Jerilyn (Jeri) Allen, ScD, RN, FAAN
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.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and InterestPreventive cardiology, health behavior change, cardiovascular risk factors, women & heart disease, nurse case management, technology & health
Allen J.K., Stephens J., Patel A. “Technology-Assisted Weight Management Interventions: Systematic review of clinical trials.” 2014. Telemedicine and e-Health. Dec 20(12):1130-20.
Allen J.K., Dennison Himmelfarb C.R., Szanton S.L., Frick K.D. “Cost-Effectiveness of Nurse Practitioner/Community Health Worker Care to Reduce Cardiovascular Health Disparities.” 2014. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Jul;29(4):308-14.
Allen J.K., Stephens J., Demmison Himmelfarb C.R., Stewart K.J., Hauk S.“Randomized Controlled Pilot Study Testing Use of Smartphone Technology for Obesity Treatment.” Journal of Obesity. Epub 2013 Dec 10.
Allen J.K., Dennison Himmelfarb C.R., Szanton S.L., Bone L., Hill M.N., Levine D.M., West M., Barlow A., Lewis-Boyer L., Donnelly-Strozzo M., Curtis C., Anderson K.“Community Outreach and Cardiovascular Health (COACH) Trial: A randomized, controlled trial of nurse practitioner/community health worker cardiovascular disease risk reduction in urban community health centers.” 2011. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 4(6):595-602.
- Primary and secondary prevention of heart disease
- Health behavior change interventions
- Nurse case management
- Use of technology for behavior change
Awards and 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