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

Publications

Buis, Lorraine R., Felicia A. McCant, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Lori A. Bastian, Eugene Z. Oddone, Caroline R. Richardson, Hyungjin Myra Kim, et al. “Understanding the Effect of Adding Automated and Human Coaching to a Mobile Health Physical Activity App for Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial of the Stay Strong Intervention.” Jmir Res Protoc 8, no. 1 (January 29, 2019): e12526. https://doi.org/10.2196/12526.

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30694208
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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): 59. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0726-5.

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29661214
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Goldstein, Karen M., Leah L. Zullig, Amir Alishahi-Tabriz, Timothy Brearly, Eric Dedert, Giselle Raitz, Suchita S. Sata, et al. “TELEHEALTH FOR WOMEN: AN EVIDENCE MAP.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33:S350–51. SPRINGER, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Nouri, Sarah, Laura Damschroder, Maren Olson, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Angela Fagerlin, Linda L. Sanders, Felicia A. McCant, and Eugene Oddone. “DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF HEALTH COACHING ON VETERANS WITH LOW HEALTH LITERACY AND NUMERACY: SECONDARY ANALYSIS OF THE ACTIVATE TRIAL.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33:S162–S162. SPRINGER, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Hughes, Jaime M., Christi S. Ulmer, Jennifer M. Gierisch, S. Nicole Hastings, and Matthew O. Howard. “Insomnia in United States military veterans: An integrated theoretical model.” Clin Psychol Rev 59 (February 2018): 118–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2017.11.005.

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29180102
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