), 496-504.

Helme, D. W., Rayens, M. K., Kercsmar, S. E., Adkins, S. M., Amundsen, S. J., Lee, E. , Riker, C. A., Hahn, E. J. (2012). Rural print media portrayal of secondhand smoke and smoke-free policy . Health Promotion Practice, 13 (6), 848-856.

Riker, C. A., Lee, K. , Darville, A. K., Hahn, E. J. (2012). E-cigarettes: Promise or peril. Nursing Clinics of North America, 47 (1), 159-171.

Fallin, A. , Parker, L. , Lindgreen, J. , Riker, C. A., Kercsmar, S. E., Hahn, E. J. (2011). Secular trends and smoke-free policy development in rural Kentucky. Health Education Research, 26 (4), 711-721.

Noland, M. , Rayens, M. K., Riggs, R. , Staten, R. R., Hahn, E. J., Riker, C. A. (2011). Student and principal perceptions of school tobacco policy. American Journal of Health Education, 42 (1), 41-49.

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Presentations


Slone, M., Napier, L., Kronemeyer, D., Bowling, B., Riker, C.A., Akers, J., Watts, K. (2013, April).  BEPCP: Media Campaign to Promote Smoke-Free Facilities.. CCTS Conference, CCTS, Lexington, KY.

Riker, C.A., Hahn, E.J., Lee, K., Robertson, H.E., Sidney, H. (2013, January).  Breathe Easy Floyd County. Indoor Air Quality Press Conference, Prestonsburg, KY.

Riker, C.A., Ricks, J., Kostygina, A., Record, R., Begley, K., Hahn, E.J. (2012, August).  Effective Media Messages and Channels for Rural Smoke-free Policy Media Messaging. National Conference on Tobacco or Health, St. Louis, MO.

Kolpek, J., Lee, E., Record, R., Casanave, L., Riker, C.A., Hahn, E.J. (2012, February).  Favorability of rural print media and stage-based, tailored interventions for smoke-free policy. 2012 Annual Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans, LA.

Richardson, P., Lee, K., Cho, H., Sidney, H., Teeters, E., Records, R., Riker, C.A., Hahn, E.J. (2012, February).  Outdoor tobacco smoke exposure at the perimeter of a tobacco-free university. 2012 Annual Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans, LA.

Parker, L., Fallin, A., Lindgreen, J., Riker, C.A., Kercsmar, S.E., Hahn, E.J. (2011, February).  Establishment of secular trends surveillance protocol in Kentucky smoke-free policy interventions. Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society, Jacksonville, FL.

Fallin, A., Murrey, M., Johnson, A.O., Riker, C.A., Hahn, E.J. (2010, November).  Protocol for measuring adherence to a tobacco-free university policy. University of Kentucky Wyatt Symposium, Lexington, KY.

Murrey, M., Richardson, P., Fallin, A., Bossick, M., Riker, C.A. (2010, July).  Compliance with a tobacco-free academic medical center policy. 5th Annual Training Institute , Center for Tobacco Policy Research, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Murrey, M., Richardson, P., Fallin, A., Bossick, M., Riker, C.A. (2010, March).  Compliance with a tobacco-free academic medical center policy. College of Nursing Undergraduate Student Scholarship Showcase, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

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Research


Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention (KDPH)
Project Period: July/ 1/ 2014 - June/ 30/ 2015
Total Award: $114263.00
Sponsor: KY Department for Public Health

Promoting Responsive Health Policy Initiative - Smoke Free
Project Period: April/ 1/ 2014 - March/ 31/ 2015
Total Award: $50000.00
Sponsor: Foundation for a Healthy KY

Promoting Responsive Smoke-and Tobacco-free Policy Adoption and Implementation
Project Period: April/ 1/ 2013 - September/ 30/ 2014
Total Award: $50000.00
Sponsor: Foundation for a Healthy KY