Jennifer M. Gierisch, PhD

Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Associate Professor in Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail DUMC 104427, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-5519
Email address j.gierisch@duke.edu

Jennifer Gierisch, PhD,  is behavioral scientist and health services researcher. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Heath Sciences and the Department of Medicine at Duke University. She is a core investigator with the Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT)  where she serves as the leader of the Stakeholder Engagement Core and Director of the VA OAA Health Services Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Gierisch also is the Co-Director of the Evidence Synthesis Program (VA ESP) at the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System. She is the Co-Director of the Duke Clinical Translational Science Institute's  Community Engaged Research Initiative (CeRi).

Dr. Gierisch’s research focuses on three overarching areas: 1) behavioral research on the psychosocial factors that influence appropriate uptake and maintenance of complex health behaviors (eg., weight management, smoking cessation, cancer screening); 2) evidence synthesis on key health and healthcare topics to enhance uptake of evidence-based interventions to improve patient and health system outcomes; and 3) stakeholder and community engagement in the research enterprise.

Area of expertise: Health Behavior, Community-engaged Research, Evidence Synthesis 

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000

Publications

Boggan, Joel C., John Paul Shoup, John D. Whited, Elizabeth Van Voorhees, Adelaide M. Gordon, Sharron Rushton, Allison A. Lewinski, et al. “Effectiveness of Acute Care Remote Triage Systems: a Systematic Review.” J Gen Intern Med 35, no. 7 (July 2020): 2136–45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05585-4.

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31898116
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Lewinski, Allison A., Abigail Shapiro, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Karen M. Goldstein, Dan V. Blalock, Matthew W. Luedke, Adelaide M. Gordon, et al. “Barriers and facilitators to implementation of epilepsy self-management programs: a systematic review using qualitative evidence synthesis methods.” Syst Rev 9, no. 1 (April 25, 2020): 92. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01322-9.

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32334641
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Gierisch, Jennifer M., Jaime M. Hughes, John W. Williams, Adelaide M. Gordon, and Karen M. Goldstein. “Qualitative Exploration of Engaging Patients as Advisors in a Program of Evidence Synthesis: Cobuilding the Science to Enhance Impact.” Med Care 57 Suppl 10 Suppl 3 (October 2019): S246–52. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001174.

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31517795
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Luedke, Matthew W., Dan V. Blalock, Karen M. Goldstein, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Saurabh R. Sinha, Connor Drake, Jeffrey D. Lewis, et al. “Self-management of Epilepsy: A Systematic Review.” Ann Intern Med 171, no. 2 (July 16, 2019): 117–26. https://doi.org/10.7326/M19-0458.

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31261386
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Hughes, Jaime M., Caroline E. Freiermuth, Megan Shepherd-Banigan, Luna Ragsdale, Stephanie A. Eucker, Karen Goldstein, S Nicole Hastings, et al. “Emergency Department Interventions for Older Adults: A Systematic Review.” J Am Geriatr Soc 67, no. 7 (July 2019): 1516–25. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15854.

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30875098
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Nouri, Sarah S., Laura J. Damschroder, Maren K. Olsen, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Angela Fagerlin, Linda L. Sanders, Felicia McCant, and Eugene Z. Oddone. “Health Coaching Has Differential Effects on Veterans with Limited Health Literacy and Numeracy: a Secondary Analysis of ACTIVATE.” J Gen Intern Med 34, no. 4 (April 2019): 552–58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-04861-7.

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30756302
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Damschroder, Laura, Jennifer M. Gierisch, H Myra Kim, Lori A. Bastian, Felicia McCant, Richard R. Evans, Gwendolyn Hooks, Caroline Richardson, and Lorraine R. Buis. “GENDER DIFFERENCES IN SELF-REPORTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS COMPARED TO OBJECTIVE MEASURES FROM A FITBIT TRACKING DEVICE.” In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 53:S806–S806. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Fish, Laura J., Amy S. Jeffreys, Jennifer G. Chapman, Lori Bastian, Hayden B. Bosworth, John W. Williams, Patrick S. Calhoun, et al. “WHAT FACTORS INFLUENCE ENGAGEMENT IN A TELEPHONE-DELIVERED SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION AMONG SMOKERS WITH DEPRESSION?” In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 53:S840–S840. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Shaw, Ryan, Erica Levine, Martin Streicher, Elizabeth Strawbridge, Jennifer Gierisch, Jane Pendergast, Sarah Hale, et al. “Log2Lose: Development and Lessons Learned From a Mobile Technology Weight Loss Intervention.” Jmir Mhealth Uhealth 7, no. 2 (February 13, 2019): e11972. https://doi.org/10.2196/11972.

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30758297
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Taylor, Shannon S., Maren K. Olsen, Megan A. McVay, Janet Grubber, Jennifer M. Gierisch, William S. Yancy, and Corrine I. Voils. “The role of group cohesion in a group-based behavioral weight loss intervention.” J Behav Med 42, no. 1 (February 2019): 162–68. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-018-9953-4.

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30076501
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