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

Bastian, Lori A., Laura J. Fish, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Karen M. Stechuchak, Steven C. Grambow, and Francis J. Keefe. “Impact of Smoking Cessation on Subsequent Pain Intensity Among Chronically Ill Veterans Enrolled in a Smoking Cessation Trial.” J Pain Symptom Manage 50, no. 6 (December 2015): 822–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.06.012.

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26210348
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Myers, Evan R., Patricia Moorman, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Laura J. Havrilesky, Lars J. Grimm, Sujata Ghate, Brittany Davidson, et al. “Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review.” Jama 314, no. 15 (October 20, 2015): 1615–34. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2015.13183.

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26501537
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Fortune-Britt, Alice G., Jason A. Nieuwsma, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Santanu K. Datta, Deonni P. Stolldorf, William C. Cantrell, A Keith Ethridge, et al. “Evaluating the implementation and sustainability of a program for enhancing veterans' intimate relationships.” Mil Med 180, no. 6 (June 2015): 676–83. https://doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00336.

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26032383
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Majumder, Shounak, Jennifer M. Gierisch, and Lori A. Bastian. “The association of smoking and acute pancreatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Pancreas 44, no. 4 (May 2015): 540–46. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPA.0000000000000301.

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25872130
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Gierisch, J. M., Adam Goode, B. C. Batch, K. N. Huffman, K. S. Hall, S. N. Hastings, K. D. Allen, et al. “The Impact of Wearable Motion Sensing Technologies on Physical Activity: A Systematic Review.” Washington DC: Department of Veterans Affairs, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Edelman, David, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Jennifer R. McDuffie, Eugene Oddone, and John W. Williams. “Shared medical appointments for patients with diabetes mellitus: a systematic review.” J Gen Intern Med 30, no. 1 (January 2015): 99–106. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-014-2978-7.

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25107290
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Voils, Corrine I., Jennifer M. Gierisch, Maren K. Olsen, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Janet Grubber, Megan A. McVay, Jennifer L. Strauss, et al. “Study design and protocol for a theory-based behavioral intervention focusing on maintenance of weight loss: the Maintenance After Initiation of Nutrition TrAINing (MAINTAIN) study.” Contemp Clin Trials 39, no. 1 (September 2014): 95–105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2014.08.002.

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25117805
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Gierisch, Jennifer M., Evan R. Myers, Kristine M. Schmit, Douglas C. McCrory, Remy R. Coeytaux, Matthew J. Crowley, Ranee Chatterjee, Amy S. Kendrick, and Gillian D. Sanders. “Prioritization of patient-centered comparative effectiveness research for osteoarthritis.” Ann Intern Med 160, no. 12 (June 17, 2014): 836–41. https://doi.org/10.7326/M14-0318.

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24821227
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Voils, Corrine I., Jennifer M. Gierisch, William S. Yancy, Margarete Sandelowski, Rose Smith, Jamiyla Bolton, and Jennifer L. Strauss. “Differentiating Behavior Initiation and Maintenance: Theoretical Framework and Proof of Concept.” Health Educ Behav 41, no. 3 (June 2014): 325–36. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198113515242.

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24347145
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Gierisch, Jennifer M., Jason A. Nieuwsma, Daniel W. Bradford, Christine M. Wilder, Monica C. Mann-Wrobel, Amanda J. McBroom, Vic Hasselblad, and John W. Williams. “Pharmacologic and behavioral interventions to improve cardiovascular risk factors in adults with serious mental illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Clin Psychiatry 75, no. 5 (May 2014): e424–40. https://doi.org/10.4088/JCP.13r08558.

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24922495
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