Audrey Darville PhD, APRN, CTTS, FAANP
Associate Professor, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Audrey Darville has been a family nurse practitioner since 1998. She has been a clinic provider at the Hope Clinic and Pharmacy, a free clinic in Danville, since its inception in 2006. As a certified tobacco treatment specialist with the University of Kentucky health care system, she works with inpatients, outpatients, and employees to provide group and intensive individual tobacco dependence treatment. She also works closely with the Tobacco Policy Research Program at the College of Nursing. Darville is a member of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives (KCNPNM); a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT); and chair of the communications committee and a member of the policy committee of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD). Her research interest is in developing behavioral strategies to reach and treat tobacco users with medical illness.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-4222

Fax: (859) 323-1057

Email: audrey.darville@uky.edu



PhD, University of Kentucky, 2012
MSN, University of Kentucky, 1998
BSN, Valparaiso University, 1978


Tobacco use in persons with medical illness, tobacco use and health literacy in rural populations, tobacco cessation in hardened or hard core smokers.


Dr. Audrey Darville's CV


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),

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.

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.


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, DC .

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, .