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, University of Kentucky, 2011
MSN, University of Kentucky, 2009
BSN, University 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


Adoption of Smoke-Free Laws and Voluntary Policies in Rural Communities in Southern States
Project Period: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Total Award: $2,015,950
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
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