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Girardin Jean-Louis

Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD

Professor, Department of Population Health

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

sleep, behavior, circadian rhythm, cardiovascular health, aging, health disparity

Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD, is Professor of Population Health and Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health.  He is Director of the NHLBI-funded PRIDE Summer Institute on Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Training Institute and Director of the T32 Program on Translational Behavioral Cardiovascular Health Research. He served for three years on the NHLBI’s Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board, and for four years as a member of the Cancer, Heart, and Sleep Epidemiology (CHSB) study section, and the NHLBI Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group.

Dr. Jean-Louis has been involved in several important NIH-funded studies, which have led to over 300 publications, primarily in sleep and cardio-metabolic diseases, circadian rhythm, aging, and health disparities. His research findings have appeared in 150 scientific conference proceedings and book chapters and 180 peer-reviewed scientific journals. The overarching goal of his research is to address patient-level, provider-level, and system-level barriers hindering adoption of healthful practices. His research focuses on the application of tailored and agile behavioral models to enhance treatment adherence to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and early mortality among disadvantaged minorities.

Dr. Jean-Louis’s research addresses how sociocultural and environmental determinants of health behavior prevent access to adequate care in low-income and black communities, which are disproportionately burdened by adverse cardiovascular outcomes. His current studies aim to (a) identify barriers to diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea-related metabolic and brain health among minorities and to (b) ascertain the effectiveness of agile behavioral models in improving adherence to recommended therapies. His studies also aim to engage patients, community providers and stakeholders in developing messages to promote health literacy at the community level. By linking community health promotion to the healthcare system, Dr. Jean-Louis’ research and educational programs are helping to achieve objectives of the national mandate to increase health equity in vulnerable communities.



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Professor, Department of Population Health

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

PhD from City College

Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, Circadian Pacemaker Lab

Robbins, Rebecca; Grandner, Michael A; Buxton, Orfeu M; Hale, Lauren; Buysse, Daniel J; Knutson, Kristen L; Patel, Sanjay R; Troxel, Wendy M; Youngstedt, Shawn D; Czeisler, Charles A; Jean-Louis, Girardin

Sleep health. 2019 Aug; 5(4):409-417

Robbins, Rebecca; Jean-Louis, Girardin; Gallagher, Rebecca A; Hale, Lauren; Branas, Charles C; Gooneratne, Nalaka; Alfonso-Miller, Pamela; Perlis, Michael; Grandner, Michael A

Sleep medicine. 2019 Aug; 60:165-172

Bubu, Omonigho M; Pirraglia, Elizabeth; Andrade, Andreia G; Sharma, Ram A; Gimenez-Badia, Sandra; Umasabor-Bubu, Ogie Q; Hogan, Megan M; Shim, Amanda M; Mukhtar, Fahad; Sharma, Nidhi; Mbah, Alfred K; Seixas, Azizi A; Kam, Korey; Zizi, Ferdinand; Borenstein, Amy R; Mortimer, James A; Kip, Kevin E; Morgan, David; Rosenzweig, Ivana; Ayappa, Indu; Rapoport, David M; Jean-Louis, Girardin; Varga, Andrew W; Osorio, Ricardo S

Sleep. 2019 Jun 11; 42(6):

Schneeberger, Andres R; Seixas, Azizi; Schweinfurth, Nina; Lang, Undine E; Cajochen, Christian; Bux, Donald A; Richards, Shannique; Jean-Louis, Girardin; Huber, Christian G

International journal of environmental research & public health. 2019 01 21; 16(2):

Chung, Alicia; Wallace, Barbara; Stanton-Kokio, Monica; Seixas, Azizi; Jean-Louis, Girardin

JMIR pediatrics & parenting. 2019 Jan-Jun; 2(1):e12501

Seixas, Azizi A; Chung, Debbie P; Richards, Shannique L; Madhavaram, Shreya; Raghavan, Preeti; Gago, Juan; Casimir, George; Jean-Louis, Girardin

Neuropsychiatric disease & treatment. 2019 Jan; 15:177-182

Blanc, Judite; Nunes, Jao; Williams, Natasha; Robbins, Rebecca; Seixas, Azizi A; Jean-Louis, Girardin

Sleep and health. [S.l.] : Elsevier Ltd. Academic Press, [2019]. p.473-480. (3827652)

Seixas, Azizi A; Robbins, Rebecca; Chung, Alicia; Popp, Collin; Donley, Tiffany; McFarlane, Samy I; Moore, Jesse; Jean-Louis, Girardin

Sleep and health. [S.l.] : Elsevier Ltd. Academic Press, [2019]. p.213-225. (3827642)