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


Okoli, C. T. Rayens, M. K. Wiggins, A. T. Ickes, M. J. Butler, K. M. Hahn, E. J. (in press) Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure and susceptibility to smoking, perceived addiction, and psychobehavioral symptoms among college students . (2016), Journal of American College Health 64 (2), 96-103.

Warshawsky, N. E. Wiggins, A. T. Rayens, M. K. The influence of the practice environment on nurse managers' job satisfaction and intent to leave(Published ahead of print). (2016), Journal of Nursing Administration 46 (10), 501-507.

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.

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 Minority and Immigrant Health

Ashford, K. B. Chavan, N. R. Wiggins, A. T. McCubbin, A. Barnett, J. O'Brien, J. M. Patterns of Systemic and cervicovaginal fluid (CVF) inflammatory analytes throughout pregnancy: Relation to preterm birth. . (2016), American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynocology


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.

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.

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.

Warshawsky, N. E., Beckman, D., Wiggins, A. T. 2016, November. Accountable Care Act: Implications for leadership competencies. International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Orlando, FL United States.