Gerald Jerome, Ph.D., FAHA, FACSM


Gerald Jerome, Ph.D., FAHA, FACSM

Contact Info

Burdick Hall, 131 D
Mon. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
or by appointment.


Ph.D., Exercise Psychology, University of Illinois

M.H.S., Epidemiology of Aging, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

M.S., Sport Psychology, University of Arizona

Areas of Expertise

Lifestyle approaches to obesity treatment and prevention
Behavior change for CVD risk reduction
Epidemiology of physical activity and aging

Dr Jerome is a behavioral exercise scientist with a research focus on empowering people to make lifestyle changes that will improve their mental and physical health. He has expertise in the design, implementation and evaluation of physical activity oriented programs for the treatment and prevention of chronic conditions (e.g. cardiovascular disease, obesity, and mobility disability). His work has a strong theoretical foundation based on social cognitive theory.

Dr Jerome has over 70 peer reviewed publications. He is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association (Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health).

Select Publications

  • Jerome G.J., Lisman P.J., Dalcin A.T., Clark A., Milewski M. Weight Management Program for First Responders: Feasibility Study and Lessons Learned. (2020) Work, 65(1): 161-166. Doi:10.3233/WOR-193069.
  • Ko S.U., Jerome G.J., Simonsick E.M., & Ferrucci L. (2020) Obstacle-crossing task-related usual gate patterns of older adults differentiating falls and gait ability. J Aging Phys Act [epub]. doi: 10.1123/japa.2019-0227
  • Wennman H., Jerome G.J., Simonsick E.M., Sainio P., Valkeinen H., Borodulin K., & Stenholm S. (2020) Adiposity markers as predictors of 11-year decline in maximal walking speed in late midlife. J Appl Gerontol. [epub] doi: 10.1177/0733464820911542.
  • Dalcin A.T., Jerome G.J., Appel L.J., Dickerson F.B., Wang N.Y., Miller E.R., Young D.R., Charleston J.B., Gennusa J.V., Goldsholl S., Heller A., Evins A.E., Cather C., McGinty E.E., Crum R.M., & Daumit G.L. (2019) Need for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Persons With Serious Mental Illness: Design of a Comprehensive Intervention. Front Psychiatry. 8;9:786. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00786. PMC6375886.
  • Jerome, G.J., Rohm Young, D., Dalcin, A.T., Gennusa, J. 3rd, Wang, N.Y., Goldsholl, S., Appel, L.J., & Daumit, G.L. (2017) Cardiorespiratory benefits of group exercise among adults with serious mental illness. Psychiatry Research, (256):85-87. PMC5603397
  • Janssen, E.M., Jerome, G.J., Dalcin, A.T., Gennusa, J.V. 3rd, Goldsholl, S., Frick, K.D., Wang, N.Y., Appel, L.J., & Daumit, G.L. (2017). A cost analysis of implementing a behavioral weight loss intervention in community mental health settings: Results from the ACHIEVE trial. Obesity, 25(6):1006-1013. doi: 10.1002/oby.21836. PMC5445002


Courses Taught 

  • KNES 361 Exercise Psychology 
  • KNES 367 Quantitative Research Methods