Gerald Jerome, Ph.D., FAHA, FACSM


Gerald Jerome, Ph.D., FAHA, FACSM

Contact Information

Burdick Hall, 131 D
Mon & Wed 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
& by appointment


Ph.D., Exercise Psychology, University of Illinois

M.H.Sc., 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 60 peer reviewed publications. He is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association (Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism).

Select Publications

  • 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

  • Jerome G.J., Ko S.U., Chiles Shaffer N.S., Studenski S.A., Ferrucci L., Simonsick E.M. (2016). Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Associations Between Adiposity and Walking Endurance in Adults Age 60-79. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. (16) doi:10.1093/gerona/glw054. PMC5106854.

  • Pratt S.I., Jerome G.J., Schneider K.L., Craft L.L., Buman M.P., Stoutenberg M., Daumit G.L., Bartels S.J., Goodrich D.E. (2016). Increasing US health plan coverage for exercise programming in community mental health settings for people with serious mental illness: a position statement from the Society of Behavior Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. Transl Behav Med. (6)3:478-81. doi: 10.1007/s13142-016-0407-7. PMC4987610

  • Jerome G.J., Myers, V.H., Young, D.R., Matthews-Ewald, M.R., Coughlin, J.W., Wingo, B.C., Ard, J.D., Champagne, C.M., Funk, K.L., Stevens, V.J., Brantley, P.J. (2015). Psychosocial predictors of weight loss by race and sex. Clinical Obesity, 5(6):e34. doi:10.1111/cob.12120. PMC4715521.

  •  Dalcin, A.T., Jerome, G.J., Fitzpatrick, S.L., Louis, T.A., Wang, N-Y., Bennett, W.L., Durkin, N., Clark, J.M., Daumit, G.L., Appel, L.J., Coughlin, J.W. (2015). Perceived helpfulness of the individual components of a behavioral weight loss program. Results from the Hopkins POWER Trial. Obesity Science & Practice, 1(1):23-32. doi: 10.1002/osp4.6. PMC5019229.

  •  Jerome G.J., Ko S.U., Kauffman, D., Studenski, S.A., Ferrucci, L., & Simonsick, E.M. (2015). Gait characteristics associated with walking speed decline in older adults: Results from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 60(2): 239-43-.. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2015.01.007. PMC4330111.

  • Jerome, G.J., Alavi, R., Daumit, G.L., Wang, N.Y., Durkin, N., Yeh, H.C., Clark, J.M., Dalcin, A., Coughlin, J.W. Charleston, J., Louis, T.A. & Appel, L.J. (2015). Willingness to pay for continued delivery of a lifestyle-based weight loss program: the Hopkins POWER Trial. Obesity.23(2): 282-5 doi: 10.1002/oby.20981. PMC4310798.

  • Jerome, G.J., Dalcin, A., Coughlin, J.W. Fitspatrick, S., Wang, N.Y., Durkin, N., Yeh, H.C., Charleston, J., Pozefsky, T., Daumit, G.L., Clark, J.M., Louis, T.A. & Appel, L.J. (2014). Longitudinal accuracy of web-based self-reported weights: Results from the Hopkins POWER trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(7):e173. doi: 10.2196/jmir.3332. PMC4129117

Courses Taught 

  • KNES 361 Exercise Psychology 
  • KNES 367 Quantitative Research Methods