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

Gierisch, Jennifer M., Evan R. Myers, Kristine M. Schmit, Matthew J. Crowley, Douglas C. McCrory, Ranee Chatterjee, Remy R. Coeytaux, Amy Kendrick, and Gillian D. Sanders. “Prioritization of research addressing management strategies for ductal carcinoma in situ.” Ann Intern Med 160, no. 7 (April 1, 2014): 484–91. https://doi.org/10.7326/M13-2548.

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24567146
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Crowley, Matthew J., Douglas C. McCrory, Ranee Chatterjee, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Evan R. Myers, Kristine M. Schmit, Remy R. Coeytaux, Christoph U. Correll, Amy S. Kendrick, and Gillian D. Sanders. “Prioritization of research addressing antipsychotics for adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder.” Ann Intern Med 160, no. 7 (April 1, 2014): 492–98. https://doi.org/10.7326/M13-2549.

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24567115
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Moorman, Patricia G., Laura J. Havrilesky, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Remy R. Coeytaux, William J. Lowery, Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, Michaela Dinan, et al. “Oral contraceptives and risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer among high-risk women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Clin Oncol 31, no. 33 (November 20, 2013): 4188–98. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2013.48.9021.

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24145348
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Gierisch, Jennifer M., and Laura J. Fish. “Capsule commentary on Katz et al., Implementing smoking cessation guidelines for hospitalized veterans: effects on nurse attitudes and performance.” J Gen Intern Med 28, no. 11 (November 2013): 1493. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-013-2503-4.

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23739811
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Gierisch, Jennifer M., Remy R. Coeytaux, Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, Laura J. Havrilesky, Patricia G. Moorman, William J. Lowery, Michaela Dinan, et al. “Oral contraceptive use and risk of breast, cervical, colorectal, and endometrial cancers: a systematic review.” Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22, no. 11 (November 2013): 1931–43. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-0298.

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24014598
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Peragallo Urrutia, Rachel, Remy R. Coeytaux, Amanda J. McBroom, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Laura J. Havrilesky, Patricia G. Moorman, William J. Lowery, et al. “Risk of acute thromboembolic events with oral contraceptive use: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Obstet Gynecol 122, no. 2 Pt 1 (August 2013): 380–89. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0b013e3182994c43.

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23969809
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Havrilesky, Laura J., Patricia G. Moorman, William J. Lowery, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Remy R. Coeytaux, Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, Michaela Dinan, et al. “Oral contraceptive pills as primary prevention for ovarian cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Obstet Gynecol 122, no. 1 (July 2013): 139–47. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0b013e318291c235.

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23743450
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Havrilesky, Laura J., Jennifer M. Gierisch, Patricia G. Moorman, Remy R. Coeytaux, Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, William J. Lowery, Michaela Dinan, et al. “Oral contraceptive use for the primary prevention of ovarian cancer.” Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep), no. 212 (June 2013): 1–514.

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24423062
Scholars@Duke

Straits-Troster, Kristy, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Jennifer L. Strauss, Dennis G. Dyck, Lisa B. Dixon, Diane Norell, and Deborah A. Perlick. “Multifamily group treatment for veterans with traumatic brain injury: what is the value to participants?” Psychiatr Serv 64, no. 6 (June 2013): 541–46. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.001632012.

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