Karen S. Ingersoll, PhD

Karen S. Ingersoll, PhD

Karen  S.  Ingersoll
Degree(s): PhD
Graduate School: University of Virginia
Primary Appointment: Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests:
Behavioral treatment development for addictive behaviors and problematic health behaviors.
Email Address: kes7a@virginia.edu

Research Description

Behavioral treatment development for addictive behaviors and problematic health behaviors. Specific interests include studies of motivational interviewing and empirically supported therapies to:

  1. enhance clinical outcomes for substance users with HIV/AIDS,
  2. enhance medication adherence,
  3. prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders,
  4. prevent STDs and unwanted pregnancy, and
  5. treatment of addictive disorders in medical patients including those with pregnancy, pancreatitis, liver disorders, and pain.

Selected Publications

Ingersoll KS, Ceperich SD, Hettema JE, Farrell-Carnahan L, Penberthy JK.  Preconceptional motivational interviewing interventions to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancy risk. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2012 Nov 26. doi:pii: S0740-5472(12)00417-5. 10.1016/j.jsat.2012.10.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Hettema JE, Hosseinbor S, Ingersoll KS.  Feasibility and reliability of interactive voice response assessment of HIV medication adherence: research and clinical implications. HIV Clin Trials. 2012 Sep-Oct;13(5):271-7. doi: 10.1310/hct1305-271.

Ingersoll KS, Hettema JE, Cropsey KL, Jackson JP.  Preconception markers of dual risk for alcohol and smoking exposed pregnancy: tools for primary prevention. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Nov;20(11):1627-33. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2633. Epub 2011 Aug 12.

Ceperich SD, Ingersoll KS.  Motivational interviewing + feedback intervention to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancy risk among college binge drinkers: determinants and patterns of response. J Behav Med. 2011 Oct;34(5):381-95. doi: 10.1007/s10865-010-9308-2. Epub 2011 Feb 12.

Ingersoll KS, Farrell-Carnahan L, Cohen-Filipic J, Heckman CJ, Ceperich SD, Hettema J, Marzani-Nissen G.  A pilot randomized clinical trial of two medication adherence and drug use interventions for HIV+ crack cocaine users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Jul 1;116(1-3):177-87. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.12.016. Epub 2011 Feb 8.

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