Dr. Jerilyn Allen is a professor and the M Adelaide Nutting Chair at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with joint appointments in the Schools of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. The contributions of her program of research to the understanding of cardiovascular risk factors, prevention, and lifestyle modification in persons with or at high risk for the development of cardiovascular disease is well- recognized and highly regarded in the field of cardiovascular nursing and medicine. She has developed and tested innovative models to advance patient care such as a program of home-based risk factor modification, a nurse case management system for the treatment of hyperlipidemia, and improving adherence to national guidelines in federally qualified community clinics to reduce total cardiovascular risk in urban underserved communities.
As the principal investigator and co-investigator on multidisciplinary research teams in the medical and public health arenas, she has advocated for issues critical to prevention and patient-centered care. This has shaped the scope of research questions asked and their relevance to cardiovascular health. Dr. Allen has presented her work both nationally and internationally and authored many outstanding publications in refereed, peer-reviewed journals. The interdisciplinary nature and findings of the research have made important contributions to the practice of nurses, physicians, and other health care providers who are involved in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Her research is always characterized by its innovation and clinical relevance.
Dr Allen’s expertise has been sought for formal consultation on numerous research initiatives in the US and abroad, influencing the directions of research, practice and policy. She has successfully directed institutional training grants, centers of interdisciplinary research, the PhD program, and served as the associate dean for research. Dr. Allen serves actively as a positive mentor, teaching, guiding, and developing faculty and students in research within the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and other universities nationally and internationally.