Jerilyn Allen is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She 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.