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., 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

Goode, Adam P., Katherine S. Hall, Bryan C. Batch, Kim M. Huffman, S Nicole Hastings, Kelli D. Allen, Ryan J. Shaw, et al. “The Impact of Interventions that Integrate Accelerometers on Physical Activity and Weight Loss: A Systematic Review.” Ann Behav Med 51, no. 1 (February 2017): 79–93. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12160-016-9829-1.

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27565168
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Andrews, Sara M., Nina R. Sperber, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Susanne Danus, Stephanie L. Macy, Hayden B. Bosworth, David Edelman, and Matthew J. Crowley. “Patient perceptions of a comprehensive telemedicine intervention to address persistent poorly controlled diabetes.” Patient Prefer Adherence 11 (2017): 469–78. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S125673.

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28424543
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Voils, C. I., J. M. Grubber, M. A. McVay, M. K. Olsen, J. Bolton, J. M. Gierisch, S. S. Taylor, M. L. Maciejewski, and W. S. Yancy. “Recruitment and Retention for a Weight Loss Maintenance Trial Involving Weight Loss Prior to Randomization.” Obes Sci Pract 2, no. 4 (December 2016): 355–65. https://doi.org/10.1002/osp4.58.

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28090340
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Duan-Porter, Wei, Karen M. Goldstein, Jennifer R. McDuffie, Jaime M. Hughes, Megan E. B. Clowse, Ruth S. Klap, Varsha Masilamani, et al. “Reporting of Sex Effects by Systematic Reviews on Interventions for Depression, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain.” Ann Intern Med 165, no. 3 (August 2, 2016): 184–93. https://doi.org/10.7326/M15-2877.

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27111355
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Gayer, Christopher C., Matthew J. Crowley, William F. Lawrence, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Bridget Gaglio, John W. Williams, Evan R. Myers, Amy Kendrick, Jean Slutsky, and Gillian D. Sanders. “An overview and discussion of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's decision aid portfolio.” J Comp Eff Res 5, no. 4 (July 2016): 407–15. https://doi.org/10.2217/cer-2016-0002.

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27298206
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Duan-Porter, Wei, Karen M. Goldstein, Jennifer McDuffie, Jaime M. Hughes, Megan Clowse, Ruth Klap, Varsha Masilamani, et al. “MAPPING THE EVIDENCE: INTERVENTION SEX EFFECTS FOR DEPRESSION, DIABETES, AND CHRONIC PAIN.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 31:S296–97. SPRINGER, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

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