Tina Studts, PhD, MSPH, LCSW
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-General Pediatrics

Graduate Schools :
  • MSW, University of Kentucky (1997)
  • PhD, University of Louisville (2008)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Notre Dame (IN) (1993)
Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics


  • Leonard LD, Beaty L, Thomas M, Quinn C, Colborn KL, de Araujo TB, Torphy RJ, Assumpção LR, Olino K, Studts CR, Rodriguez Franco S, McCarter M, Stewart C, Gleisner AL. Unmeasured factors are associated with the use of completion lymph node dissection (CLND) in melanoma. J Surg Oncol. 2022 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36453464
  • Studts CR, Jacobs JA, Bush ML, Lowman J, Westgate PM, Creel LM. Behavioral Parent Training for Families With Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children Followed in Hearing Health Care. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2022 Oct 17;65(10):3646-3660. PubMed PMID: 35985319
  • Studts CR. Implementation Science: Increasing the Public Health Impact of Audiology Research. Am J Audiol. 2022 Sep 21;31(3S):849-863. PubMed PMID: 35671467
  • Bush M, Hatfield M, Schuh M, Balasuriya B, Mahairas A, Jacobs J, Studts C, Westgate P, Schoenberg N, Shinn J, Creel L. Communities Helping the Hearing of Infants by Reaching Parents (CHHIRP) through patient navigation: a hybrid implementation effectiveness stepped wedge trial protocol. BMJ Open. 2022 Apr 19;12(4):e054548. PubMed PMID: 35440449
  • Ware SL, Studts CR, Lei F, Bush H, Higgins EB, Studts JL, Bastos de Carvalho A. Ranked determinants of telemedicine diabetic retinopathy screening performance in the United States primary care safety-net setting: an exploratory CART analysis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Apr 14;22(1):507. PubMed PMID: 35421978
  • Studts CR, Jacobs JA, Bush ML, Lowman J, Creel LM, Westgate PM. Study Protocol: Type 1 Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial of a Behavioral Parent Training Intervention for Parents of Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2022 May 10;31(3):1163-1178. PubMed PMID: 35316091
  • Studts, C. R., Pike, E. R., Tillson, M., & Staton, M. (2021). Adaptation of the NIDA Standard for delivery via Facebook in rural Appalachia. Implementation Research and Practice, https://doi.org/10.1177/26334895211014123
  • Carvalho, A. B., Ware, S. L., Belcher, T., Mehmeti, F., Higgins, E. B., Sprang, R., Williams, C., Studts, J. L., & Studts, C. R. (2021). Evaluation of multi-level barriers and facilitators in a large diabetic retinopathy screening program in federally qualified health centers: a qualitative study. Implementation Science Communications, 2:54.
  • Sabin, C., Bowen, A. E., Heberlein, E., Pyle, E., Lund, L., Studts, C. R., Shomaker, L. B., Simon, S. L., & Kaar, J. L. (2021). The impact of a universal mental health intervention on youth with elevated negative affectivity: Building Resilience for Healthy Kids. Contemporary School Psychology.
  • Kaar, J. L., Bowen, A. E., Clark, E., Ware, M., Chandrasekhar, J. L., Gulley, L., Studts, C. R., Shomaker, L., & Simon, S. L. (2021). School-based interventions to improve sleep duration: lessons learned and future directions. Current Psychology.
  • Ware, M. A., Chandrasekhar, J. L., Heberlein, R., Pyle, E., Bowen, A. E., Studts, C. R., Shomaker, L. B., Simon, S. L., & Kaar, J. L. (2021) Behavioral and psychosocial factors associated with elevated symptoms of depression and anxiety in middle school students: Building Resilience for Healthy Kids. International Journal of Community Medicine & Public Health, 01(03), 2021-09.
  • Rush CR, Strickland JC, Pike E, Studts CR, Stoops WW. Inhibitory-control training for cocaine use disorder and contingency management for clinic attendance: A randomized pilot study of feasibility, acceptability and initial efficacy. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Feb 1;207:107803.
  • Al-Mrayat YD, Okoli CTC, Studts CR, Rayens MK, Hahn EJ. The Psychometric Properties of the Minnesota Tobacco Withdrawal Scale Among Patients With Mental Illness. Biol Res Nurs. 2020 Apr;22(2):247-255.
  • Tolliver M, Polaha J, Williams, SL, & Studts CR. Evaluating the prevalence of child psychosocial concerns in rural primary care. J Rural Mental Health. 2020;44(2):96–105.
  • Studts CR, Merritt AS, Pilar MR, Bundy H, Bardach SH, Jacobs JA, Feltner FJ. Parent and provider preferences for parenting intervention delivery in rural Appalachia: A qualitative analysis guiding adaptation. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2020;31(3): 1399-1426.
  • Vaughn, A. E., Studts, C. R., Powell, B. J., Ammerman, A. S., Trogdon, J. G., Curran, G. M., Hales, D., Willis, E., & Ward, D. S. (2019). The impact of Basic vs. Enhanced Go NAPSACC on child care centers’ healthy eating and physical activity practices: Protocol for a type 3 hybrid effectiveness-implementation cluster-randomized trial. Implementation Science, 14, 1011-115. PMC6896698
  • Stoops, W., Johnson, M., Strickland, J., Knudsen, H., Gilbert, G., Massingale, S., Ray, M., Studts, C. R., Atchley, L., Reynolds, G., & Studts, J. L. (2019). Feasibility of collecting saliva for biological verification of smoking status in dental practices and patients’ homes: Results from the National Dental PBRN. Community Dental Health, 36, 187-189. PMCID: PMC6717019.
  • Studts, C. R., Cecil, B. K., Pilar, M. R., & Jacobs, J. A. (2019). Fatigue and physical activity: Potential modifiable contributors to parenting sense of competence. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 2901-2909.
  • Fiorillo, C., Rashidi, V., Westgate, P., Jacobs, J., Bush, M., & Studts, C. R.* (2017). Assessment of behavioral problems in children with hearing loss. Otology & Neurotology, 38, 1456-1462. PMCID: PMC5685876.
  • Bush, M. L., Taylor, Z. R., Noblitt, B., Shackleford, T., Gal, T. J., Shinn, J. B., Creel, L. M., Lester, C., Westgate, P. M., Jacobs, J. A., & Studts, C. R.* (2017). Promotion of early pediatric hearing detection through patient navigation: A randomized controlled clinical trial. The Laryngoscope, 127, S1-S13. PMCID: PMC5669046.
  • Studts, C. R., Polaha, J., & van Zyl, M. A. (2017). Identifying unbiased items for screening preschoolers for disruptive behavior problems. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42, 476-486. PMCID: PMC6075030
  • Carpenter, J. S., Jones, S. M. W., Studts, C. R., Heiman, J., Reed, S. D., Newton, K. M., Guthrie, K. A., Larson, J. C., Cohen, L. S., Freeman, E. W., Lau, R. J., Learman, L. A., & Shifren, J. L., (2016). Female Sexual Function Index Short Version: A MsFLASH item response analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 1897–1905. PMCID: PMC5053877
  • Schoenberg, N. E., Studts, C. R., Shelton, B. J., Liu, M., Clayton, R., Bispo, J. B., Fields, N., Dignan, M. B., & Cooper, T. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of a faith-placed, lay health advisor delivered smoking cessation intervention for rural residents. Preventive Medicine Reports, 3, 317-323. PMCID: PMC4929151.
  • Schoenberg, N. E., Eddens, K., Jonas, A., Snell-Rood, C., Studts, C. R., Broder-Oldach, B., & Katz, M. L. (2016). Colorectal cancer prevention: Perspectives of key players from social networks in a low income rural US region. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 11. PMCID: PMC4764956.
  • Tarasenko, Y., Howell, B., Studts, C. R., Strath, S., & Schoenberg, N. E. (2015). Acceptability and feasibility of physical activity assessment methods for an Appalachian population. Journal of Community Health, 40, 714-724. PMCID: PMC4640465.
  • Polaha, J. Williams, S. L. Heflinger, C. A., & Studts, C. R. (2015). The perceived stigma of mental health services among rural parents of children with psychosocial concerns. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 1095-1104. PMCID: PMC4643638.
  • Schoenberg, N. E., Bundy, H. E., Baeker, J. A., Studts, C. R., Shelton, B., & Fields, N. (2015). A rural Appalachian faith-placed smoking cessation intervention. Journal of Religion and Health, 54, 598-611. PMCID: PMC4183727.
  • van Zyl, M. A., Studts, C. R., & Pahl, K. (2015). Precision across race, age, and gender of a HIV risk screen for adolescents and young adults. Social Work in Public Health, 30, 260-271. PMCID: PMC4382403.
  • Bush, M. L., Hardin, B., Rayle, C., Lester, C., Studts, C. R., & Shinn, J. B. (2015). Rural barriers to early diagnosis and treatment of infant hearing loss in Appalachia. Otology & Neurotology, 36, 93-98. PMCID: PMC4268139.
  • Studts, C. R., & van Zyl, M. A. (2013). Identification of developmentally appropriate screening items for disruptive behavior problems in preschoolers. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 851-863. PMCID: PMC3708973.
  • Studts, C. R., Tarasenko, Y., & Schoenberg, N. E. (2013). Barriers to cervical cancer prevention among middle-aged and older Appalachian women. Journal of Community Health, 38, 500-512. PMCID: PMC3600402.
  • Schoenberg, N. E., Studts, C. R., Hatcher, J., Buelt, E. C., & Adams, E. F. (2013). Patterns and determinants of breast and cervical cancer non-screening among Appalachian women. Women & Health, 53, 552-571. PMCID: PMC3812665.
  • Studts, C. R., Tarasenko, Y., Schoenberg, N. E., Shelton, B. J., Hatcher-Keller, J., & Dignan, M. B. (2012). A community-based randomized trial of a faith-placed intervention to reduce cervical cancer in Appalachia. Preventive Medicine, 54, 408-414. PMCID: PMC3368037.
  • Knudsen, H. K., Studts, C. R., & Studts, J. L. (2012). The implementation of smoking cessation counseling in substance abuse treatment. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 39, 28-41. PMCID: PMC3189278.
  • Swanson, M., Studts, C. R., Bardach, S. H., Bersamin, A., & Schoenberg, N. E. (2011). Intergenerational energy balance interventions: A systematic literature review. Health Education & Behavior, 38, 171-197. PMCID: PMC3271859.
  • Hatcher, J., Studts, C. R., Dignan, M. B., Turner, L. M., & Schoenberg, N. E. (2011). Predictors of cervical cancer screening for rarely or never screened rural Appalachian women. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 22, 176-193. PMCID: PMC3041591
  • Studts, J. L., Ghate, S. R., Gill, J. L., Studts, C. R., Barnes, C. N., LaJoie, A. J., Andrykowski, M. A., & LaRocca, R. V. (2006). Validity of self-reported smoking status among participants in a lung cancer screening trial. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 15, 1825-1828. PMID: 17035388
  • Studts, C. R., Stone, R., & Barber, G. M. (2006). Predictors of access to health-care services among groups of TANF recipients in Kentucky. Social Service Review, 80, 527-548. DOI: 10.1086/505552
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Professional Memberships

  • American Public Health Association, Member
  • AcademyHealth, Member

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MSW, University of Kentucky (1997)
  • PhD, University of Louisville (2008)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Notre Dame (IN) (1993)
Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics
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