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PhD, University of Kentucky, 2012
MSN, University of Kentucky, 1998
BSN, Valparaiso University, 1978


Tobacco use in persons with medical illness, tobacco use and health literacy in rural populations, tobacco cessation in hardened or hard core smokers.


Audrey  Darville, PhD, APRN, CTTS

Assistant Professor, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Audrey Darville has been a family nurse practitioner since 1998. She has been a clinic provider at the Hope Clinic and Pharmacy, a free clinic in Danville, since its inception in 2006. As a certified tobacco treatment specialist with the University of Kentucky health care system, she works with inpatients, outpatients, and employees to provide group and intensive individual tobacco dependence treatment. She also works closely with the Tobacco Policy Research Program at the College of Nursing.

Darville is a member of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives (KCNPNM); a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT); and chair of the communications committee and a member of the policy committee of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD). Her research interest is in developing behavioral strategies to reach and treat tobacco users with medical illness.


Braillon, A. , Darville, A. K. (2015). Brief counseling for tobacco cessation in dental clinics: A toothless intervention?. Prevention Medicine, 76, 123.

Darville, A. K., Hahn, E. J. (2014). Hardcore smokers: What do we know?. Addictive Behaviors, 39 (12), 1706-1712.

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.

Hahn, E. J., Fallin, A. , Darville, A. K., Kercsmar, S. E., McCann, M. , Record, R. A. (2012). The three ‘Ts’ of adopting tobacco-free policies on college campuses. The Nursing Clinics of North America, 47 (1), l09-117.

Segerstrom, S. , Roach, A. R., Evans, D. R., Schipper, L. J., Darville, A. K. (2010). The structure, validity, and correlates of trait repetitive thought in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 25 (3), 505-515.

Hahn, E. J., Rayens, M. K., Langley, R. E., Darville, A. K., Dignan, M. B. (2009). Time since smoke-free law and smoking cessation behaviors. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11 (8), 1011-1015.


Darville, A.K. (2014, April).  Integrating Wellness Programming in The Salvation Army’s Student-Run Free Clinic. Breakfree Alliance: Promising Practices to Promote Tobacco-Free Active Living and Healthy Eating in Low Socioeconomic Status Communities, Washington, DC.

Darville, A.K. (2013, November).  Managing Nicotine Withdrawal for Comfort and Cessation in Medically Ill Smokers. Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions Through Strengthened Training, Phoenix, AZ.

Darville, A.K., Okoli, C.T. (2012, November).  Tobacco use dependence and approaches to treatment. Leadership Exchange Conference, Kentucky Centre for Smoke-Free Policy, Lexington, KY.

Darville, A.K. (2012, May).  Practical Applications of the New Joint Commission Tobacco Standards: Revenue and Clinical Opportunities for Tobacco Specialists and Hospital Administrators. Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center , San Francisco, CA.

Darville, A.K. (2012, May).  Harm Reduction: “Science” or Something Else. Webinar. KY State Tobacco Coordinators, , .

Darville, A.K., Okoli, C.T. (2012, April).  Special Ops: Vulnerable Populations and Tobacco Treatment. Kentucky Clean Indoor Air Spring Conference, Kentucky Clean Indoor Air, Lexington, KY.

Darville, A.K. (2012, March).  What’s New in Tobacco Use Cessation. 2012 Kentucky Cardiac Rehabilitation Association Conference, Kentucky Cardiac Rehabilitation Association, Louisville, KY.

Darville, A.K. (2012, March).  Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. Coventry Cares Managed Care Organization (MCO) Clinicians, Coventry Cares MCO, Louisville, KY.

Hahn, E.J., Fallin, A., Darville, A.K. (2011, November).  Public health nursing taking the lead to promote tobacco-free campuses. American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.



Self-Regulation, Immunological Aging, and Health in Older Adults
Project Period: July/ 15/ 2006 - April/ 30/ 2017
Total Award: $1957203.00
Sponsor: National Institute on Aging