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 Partnered Research Methods Core (PRESTO)  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 also served as a faculty director of the Duke Clinical Translational Science Institute's  Community Engaged Research Initiative (CeRi) for five years

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) participatory and  community engaged research approaches.

Area of expertise: health behavior, community-engaged research, evidence synthesis, intervention development,  qualitative research

Education and Training

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

Publications

Drake, Connor, Allison A. Lewinski, Abigail Rader, Julie Schexnayder, Hayden B. Bosworth, Karen M. Goldstein, Jennifer Gierisch, Courtney White-Clark, Felicia McCant, and Leah L. Zullig. “Addressing Hypertension Outcomes Using Telehealth and Population Health Managers: Adaptations and Implementation Considerations.” Curr Hypertens Rep, May 10, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11906-022-01193-6.

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35536464
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Shepherd-Banigan, Megan, Connor Drake, Jessica R. Dietch, Abigail Shapiro, Amir Alishahi Tabriz, Elizabeth E. Van Voorhees, Diya M. Uthappa, et al. “Primary Care Engagement Among Individuals with Experiences of Homelessness and Serious Mental Illness: an Evidence Map.” J Gen Intern Med 37, no. 6 (May 2022): 1513–23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-07244-z.

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35237885
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Rosenberg, Shoshana M., Jennifer M. Gierisch, Anna C. Revette, Carol L. Lowenstein, Elizabeth S. Frank, Deborah E. Collyar, Thomas Lynch, Alastair M. Thompson, Ann H. Partridge, and E Shelley Hwang. “"Is it cancer or not?" A qualitative exploration of survivor concerns surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ.” Cancer 128, no. 8 (April 15, 2022): 1676–83. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.34126.

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35191017
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Rushton, Sharron, Allison A. Lewinski, Soohyun Hwang, Leah L. Zullig, Katharine A. Ball Ricks, Katherine Ramos, Adelaide Gordon, et al. “Barriers and facilitators to the implementation and adoption of improvement coaching: A qualitative evidence synthesis.” J Clin Nurs, April 10, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16247.

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35403322
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Ballengee, Lindsay A., Sharron Rushton, Allison A. Lewinski, Soohyun Hwang, Leah L. Zullig, Katharine A Ball Ricks, Katherine Ramos, et al. “Effectiveness of Quality Improvement Coaching on Process Outcomes in Health Care Settings: A Systematic Review.” J Gen Intern Med 37, no. 4 (March 2022): 885–99. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-07217-2.

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34981354
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Lewinski, Allison A., Caitlin Sullivan, Kelli D. Allen, Matthew J. Crowley, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Karen M. Goldstein, Kaileigh Gray, et al. “Accelerating Implementation of Virtual Care in an Integrated Health Care System: Future Research and Operations Priorities.” J Gen Intern Med 36, no. 8 (August 2021): 2434–42. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-020-06517-3.

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33496928
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Goldstein, Karen M., Jennifer M. Gierisch, Matthew Tucker, John W. Williams, Rowena J. Dolor, and Wendy Henderson. “Options for Meaningful Engagement in Clinical Research for Busy Frontline Clinicians.” J Gen Intern Med 36, no. 7 (July 2021): 2100–2104. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-020-06587-3.

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33528778
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Goldstein, Karen M., Kamrouz Ghadimi, Harry Mystakelis, Yuanyuan Kong, Tongtong Meng, Sarah Cantrell, Megan Von Isenburg, et al. “Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019 During Nebulizer Treatment: A Systematic Review.” J Aerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv 34, no. 3 (June 2021): 155–70. https://doi.org/10.1089/jamp.2020.1659.

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33887156
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Voils, Corrine I., Jane Pendergast, Sarah L. Hale, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Elizabeth M. Strawbridge, Erica Levine, Megan A. McVay, Shelby D. Reed, William S. Yancy, and Ryan J. Shaw. “A randomized feasibility pilot trial of a financial incentives intervention for dietary self-monitoring and weight loss in adults with obesity.” Transl Behav Med 11, no. 4 (April 26, 2021): 954–69. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibaa102.

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33245118
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Lewinski, Allison A., Hayden B. Bosworth, Karen M. Goldstein, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Shelley Jazowski, Felicia McCant, Courtney White-Clark, Valerie A. Smith, and Leah L. Zullig. “Improving cardiovascular outcomes by using team-supported, EHR-leveraged, active management: Disseminating a successful quality improvement project.” Contemp Clin Trials Commun 21 (March 2021): 100705. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100705.

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33644491
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