Janet Otachi

Janet Otachi

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Started UK doctoral program: 2017

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Melanie Otis

Area of research interest: Evidence Based Tobacco Treatment

Current Employment:

Program Coordinator Tracking and Evaluation at UK-CHSR and Program Associate, “Behavioral Health Tobacco Dependence Treatment for Kentucky Medicaid Recipients”.


Okoli, C.T.C, Otachi, J.K., Seng, S. (in press). Assessing opinions and barriers to providing evidence-based tobacco treatment among health care providers within an in-patient psychiatric facility. Journal of Mental Health.

Okoli, C.T.C., Otachi, J.K, Kaewbua, S., Woods, M., & Robertson, H. (2018). Factors associated with staff engagement in patients’ tobacco treatment in a state psychiatric facility. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Okoli, C.T.C., Otachi, J.K., Manuel, A., Woods, M. (2017). Factors associated with the intention to engage in tobacco treatment among inpatients in a state psychiatric hospital. Addictive Behaviors.


Surratt H.L, Cowley A.M., Otachi J.K, Thompson R., Williams T., Lockard S., Gulley J., Rains. R, Li J and Staton M. (September 20-21, 2018). Appalachian Translational Research Network. 8th Annual Summit.  Structural HIV and HCV Prevention Efforts Among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in Rural Appalachian Kentucky.