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

Audrey Darville has been a family nurse practitioner since 1998 and has worked in free clinics in addition to traditional care service settings. Serving on faculty of the College of Nursing since 1999 as a clinical preceptor, she is currently an Associate Professor, Clinical Title Series. As a certified tobacco treatment specialist with the University of Kentucky health care system, she has worked with inpatients, outpatients, and employees to provide group and intensive individual tobacco dependence treatment. She is the co-director of the Tobacco Prevention & Treatment Division with the BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments) research team in the College of Nursing. Dr. Darville is the course director for the BREATHE online Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program, the first all-online accredited program which launched in 2017, and has developed an online graduate certificate in tobacco treatment. She is the immediate past-president of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, a member of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives (KCNPNM) and Sigma Theta Tau. She is an advisory panel member of the treatment research network for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. Her research interests are developing behavioral strategies to reach and treat tobacco users with medical illness and exploring novel ways to provide tobacco treatment education to healthcare providers.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-4222

Fax: (859) 323-1057

Email: audrey.darville@uky.edu

Office: 2265 Harrodsburg Road, Suite 202


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