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Nicky Ennis
Dr. Nicole Ennis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine in the College of Medicine at Florida State University. She is the Director of the i.R.A.C.E. (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). 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 the from T1, clinical efficacy of interventions to T3, dissemination and implementation of interventions. Dr. Ennis is currently Principal Investigator of two National Institutes of Health funded grants and serves as a Co-Investigator on several NIH funded projects. 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.

Working to create a responsive and learning healthcare system to address disparities in health and healthcare
RESEARCH FOCUS
HIV/AIDS

Understanding the unique factors that influence health inequities in low income and minority populations.

Dissemination and Implementation Science

Development and dissemination of effective interventions that bridge the gaps in health and healthcare outcomes.

Medical Marijuana

Evaluating the therapeutic benefits for patients living with chronic/life-limiting illness

POSITIONS & EDUCATION
POSITIONS

Associate Professor
Department of Behavioral Sciences & Social Medicine
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 

Director
intervention Research Advancing Care Equity Lab (iRACE)
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Faculty
Center for Translational Behavioral Science 
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Associate Faculty
Southern HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC)
University of Florida

Courtesy Faculty
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology 
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

LICENSE:
Licensed Psychologist, State of Florida, PY7458
17+ years of experience
EDUCATION

Fellowship - Biopsychosocial Research in HIV/AIDS  
University of Miami 2003

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Kent State University 2001

M.A. Clinical Psychology
Kent State University 1998

B.S. - Human Development with Honors
Penn State University 1996


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Society of Behavior Medicine
American Psychological Association (APA)
Society for Implementation Research Collaborations
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Reduced Working Memory is Associated with Heavier Alcohol Consumption History, Role Impairment and Executive Function Difficulties. 
Bryant, V.E., Britton, M.K., Gullett, J.M., Porges, E.C., Woods, A.J., Cook, R.L., Williamson, J., Ennis,
N., Bryant, K.J., Bradley, C., Cohen, R.A. (2021).

AIDS and Behavior. 1-8.
Symptoms of Generalized Disorder as a Risk Factor for Substance Use among Adults Living with HIV.
Mannes*, Z.L., Dunne, E.M., Ferguson, E.G., Cook, R.L. Ennis, N. (2020). 

AIDS Care. 1-10.
History of Alcohol Consumption and HIV Status Related to Functional
Connectivity Differences in the Brain During Working Memory Performance.
Bryant, V.E., Gullett, J.M., Porges, E.C., Cook, R.L., Bryant, K.J., Woods, A.J., Williamson, J. Ennis,
N., & Cohen, R.A. (2020).

Current HIV Research18(3), 181-193..
Factors associated with current health and severe pain among people living with HIV: results from a statewide sample.
Joseph, V., Jones, A., Canidate, S., Mannes, Z., Lu, H., Ennis, N., Ibanez, G., Somboonwit, C., Cook, R.
(2020).

BMC Public Health. 1-10. 
Recruitment, experience, and retention among women with HIV and hazardous drinking participating in a clinical trial.
Canidate, S.S., Cook, C. L., Varma, D., Carnaby, G.D., Ennis, N., Stetten, N., & Cook, R.L. (2020).

BMC Public Health. 20, 1169. 
Negative Health Consequences of pain catastrophizing among retired National Football League athletes.
Mannes*, Z. L., Ferguson*, E.G., Perlstein, W.M., Waxenberg, L.B., Cottler, L.B., Ennis, N+. (2020).

Health Psychology. 39(5), 452-462. 
EDITORIALS

Health Psychology


Editorial Board Member

Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology


Editorial Board Member

SAGE Open


Editorial Board Member

Addiction


Reviewer

Drug and Alcohol Dependence


Reviewer

International Journal of STD and AIDS


Reviewer

Psycho-Oncology


Reviewer

Substance Use and Misuse


Reviewer

iRACE LAB

iRACE - intervention Research Advancing Care Equity
The intervention Research Advancing Care Equity – iR.A.C.E. laboratory is a health psychology laboratory located in the College of Medicine at Florida State University. Guided by a dissemination and implementation science framework, the goal of our research is to improve patient care among medically underserved populations through evidence-based behavioral interventions in the context of learning healthcare systems. The iRACE 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. We investigate the influence of individual, social, and structural barriers using an interdisciplinary team approach.
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World AIDS Day 2020

COURSES TAUGHT

Thesis Development


GRADUATE LEVEL An examination of the scientific writing process as it pertains to the development of testable ideas within health psychology.

Developmental Pyschology: Critical Thinking Writing Intensive


Analyzing the critical aspects of social and emotional development during childhood and adolescence. Expect in-depth writing on social development processes and life span perspectives.

Human Development Across the Lifespan


An exploration of the importance and interconnectedness of biopsychosocial development across all stages of life.

MENTORSHIP & COMMITTEES
5
Chair,
Ph.D. Committee
3
Chair,
Masters Committee
4
Research
Mentees
13
Member,
Ph.D. Committee
18
Member,
Masters Committee
9
iRace
Lab Students
TALKS & PRESENTATIONS

Presentations

Talks

Workshops

Honors & Awards

William R. Jones Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award, Florida Education Fund

UF CTSI Career Development Spotlight

The Advanced Psychometrics Methods in Cognitive Aging Research Conference Competitive Travel Award

Lillian Freeman Award, Excellence in Research, Kent State University
Dean's Citation Paper Award, College of Public Health & Health Professions

Training Institute for Dissemination & Implementation Research in Health, Competitive NIH Summer Institute Award

Fellow, HIV Intervention Science Training Program, Columbia University

Golden Key National Honor Society
Southern HIV Alcohol Research Consortium Mentor of the Year

Elected to the University of Florida Academy of Research Excellence

American Psychosomatic Society, Citation Poster

University Scholar, Schreyer Honors College
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