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Jerilyn K. Allen

AllenJerilynJERILYN K. ALLEN, SPH 1988 (ScD), the M. Adelaide Nutting Professor, is associate dean for research and director of a training program in interdisciplinary health disparities research. Dr. Allen’s research has contributed to the understanding of cardiovascular risk factors, prevention, and lifestyle modification in persons with or at high risk for the development of cardiovascular disease. 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. She has developed and tested innovative models to advance nursing 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. The author of many publications in refereed, peer-reviewed nursing and medical journals, Dr. Allen serves as a mentor to faculty and students in research not only within the School of Nursing, but also in Hopkins’ School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health where she holds joint appointments.