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 and postdoctoral fellowship director with the Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT)  and Co-Director of the Evidence Synthesis-based Program 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

Nouri, SS, Damschroder, LJ, Olsen, MK, Gierisch, JM, Fagerlin, A, Sanders, LL, McCant, F, and Oddone, EZ. "Health Coaching Has Differential Effects on Veterans with Limited Health Literacy and Numeracy: a Secondary Analysis of ACTIVATE." Journal of General Internal Medicine 34, no. 4 (April 2019): 552-558.

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30756302
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Taylor, SS, Olsen, MK, McVay, MA, Grubber, J, Gierisch, JM, Yancy, WS, and Voils, CI. "The role of group cohesion in a group-based behavioral weight loss intervention." Journal of Behavioral Medicine 42, no. 1 (February 2019): 162-168.

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30076501
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Goldstein, KM, Zullig, LL, Dedert, EA, Alishahi Tabriz, A, Brearly, TW, Raitz, G, Sata, SS, Whited, JD, Bosworth, HB, Gordon, AM, Nagi, A, Williams, JW, and Gierisch, JM. "Telehealth Interventions Designed for Women: an Evidence Map." Journal of General Internal Medicine 33, no. 12 (December 2018): 2191-2200.

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30284173
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Hughes, JM, Ulmer, CS, Hastings, SN, Gierisch, JM, Mid-Atlantic VA MIRECC Workgroup, , and Howard, MO. "Sleep, resilience, and psychological distress in United States military Veterans." Military Psychology 30, no. 5 (September 3, 2018): 404-414.

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Oddone, EZ, Gierisch, JM, Sanders, LL, Fagerlin, A, Sparks, J, McCant, F, May, C, Olsen, MK, and Damschroder, LJ. "A Coaching by Telephone Intervention on Engaging Patients to Address Modifiable Cardiovascular Risk Factors: a Randomized Controlled Trial." Journal of General Internal Medicine 33, no. 9 (September 2018): 1487-1494.

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29736750
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Goldstein, KM, Vogt, D, Hamilton, A, Frayne, SM, Gierisch, J, Blakeney, J, Sadler, A, Bean-Mayberry, BM, Carney, D, DiLeone, B, Fox, AB, Klap, R, Yee, E, Romodan, Y, Strehlow, H, Yosef, J, and Yano, EM. "Practice-based research networks add value to evidence-based quality improvement." Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 6, no. 2 (June 2018): 128-134.

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28711505
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Hughes, JM, Ulmer, CS, Gierisch, JM, Mid-Atlantic VA MIRECC Workgroup, , and Howard, MO. "Single-Item Measures for Detecting Sleep Problems in United States Military Veterans." May 2018.

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29362959
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Adam, GP, Springs, S, Trikalinos, T, Williams, JW, Eaton, JL, Von Isenburg, M, Gierisch, JM, Wilson, LM, Robinson, KA, Viswanathan, M, Middleton, JC, Forman-Hoffman, VL, Berliner, E, and Kaplan, RM. "Does information from ClinicalTrials.gov increase transparency and reduce bias? Results from a five-report case series." Systematic Reviews 7, no. 1 (April 16, 2018): 59-null.

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29661214
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Hughes, JM, Ulmer, CS, Gierisch, JM, Nicole Hastings, S, and Howard, MO. "Insomnia in United States military veterans: An integrated theoretical model." Clinical Psychology Review 59 (February 2018): 118-125. (Review)

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29180102
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Voils, CI, Levine, E, Gierisch, JM, Pendergast, J, Hale, SL, McVay, MA, Reed, SD, Yancy, WS, Bennett, G, Strawbridge, EM, White, AC, and Shaw, RJ. "Study protocol for Log2Lose: A feasibility randomized controlled trial to evaluate financial incentives for dietary self-monitoring and interim weight loss in adults with obesity." Contemporary clinical trials 65 (February 2018): 116-122.

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29289702
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