Amanda Wiggins PhD

Dr. Amanda Wiggins is a Lecturer and Statistician in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. Dr. Wiggins provides biostatistical support to faculty and students ranging from data collection and management, analysis, presentation and dissemination and teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Dr. Wiggins is also a Faculty Associate in the BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments) research team, where she serves as Director of the Data Management and Outcomes. The scholarly work of Dr. Wiggins primarily focusses on tobacco, adolescent health and perinatal research. 

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-6621

Fax: (859) 323-1057


Office: 751 ROSE STREET


PhD, Univ Of Kentucky, 2013
MS, Univ Of Kentucky, 2010


Ickes, M. J. Butler, K. M. Rayens, M. K. Noland, M. Wiggins, A. Hahn, E. J. Tips from former smokers campus campaign: effects on college students. (2016), Health Education Research 47 (5), 324-331.

Noland, M. Ickes, M. J. Rayens, M. K. Butler, K. M. Social Influences on Use of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes and Hookah in College Students. (2016), Journal of American College Health, in progress 64 (4), 319-328.

Rayens, M. K. Butler, K. M. Wiggins, A. T. Kostygina, G. Langley, R. E. Hahn, E. J. (in press) Recall and effectiveness of messages promoting smoke-free policies in rural communities. (2016), Nicotine & Tobacco Research 18 (5), 1340-1347.

Linares, A. Wambach, K. Rayens, M. K. Wiggins, A. T. Coleman, E. Dignan, M. B. Modeling the influence of early skin-to-skin contact on exclusive breastfeeding in a sample of Hispanic Immigrant women. (2016), Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Ashford, K. B. Wiggins, A. T. Butler, K. M. Ickes, M. J. Rayens, E. Hahn, E. J. Advertising exposure and use of e-cigarettes among female current and former tobacco users of childbearing age. . (2016), Public Health Nursing 65 (5), 408-414.


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.

Ickes, M. J., Wiggins, A. T., Hahn, E. J. 2016, September. Promoting walking for transportation in a university community.. Pro Walk, Pro Bike, Pro Place, Vancouver, Canada.

Ickes, M. J., Wiggins, A. T., Rayens, M. K., Hahn, E. J. 2016, October. Students’ perceived effectiveness of a campus tobacco-free policy. . World Conference on Lung Health, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Linares, A., Rayens, M. K., Wiggins, A. T., Dignan, M. 2016, October. Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy and Exclusive Breastfeeding in Hispanic Mothers. American Public Health Association 2016 Conference, American Public Health Association, Denver, CO United States.

Rayens, M. K., Ickes, M. J., Butler, K. M., Wiggins, A. T., Anderson, D. G., Hahn, E. J. 2016, November. University students perceived risk of and intention to use hookah and e-cigarettes. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting , Denver, CO United States.