Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Behavioral Science & Social MedicineCollege of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Science & Social Medicine
Implementing evidence based behavioral interventions to improve the lives of people living with HIV
Dissemination and Implementation Science
Disseminating and evaluating evidence based behavioral interventions that bridge the gaps in health and health care for people living with chronic/life-limiting illness
Examining patient-reported outcomes (PRO) for patients living with chronic/life-limiting illnesses
Nicky Ennis, PhD
"Working to create a responsive and learning healthcare system to address America's health disparities"
Dr. Nicole Ennis is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine in the College of Medicine at Florida State University. She is the Director of the iRACE (Intervention Research Advancing Care Equity) Lab, Faculty at the Center for Translational Behavioral Sciences, and an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Institute for Successful Longevity. Dr. Ennis is also an Affiliate Faculty member in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida (UF) and is a member of the Advisory Board for the UF Southern HIV Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC). Additionally, she co-founded the Complementary Care Practice-Based Research Network (CC-PBRN), an academic-industry partnership uniting researchers, physicians, patients, and stakeholders to address critical gaps in cannabis science. Guided by a dissemination and implementation science framework, the goal of Dr. Ennis’ program of research is to improve patient care among medically underserved populations through evidence-based behavioral interventions in the context of learning healthcare systems. Her research aims to understand and intervene on factors that influence health outcomes among patients coping with HIV/AIDS and other chronic/life-limiting illnesses. In addition, Dr. Ennis’ work examines and identifies implementation strategies that improve patient care in real world settings. Her research agenda spans the translation spectrum from T1, clinical efficacy of interventions to T3, dissemination and implementation of interventions. Dr. Ennis currently serves as PI/MPI on three National Institutes of Health funded grants. Dr. Ennis has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented her work at national and international conferences. She also serves on the editorial board for two American Psychology Association (APA) journals and on the APA Division 50 Education and Training Committee.
1. Ennis, N., Dunleavy, D., Kloss, K., Stetten, N., Rogers, J., & Classen, S. (In submission). Feasibility of assessing medical marijuana patients’ psychomotor function using a driving simulator. BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies.
2. Ennis, N., Vance, C., & Bradbury, R. (In press). Academic-industry partnership advancing cannabis science: A Complementary Care Practice-Based Network. Complementary Therapies in Medicine.
3. Ahmed, S., Algarin, A., Thadar, H., Zhou, Z., Taskin, T., Vaddiparti, K., Villalba, K., Wang, Y., Ennis, N., Morano, J., Somboonwit, C., Cook, R., & Ibanez, G. (2022). Comorbidities among persons living with HIV (PLWH) in Florida: A Network Analysis. AIDS Care, 1-9.
4. Ennis, N., Armas, L., Butame, S., & Joshi, H. (2022). Factors Impacting Video Telehealth Appointment Completion During COVID-19 Pandemic Among People Living with HIV in a Community-Based Health System. AIDS and Behavior.
5. Mannes, Z., Ennis, N., Ferguson, E.G., Hasin, D.S., Cottler, L.B. (2021). Pain Acceptance among Retired National Football League Athletes: Implications for Clinical Interventions. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.
iRACE - intervention Research Advancing Care Equity.
The iRACE Lab is a health psychology laboratory that strives to improve patient care among medically underserved populations through proven behavioral interventions. The lab aims to understand and intervene on factors that influence health outcomes among patients coping with substance misuse, depression, HIV infection, and other chronic diseases.
Katie Kloss, BA
Lab Manager/Study Coordinator
Savannah Calleson, MA
Medical Student Trainee (M2)