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, 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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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, March 15, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15854.

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30875098
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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). 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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Goldstein, Karen M., Leah L. Zullig, Eric A. Dedert, Amir Alishahi Tabriz, Timothy W. Brearly, Giselle Raitz, Suchita Shah Sata, et al. “Telehealth Interventions Designed for Women: an Evidence Map..” J Gen Intern Med 33, no. 12 (December 2018): 2191–2200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4655-8.

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30284173
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Hughes, J. M., C. S. Ulmer, S. N. Hastings, J. M. Gierisch, J. M. Mid-Atlantic VA MIRECC Workgroup, and M. O. Howard. “Sleep, resilience, and psychological distress in United States military Veterans.” Military Psychology 30, no. 5 (September 3, 2018): 404–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/08995605.2018.1478551.

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Oddone, Eugene Z., Jennifer M. Gierisch, Linda L. Sanders, Angela Fagerlin, Jordan Sparks, Felicia McCant, Carrie May, Maren K. Olsen, and Laura J. Damschroder. “A Coaching by Telephone Intervention on Engaging Patients to Address Modifiable Cardiovascular Risk Factors: a Randomized Controlled Trial..” J Gen Intern Med 33, no. 9 (September 2018): 1487–94. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4398-6.

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29736750
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Goldstein, Karen M., Dawne Vogt, Alison Hamilton, Susan M. Frayne, Jennifer Gierisch, Jill Blakeney, Anne Sadler, et al. “Practice-based research networks add value to evidence-based quality improvement..” Healthc (Amst) 6, no. 2 (June 2018): 128–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hjdsi.2017.06.008.

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28711505
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Hughes, Jaime M., Christi S. Ulmer, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Jennifer M. Mid-Atlantic VA MIRECC Workgroup, and Matthew O. Howard. “Single-Item Measures for Detecting Sleep Problems in United States Military Veterans..” In J Gen Intern Med, 33:698–704, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-017-4250-4.

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29362959
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Adam, Gaelen P., Stacey Springs, Thomas Trikalinos, John W. Williams, Jennifer L. Eaton, Megan Von Isenburg, Jennifer M. Gierisch, et al. “Does information from ClinicalTrials.gov increase transparency and reduce bias? Results from a five-report case series..” Syst Rev 7, no. 1 (April 16, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0726-5.

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29661214
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