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

Peragallo Urrutia, R., R. R. Coeytaux, A. J. McBroom, J. M. Gierisch, L. J. Havrilesky, P. G. Moorman, W. J. Lowery, et al. “Risk of acute thromboembolic events with oral contraceptive use: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Obstetrics and Gynecology 122, no. 2 Pt 1 (January 1, 2013): 380–89.

Scholars@Duke

O’Neill, Suzanne C., Isaac M. Lipkus, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Barbara K. Rimer, and J Michael Bowling. “It's the amount of thought that counts: when ambivalence contributes to mammography screening delay.” Womens Health Issues 22, no. 2 (March 2012): e189–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2011.08.008.

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22055988
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Gierisch, Jennifer M., Lori A. Bastian, Patrick S. Calhoun, Jennifer R. McDuffie, and John W. Williams. “Smoking cessation interventions for patients with depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Gen Intern Med 27, no. 3 (March 2012): 351–60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-011-1915-2.

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22038468
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Fish, Laura J., Jennifer M. Gierisch, Karen M. Stechuchak, Steven C. Grambow, Lesley D. Rohrer, and Lori A. Bastian. “Correlates of expected positive and negative support for smoking cessation among a sample of chronically ill veterans.” Addict Behav 37, no. 1 (January 2012): 135–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.08.013.

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21978930
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Gierisch, Jennifer M., Kristy Straits-Tröster, Patrick S. Calhoun, Jean C. Beckham, Shawn Acheson, and Kim Hamlett-Berry. “Tobacco use among Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans: a qualitative study of barriers, facilitators, and treatment preferences.” Prev Chronic Dis 9 (2012): E58. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.110131.

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22338598
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Rohrer, Lesley D., Jennifer M. Gierisch, Laura J. Fish, Jill K. Blakeney, and Lori A. Bastian. “A five-step guide for moving from observational studies to interventional research for women veterans.” Womens Health Issues 21, no. 4 Suppl (July 2011): S98-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2011.05.004.

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21724150
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Bastian, Lori A., Laura J. Fish, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Lesley Rohrer, Karen M. Stechuchak, and Steven Grambow. “COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS TRIAL OF FAMILY-SUPPORTED SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION VERSUS STANDARD TELEPHONE COUNSELING FOR CHRONICALLY ILL VETERANS.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 26 (May 1, 2011): S297–S297.

Scholars@Duke

Gierisch, Jennifer M., Paul L. Reiter, Barbara K. Rimer, and Noel T. Brewer. “Standard definitions of adherence for infrequent yet repeated health behaviors.” Am J Health Behav 34, no. 6 (November 2010): 669–79. https://doi.org/10.5993/ajhb.34.6.4.

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20604693
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Gierisch, Jennifer M., Jessica T. DeFrank, J Michael Bowling, Barbara K. Rimer, Jeanine M. Matuszewski, David Farrell, and Celette Sugg Skinner. “Finding the minimal intervention needed for sustained mammography adherence.” Am J Prev Med 39, no. 4 (October 2010): 334–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2010.05.020.

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20837284
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