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Jerilyn (Jeri) Allen, ScD, MS, RN

Professor Emerita
M. Adelaide Nutting Chair
Jerilyn Allen
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Adult Health
  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes
  • Education
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Technology


Jerilyn Allen is known throughout the international nursing and medical communities for her research on the prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as beneficial lifestyle modifications for persons with or at high risk for the disease. Through clinical and community-based research, Dr. Allen has developed and tested such innovative care models as a nurse case management program for the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors and increasing adherence to national guidelines in federally qualified community clinics to improve health outcomes in patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease in urban underserved populations. As principal investigator and co-investigator on multidisciplinary research teams in the medical and public health arenas, she has advocated the nursing perspective on issues critical to care. Dr. Allen is a highly regarded mentor, guiding and developing faculty and students within the schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health at Johns Hopkins and other universities internationally.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Francis, L., Shodeinde, L., Black, M.M., Allen, J. (2018) Examining the Obesogenic Attributes of the Family Child Care Home Environment: A Literature Review. Journal of Obesity, June 10:3490651.

    Francis-Petit, L., Spaulding, E., Turkson-Ocran, R., & Allen, J. (2017) Randomized Trials of Nurse-Delivered Interventions in Weight Management Research: A Systematic Review. Western Journal of Nursing Research, Aug;39(8):1120-1150.

    Stephens, J. D., Yager, A. M., & Allen, J. (2017). Smartphone technology and text messaging for weight loss in young adults: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 32(1), 39-4.

    Fitzpatrick, S. L., Golden, S. H., Stewart, K., Sutherland, J., DeGross, S., Brown, T., Wang, N. Y., Allen, J., Cooper, L. A., & Hill-Briggs, F. (2016). Effect of DECIDE (Decision-making Education for Choices In Diabetes Everyday) Program Delivery Modalities on Clinical and Behavioral Outcomes in Urban African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Trial. Diabetes Care, 39(12), 2149-2157.

    Commodore-Mensah, Y., Hill, M., Allen, J., Cooper, L. A., Blumenthal, R., Agyemang, C., & Dennison-Himmelfarb, C. (2016) Sex differences in Cardiovascular Disease Risk of Ghanaian and Nigerian-born West African Immigrants in the United States: The Afro-Cardiac Study. Journal of the American Heart Association, 5(2).

  • Awards/Honors

    2012 Ada Sue Hinshaw Award, National Institutes of Health’s Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research

    2012 Sigma Theta Tau International Researchers Hall of Fame

    2009-present Fellow, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

    2009-present Fellow, National Lipid Association

    2006-present M. Adelaide Nutting Professor in Nursing Research

    2000 Best Abstract Award of the 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association

    1999 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, American Nurses Association

    1998 Katharine A. Lembright Award for outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of cardiovascular nursing research, American Heart Association

    1997 Special Recognition Award, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, American Heart Association, for leadership and contributions to the Council

    1994 The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award

    1992 Fellow, American Heart Association

    1991-1996 Academic Investigator Award, National Institute for Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health

    1991 Presidential Recognition Award, American Heart Association, Maryland Affiliate for contributions at the statewide level to cardiovascular education and research, and medical and community programs, including public affairs