Nicole Ennis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


ContactNicole Ennis

Office: 352-273-6145


Curriculum Vitae

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PHHP Research Profile

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  • Ph.D., 2001, Kent State University
  • M.A., Kent State University 1998

Research Focus

Guided by a dissemination and implementation science framework, the goal of my program of research is to improve patient care among medically underserved populations through evidence-based behavioral interventions in the context of learning healthcare systems. My research aims to understand and intervene on factors that influence health outcomes among patients coping with HIV infection and breast cancer. In addition, my work examines and identifies implementation strategies that improve patient care in real-world settings.

Clinical Focus

General Mental Health: The focus of my clinical work is on integrating the contribution of the illness, life stressors, maladaptive thoughts/beliefs/behaviors, as well as social factors such as ethnic identity, economics, and culture into a realistic treatment plan. A typical day on this clinic can involve patients presenting with “traditional” rule out diagnoses like depression, anxiety, pseudoseizure, or PTSD to coping with a cardiac history to problems like marital discord, job stress, and relationship issues in addition to chronic illness management.

Key Publications

Ennis, N., Bryan*t, V., & Mannes* (In Press). Value of Perceived Support on Depressive Symptoms and Heavy Drinking Among Underserved HIV+ Adults 50 and Older. Psychology, Health & Medicine, online ahead of print.

Dunne*, E., Cook, R., & Ennis+, N. (In Press). Non-planning impulsivity but not behavioral impulsivity is associated with HIV medication adherence, AIDS & Behavior, online ahead of print.

Mannes*, Z.L., Hearn*, L.E., Cook R., Zhou, Z., & Ennis+, N. (In Press). The Association between Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and   ED/Urgent Care Visits, Overnight Hospital Stays, and Appointment Adherence among HIV-positive Adults Enrolled in Care, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, online ahead of print.

Mannes*, Z.L., Burrell*, L.E., Zhou, Z., Lu, H., Somboonwit, C., Cook R., & Ennis+, N. (In press). Marijuana Use among HIV+ Adults: Motivation for Use is Associated with Medication Adherence. Patient Preference and Adherence, online ahead of print.

Mannes*, Z.L., Bryant, V., Burrell, L.E., Lu, H., Ferguson, E.G., Cook R., & Ennis+, N. (2018). The Prevalence and Patterns of Substance Use Across Birth Cohorts Among HIV+ Adults Within the State of Florida. Aging and Mental Health, 1-9.

Courses Taught

  • Thesis Development (Graduate Level)
  • Behavioral Health and Illness

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Research Mentorship Award-Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, 2018
  • William R. Jones Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award, Florida Education Fund, 2016
  • Dean’s Citation Paper Award, College of Public Health & Health Professions, 2016
  • Southern HIV Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) Mentor of the Year, 2016
  • UF CTSI Career Development Spotlight, 2015
  • Training Institute for Dissemination & Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH), Competitive NIH Summer Institute Award, 2015
  • Elected to the University of Florida Academy of Research Excellence, 2015
  • The Advanced Psychometrics Methods in Cognitive Aging Research Conference (Competitive Travel Award), 2013
  • Fellow, HIV Intervention Science Training Program, Colombia University, 2012-2014

Professional Memberships

  • Society For Implementation Research Collaborations, 2016 – Present
  • American Psychological Association Member, 1996 – Present, Divisions 38 & 50