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

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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Voils, Corrine I., Erica Levine, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Jane Pendergast, Sarah L. Hale, Megan A. McVay, Shelby D. Reed, et al. “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.” Contemp Clin Trials 65 (February 2018): 116–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2017.12.007.

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29289702
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Stolldorf, Deonni P., Alice G. Fortune-Britt, Jason A. Nieuwsma, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Santanu K. Datta, Clyde Angel, Dick D. Millspaugh, and George L. Jackson. “Measuring sustainability of a grassroots program in a large integrated health care delivery system: the Warrior to Soul Mate Program.” J Mil Veteran Fam Health 4, no. 2 (2018): 81–90. https://doi.org/10.3138/jmvfh.2017-0007.

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31448320
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Green, Kimberly T., Sarah M. Wilson, Paul A. Dennis, Jennifer J. Runnals, Rebecca A. Williams, Lori A. Bastian, Jean C. Beckham, et al. “Cigarette Smoking and Musculoskeletal Pain Severity Among Male and Female Afghanistan/Iraq Era Veterans.” Pain Med 18, no. 9 (September 1, 2017): 1795–1804. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnw339.

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28340108
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Nieuwsma, Jason A., Laura O. Wray, Corrine I. Voils, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Margaret Dundon, Cynthia J. Coffman, George L. Jackson, et al. “A problem-solving intervention for cardiovascular disease risk reduction in veterans: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial.” Contemp Clin Trials 60 (September 2017): 42–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2017.06.001.

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28600161
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Voils, Corrine I., Maren K. Olsen, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Megan A. McVay, Janet M. Grubber, Leslie Gaillard, Jamiyla Bolton, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Elizabeth Strawbridge, and William S. Yancy. “Maintenance of Weight Loss After Initiation of Nutrition Training: A Randomized Trial.” Ann Intern Med 166, no. 7 (April 4, 2017): 463–71. https://doi.org/10.7326/M16-2160.

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28241185
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Oddone, Eugene Z., Laura J. Damschroder, Jennifer Gierisch, Maren Olsen, Angela Fagerlin, Linda Sanders, Jordan Sparks, et al. “A Coaching by Telephone Intervention for Veterans and Care Team Engagement (ACTIVATE): A study protocol for a Hybrid Type I effectiveness-implementation randomized controlled trial.” Contemp Clin Trials 55 (April 2017): 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2017.01.007.

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28126455
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Hughes, Jaime M., David Edelman, Jennifer McDuffie, Hayden Bosworth, Eugene Oddone, Shannon S. Taylor, Cindy Swinkels, Andrzej Kosinski, and Jennifer M. Gierisch. “THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HEALTH COACHING: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.” In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51:S1828–29. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Sparks, Alicia, Mira Brancu, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Meredith Stewart, Suzanne Maman, and Kristy Straits-Troster. “UNDERSTANDING HOW OEF/OIF VETERANS CONCEPTUALIZE HEALTH DURING AND AFTER MILITARY SERVICE.” In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51:S1224–25. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Hughes, Jaime M., Christi S. Ulmer, Susan N. Hastings, Jennifer M. Gierisch, and Matthew O. Howard. “SLEEP, RESILIENCE, AND PSYCHIATRIC DISTRESS IN UNITED STATES MILITARY VETERANS.” In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51:S1358–59. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

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