Audrey K. Darville, PhD, APRN, CTTS

Clinical interests

  • Tobacco Dependence Treatment

Audrey K. Darville, PhD, APRN, CTTS


My name is Audrey K. Darville. I am certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner and am also a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. My current work focuses on providing intensive individual and group tobacco dependence treatment for inpatients, outpatients, and employees. My research interests include persistent tobacco use in persons with medical illness. I am a member of the board of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) and was honored as the Kentucky Nurse Practitioner of the Year in 2014.

Additional information

Tobacco addiction can be challenging to overcome and quitting tobacco is the single best thing a person can do for their health in their lifetime. I can help by providing evidence-based treatment that works.

Faculty rank

Associate Professor, UK College of Nursing


BSN, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.
MSN, PhD, University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, Lexington

Certifications or Special training
American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner
Certification Board, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Med Peds Clinic

University Health Service Building
Third Floor, Suite 304
830 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0582

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Braillon, A. Darville, A. K. Brief counseling for tobacco cessation in dental clinics: A toothless intervention?. (2015), Prevention Medicine 76 123.

Darville, A. K. Hahn, E. J. Hardcore smokers: What do we know?. (2014), Addictive Behaviors 39 (12), 1706-1712.

Darville, A. K. Destination Tobacco Free Toolkit update. (2013),

Hahn, E. J. Fallin, A. Darville, A. K. Kercsmar, S. E. McCann, M. Record, R. A. The three ‘Ts’ of adopting tobacco-free policies on college campuses. (2012), The Nursing Clinics of North America 47 (1), l09-117.

Riker, C. A. Lee, K. Darville, A. K. Hahn, E. J. E-cigarettes: Promise or peril. (2012), Nursing Clinics of North America 47 (1), 159-171.

Segerstrom, S. Roach, A. R. Evans, D. R. Schipper, L. J. Darville, A. K. The structure, validity, and correlates of trait repetitive thought in older adults. (2010), Psychology and Aging 25 (3), 505-515.

Hahn, E. J. Rayens, M. K. Langley, R. E. Darville, A. K. Dignan, M. B. Time since smoke-free law and smoking cessation behaviors. (2009), Nicotine & Tobacco Research 11 (8), 1011-1015.

Darville, A. K. Hahn, E. J. (in press) Electronic cigarettes: What clinical issues should nurses consider. , Advance for Nurses


Darville, A. K. 2014, April. Integrating Wellness Programming in The Salvation Army’s Student-Run Free Clinic. Breakfree Alliance: Promising Practices to Promote Tobacco-Free Active Living and Healthy Eating in Low Socioeconomic Status Communities, Washington, D.C.

Darville, A. K. 2013, November. Managing Nicotine Withdrawal for Comfort and Cessation in Medically Ill Smokers. Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions Through Strengthened Training, Phoenix, AZ.

Darville, A. K., Okoli, C. T. 2012, November. Tobacco use dependence and approaches to treatment. Leadership Exchange Conference, Kentucky Centre for Smoke-Free Policy, Lexington, KY.

Darville, A. K. 2012, May. Practical Applications of the New Joint Commission Tobacco Standards: Revenue and Clinical Opportunities for Tobacco Specialists and Hospital Administrators. Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center , San Francisco, CA.

Darville, A. K. 2012, May. Harm Reduction: “Science” or Something Else. Webinar. KY State Tobacco Coordinators