Amanda Fallin-Bennett PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Dr. Amanda Fallin-Bennett is an active early-career tobacco control scientist with a focus on tobacco use and disparate populations. As a faculty associate in the Tobacco Policy Research Program, she is currently a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) scholar, and is developing a program of research focused on tobacco use and tobacco-related policies in mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities. In June 2014, she completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Stanton Glantz at the University of California San Francisco’s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. She has led projects related to tobacco use, policy and prevention for vulnerable populations: in tobacco growing states; and among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, college students, and bar-going young adults. Fallin-Bennett has also led two multi-site capacity-building projects funded by California’s Tobacco Related Disease Research Program to evaluate smoke and tobacco-free college campus policies in California as an extension of her dissertation research. Dr. Fallin-Bennett will be teaching in the undergraduate research course and serving as co-coordinator for the undergraduate research internship program.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-1673

Fax: (859) 323-1057




PhD, Univ Of Kentucky, 2011
MSN, Univ Of Kentucky, 2009
BSN, Univ Of Kentucky, 2007


tobacco control policy; tobacco use among vulnerable populations; LGBT health; mental illness and substance use disorders


Dr. Amanda Fallin-Bennett's CV


Fallin, A. Miller, A. Assef, S. Ashford, K. B. Perceptions of electronic cigarette among medicaid eligible pregnant and postpartum women. (2016), Journal of Obsetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 45 (3), 320-325.

Aleshire, M. E. Anderson, D. G. Fallin, A. Feld, H. C. (in press) Family health risks Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community. (2015), Mosby (9), Chapter 28.

Roditis, M. Wang, D. Glantz, S. A. Fallin, A. (in press) Evaluating California campus tobacco policies using the American College Health Association guidelines and the institutional grammar tool. (2015), Journal of American College Health 63 (1), 57-67.

Fallin, A. Neilands, T. Jordan, J. Ling, P. M. Social branding to decrease lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young adult smoking. (2015), Nicotine & Tobacco Research 17 (8), 983-989.

Fallin, A. Roditis, M. Glantz, S. A. (in press) Association of campus tobacco policies with secondhand smoke exposure, intention to smoke on campus, and attitudes about outdoor smoking restrictions. (2015), American Journal of Public Health 105 (6), 1098-1100.


Fallin, A., Aleshire, M. E. 2017, March. Patient-Centered Care for LGBTQ* Populations: Raw Survey Data Preliminary Review. UK HealthCare Diversity and Inclusion Council, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States.

Fallin, A., Ashford, K. B., Burkhart, P. V. 2017, February. Annual Undergraduate Nursing Research Symposium Pre-conference workshop. SNRS Annual Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society, Dallas, TX United States.

Aleshire, M. E., Gunderson, C. J., Wiggins, A. T., Fallin, A. 2017, April. Providing Patient-Centered Care for LGBT Populations. 69th Annual Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, Kentucky Public Health Association, Owenboro, KY United States.

Fallin, A., Aleshire, M. E. 2017, April. Patient-Centered Care for LGBTQ* Populations: Raw Survey Data Preliminary Review. UK HealthCare Inclusive Care Council, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States.

Fallin-Bennett, A., Parker, K. A. 2016, October. Facilitators and barriers to tobacco treatment in a women’s residential substance use treatment program.. Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health, American Public Health Association, Denver, CO United States.


Perinatal Wellness Navigation: A Personalized Approach to Pre-term Birth Reduction
Project Period: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Total Award: $24,925
Sponsor: March of Dimes Kentucky Community Grants Program
Cervical Cancer Risk Reduction for Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals: A Community Engaged Approach
Project Period: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Total Award: $4,340
Sponsor: American Nurses Foundation
Tobacco Treatment Access and Utilization in Kentucky’s Medicaid Population Over Time
Project Period: Monday, August 1, 2016
Total Award: $10,000
Sponsor: Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHKY)
Reducing Cancer Risk in a Vulnerable Population: Tobacco Policies in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities
Project Period: Sunday, February 1, 2015
Total Award: $30,000
Sponsor: UK Markey Cancer Center
Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention: Tailoring Tobacco Treatment Services for LGBT and HIV Positive Patients
Project Period: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Total Award: $4,872
Sponsor: Kentucky Department for Public Health