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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Amanda Stover

Assistant Professor

Office: 531 Edwards Hall

Phone: 864-656-1898


Educational Background

2020 West Virginia University Ph.D. Health Services and Outcomes Research

2015 University of Cincinnati MPH Biostatistics

2009 Wheeling Jesuit University BA Psychology 2009 Wheeling Jesuit University BA Chemistry

Courses Taught

HLTH 8510: Foundations of Rural Health
HLTH 8030: Theories and Determinants of Health


I am a community health and behavior researcher with a strong interest in dual diagnosis research. What does that mean you may ask? Well, a majority of my work focuses on the connection between mental and behavioral health research. My primary goal is to assess the relationship between self-harm, suicide, and opioid use disorder in order to provide more effective evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies. Recently, I helped develop training materials for an American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) project to train pharmacy staff on how to identify and refer individuals with suicidal behavior to crisis resources. Additionally, I have previous experience working on several projects evaluating harm reduction strategies for overdose prevention among individuals with substance use disorders. My primary research focus is addressing how mental and behavioral health can be integrated to more wholistically treat substance use disorders and decrease risk of self-harm for individuals in rural communities. I enjoy working with research groups in rural communities and have spent a majority of my research career working with Appalachian populations.

Research Interests

Rural health, substance use disorders, mental health, mixed methods, clinical trials, co-occurring disorders

Research Publications

Jankowski K, Evon DM, Stover AN, Davis S, Mashburn T, & Carpenter DM. (2023) Exploring the impact of brief training on student pharmacists’ naloxone communication skills. PEC Innovation.

Carpenter, D. M., Stover, A. N., Harris, S. C., Anksorus, H., & Lavigne, J. E. (2023). Impact of a brief suicide prevention training with an interactive video case assessment on student pharmacist outcomes. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 100093.

Stein, A. L., Tolle, K. A., Stover, A. N., Shidler, M. D., & Krikorian, R. (2023). Detecting mild cognitive impairment remotely with the modified memory impairment screen by telephone. Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology, and cognition, 1–13.

Stover, A. N., Lavigne, J. E., Shook, A., MacAllister, C., Cross, W. F., & Carpenter, D. M. (2023). Development of the Pharm-SAVES educational module for gatekeeper suicide prevention training for community pharmacy staff. Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy, 10.1111/hex.13741. Advance online publication.

Stover, A. N., Rockett, I. R., Smith, G. S., LeMasters, T., Scott, V. G., Kelly, K. M., & Winstanley, E. L. (2022). Distinguishing clinical factors associated with unintentional overdose, suicidal ideation, and attempted suicide among opioid use disorder in-patients. Journal of Psychiatric Research.

Stover, AN; Jill E. Lavigne, & Delesha M. Carpenter. (2022) A Scoping Review of Suicide Prevention Programs for Community and Student Pharmacists. American Journal of Pharmacy Education. 8917; DOI: 10.5688/ajpe8917.

Davis, S. M., Stover, A. N., Linn, H., Dower, J., McCawley, D., Winstanley, E. L., & Feinberg, J. (2021). Establishing Peer Recovery Support Services to Address the Central Appalachian Opioid Epidemic: The West Virginia Peers Enhancing Education, Recovery, and Survival (WV PEERS) Pilot Program. Journal of Appalachian Health, 3(3), 36-50.

Stover, AN; Ian R.H. Rockett; Gordon S. Smith; Traci LeMasters; Virginia G. Scott; Kimberly M. Kelly; & Erin L. Winstanley. Feasibility and Acceptability of Safety Screening Among Patients Receiving Addiction Treatment (October 2020). Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.

Winstanley, E. L., Stover, AN., & Feinberg, J. (2020). Concurrent Alcohol and Opioid Use Among Harm Reduction Clients. Addictive behaviors, 100, 106027.

Stover, A. N., Grogg, K., Patel, J., Thornton, D., & Dwibedi, N. (2019). Opioid overdose knowledge among college students in a high overdose death state. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 29(7), 887-896.

Winstanley, E. L., & Stover, A. N. (2019). The impact of the opioid epidemic on children and adolescents. Clinical therapeutics, 41(9), 1655-1662.

Stover, AN., Winstanley, EL., Zhang, Y., & Feinberg, J. (2018). The impact of rural classification systems on a comparison of risky drug-related behaviors in Kentucky and Ohio counties. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 1-7.

Boespflug EL, Eliassen JC, Dudley JA, Shidler MD, Kalt W, Summer SS, Stein AL, Stover AN,
Krikorian R. (2018). Enhanced neural activation with blueberry supplementation in mild cognitive impairment. Nutritional Neuroscience, 21:1-9.

Iloabuchi, C., Stover, A., Rai, P., Zhang, Y., & Kamal, K. M. (2017). Letter to the Editor, Re: Cadier et al.(2017). Hepatology, 66(1), 299-300.

McNamara, Robert K., Wilhelmina Kalt, Marcelle D. Shidler, Jane McDonald, Suzanne S.Summer, Amanda L. Stein, Amanda N. Stover, and Robert Krikorian. "Cognitive response to fish oil, blueberry, and combined supplementation in older adults with subjective cognitive impairment." Neurobiology of Aging (2017).

Strakowski, S. M., Fleck, D. E., Welge, J., Eliassen, J. C., Norris, M., Durling, M., Komoroski, R.A., Chu, W., Weber, W., Dudley, J.A., Blom, T. J., Stover, A., Klein, C., Strawn, J.R., DelBello, M.P., Lee J., & Adler, C.M. (2016). fMRI brain activation changes following treatment of a first bipolar manic episode. Bipolar Disorders, 18(6), 490-501.

Kirkpatrick, M. A. & Stover, A. (2014). A minimalist approach to training exercisers to estimate and control heart rate. Journal of Sport Behavior, 37 (4).

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