Girardin Jean-Louis

NYU Langone Medical Center, USA


G. Jean‐Louis, a Ph.D. degree holder, serves as a Professor of population health and psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center, Division of Health and Behavior, New York, NY, USA, and Director of NHLBI‐funded PRIDE Institute on Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research. He serves on NHLBI’s Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board, the Cardiovascular and Sleep Epidemiology (CASE) study section, and the NHLBI Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group (ZHL1 CSR‐X). Dr. Jean‐Louis has been involved in several important NIH‐funded studies, which have led to over 200 publications, primarily in sleep and cardiometabolic diseases, circadian rhythm, and health disparities. His research findings have appeared in 120 scientific conference proceedings and book chapters and in 85 peer‐reviewed scientific journals. The overarching goal of his research at NYU’s Center for Healthful Behavior Change is to address patient‐level, provider‐level, and system‐level barriers hindering adoption of healthful practices. His research focuses on the application of tailored behavioral models to enhance treatment adherence in order to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and early mortality among underserved or disadvantaged communities. Dr. Jean‐Louis’ research addresses sociocultural and environmental determinants of health behavior preventing access to adequate care in disparity communities, which are disproportionately burdened by adverse cardiovascular outcomes. His current studies aim to delineate barriers hindering diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea‐related metabolic diseases among minorities and to ascertain efficacy of behavioral models in enhancing adherence to recommended therapies. Studies also aim to engage patients as well as community providers and stakeholders in developing messages to promote health literacy in vulnerable communities.

Biography Updated on 8 September 2014

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