Elizabeth Salt PhD, RN, APRN
Associate Professor

Elizabeth Salt completed a BSN (2001), MSN (2005), and PhD (2009) from the UK College of Nursing. Dr. Salt's research interest is medication adherence, decision-making, and patient-health care provider communication in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. She cares for this research population in a clinical practice with the Division of Rheumatology. She is currently conducting funded research on patient-health care provider communication, medication adherence, and decision-making in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Salt received the Lawren H. Daltroy Fellowship in Patient-Clinician Communication award and the Scientist Development Award from the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Research and Education Foundation. She received the Carolyn A. Williams Award for Excellence in Nursing Research from the UK College of Nursing.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-9614




Clinical and Translational Science Certificate, University of Kentucky, 2011
PhD, University of Kentucky, 2009
MSN, University of Kentucky, 2005
BSN, University of Kentucky, 2001


Medication adherence, decision-making, and patient-health care provider communication in patients with rheumatoid arthritis


Dr. Elizabeth Salt's CV


Arentsen, A. Welsh, J. Jones, M. Weber, D. R. Taylor, S. A. Kuperstein, J. Rayens, M. K. Salt, E. G. Student perception of improvement in communication and value in 2 inter-professional education delivery formats. (2016), Nurse Educator 41 (2), 90-92.

Schmelzer, A. C. Salt, E. G. Wiggins, A. T. Crofford, L. J. Bush, H. M. Mannino, D. M. (in press) Role of stress and smoking as modifiable risk factors for non-persistent and persistent back pain in women. (2015), The Clinical Journal of Pain 32 (3), 232-7.

Coty, M. B. Salt, E. G. Myers, J. A. Abusalem, S. K. Factors affecting well-being in adults recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. (2015), Journal of Health Psychology

Salt, E. G. Rayens, M. K. Kerr, A. R. Alikhan, M. Crofford, L. J. Examining rheumatoid arthritis patients’ trust over time: The effects of demographic factors and accessing sources of information. (2015), Orthopaedic Nursing 34 (3), 159-165.

Salt, E. G. Wiggins, A. T. Rayens, M. K. Huaman Joo, M. A. Mannino, D. M. Schwieterman, P. Merkley, S. Jones, A. Crofford, L. J. Risk factors for targeted fungal and mycobacterial infections in patients taking TNF-alpha inhinbitors. (2015), Arthritis & Rheumatology


Salt, E. G. 2016, April. Predictors of Disability in Acute Low Back Pain: The Role of Pain Severity, Pain Catastrophizing, Exercise, and Depression. ACTS Conference, ACTS, Washington, DC United States.

Salt, E. G. 2016, April. Moderating Effects of Immunosuppressive Medications and Risk Factors for Post-Operative Joint Infection Following Total Joint Arthroplasty in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis. CCTS Conference, CCTS, Lexington, KY United States.

Salt, E. G. 2015, November. Infection and Screening Costs Related to Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Inhibitor Use. 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, , San Francisco, CA .

Salt, E. G. 2015, April. Use of Databases in Research. University of Kentucky Research Faculty Meeting, Lexington, KY .

Salt, E. G. 2014, September. Self-Management and Pain Research. University of Kentucky College of Nursing Advanced Practice Conference, Lexington, KY .