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Jennifer Weuve, MPH, ScD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentEpidemiology
Address715 Albany Street, T331E
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-8384
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Jennifer Weuve, MPH, ScD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). In her research, she pursues answers to questions in two major realms of human health: (1) the forces that accelerate the aging of the brain and body, and (2) the health effects of being exposed to environmental toxicants. Underlying all of her research is a foundation in epidemiologic methods. Dr. Weuve is PI or co-investigator of several projects that encompass both of these realms. For example, she led a NIH-funded nationwide investigation, the first of its kind, of exposure to particulate matter air pollution and its relation to cognitive decline. In a second NIH-funded study, she evaluated exposure to local traffic-related air pollution among older residents in Chicago in relation to diminishing physical abilities. Currently, Dr. Weuve and co-PIs are validating a portable XRF instrument for quantifying lead in bone and mercury and manganese in toe nail (NIEHS). Such an instrument potentially could be used in large-scale investigations into the health effects of cumulative exposures to these metals. Dr. Weuve serves as Member-At-Large on the Society for Epidemiologic Research’s executive board; is a member of the editorial board of EPIDEMIOLOGY. She is also active in the international initiative, MEthods in LOngitudinal research on DEMentia (MELODEM); and is Co-Director of The AlzRisk Project (www.alzrisk.org), a web-based collection of epidemiologic findings on non-genetic risk factors for Alzheimer disease. Dr. Weuve earned degrees in epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (MPH) and the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health (ScD), and held a post-doctoral fellowship in environmental health T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to joining BUSPH, she was on the faculty of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging in Chicago.

 Publications
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  1. Wilson RS, Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Jansen W, Amofa P, Weuve J, Evans DA. Terminal decline of episodic memory and perceptual speed in a biracial population. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2017 Mar 23; 1-12. PMID: 28332920.
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  2. Rajan KB, Wilson RS, Barnes LL, Aggarwal NT, Weuve J, Evans DA. A Cognitive Turning Point in Development of Clinical Alzheimer's Disease Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Biracial Population Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Mar 01; 72(3):424-430. PMID: 28043942.
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  3. Vinceti M, Filippini T, Mandrioli J, Violi F, Bargellini A, Weuve J, Fini N, Grill P, Michalke B. Lead, cadmium and mercury in cerebrospinal fluid and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A case-control study. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2017 Jan 03. PMID: 28089071.
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  4. Rajan KB, Arvanitakis Z, Lynch EB, McAninch EA, Wilson RS, Weuve J, Barnes LL, Bianco AC, Evans DA. Cognitive decline following incident and preexisting diabetes mellitus in a population sample. Neurology. 2016 Oct 18; 87(16):1681-1687. PMID: 27655734.
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  5. Sajeev G, Weuve J, Jackson JW, VanderWeele TJ, Bennett DA, Grodstein F, Blacker D. Late-life Cognitive Activity and Dementia: A Systematic Review and Bias Analysis. Epidemiology. 2016 Sep; 27(5):732-42. PMID: 27227783.
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  6. Mayeda ER, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Power MC, Weuve J, Jacqmin-Gadda H, Marden JR, Vittinghoff E, Keiding N, Glymour MM. A Simulation Platform for Quantifying Survival Bias: An Application to Research on Determinants of Cognitive Decline. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Sep 01; 184(5):378-87. PMID: 27578690.
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  7. Power MC, Adar SD, Yanosky JD, Weuve J. Exposure to air pollution as a potential contributor to cognitive function, cognitive decline, brain imaging, and dementia: A systematic review of epidemiologic research. Neurotoxicology. 2016 Sep; 56:235-253. PMID: 27328897.
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  8. Wilson RS, Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Weuve J, Evans DA. Factors related to racial differences in late-life level of cognitive function. Neuropsychology. 2016 Jul; 30(5):517-24. PMID: 27149552.
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  9. Weuve J, Kaufman JD, Szpiro AA, Curl C, Puett RC, Beck T, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF. Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Relation to Progression in Physical Disability among Older Adults. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Jul; 124(7):1000-8. PMID: 27022889.
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  10. Pool LR, Weuve J, Wilson RS, Bültmann U, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF. Occupational cognitive requirements and late-life cognitive aging. Neurology. 2016 Apr 12; 86(15):1386-92. PMID: 26984944.
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  11. Weuve J, Proust-Lima C, Power MC, Gross AL, Hofer SM, Thiébaut R, Chêne G, Glymour MM, Dufouil C. Guidelines for reporting methodological challenges and evaluating potential bias in dementia research. Alzheimers Dement. 2015 Sep; 11(9):1098-109. PMID: 26397878.
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  12. Anglen J, Gruninger SE, Chou HN, Weuve J, Turyk ME, Freels S, Stayner LT. Occupational mercury exposure in association with prevalence of multiple sclerosis and tremor among US dentists. J Am Dent Assoc. 2015 Sep; 146(9):659-668.e1. PMID: 26314975.
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  13. Clarke PJ, Weuve J, Barnes L, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF. Cognitive decline and the neighborhood environment. Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Nov; 25(11):849-54. PMID: 26253697.
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  14. Rajan KB, Wilson RS, Weuve J, Barnes LL, Evans DA. Cognitive impairment 18 years before clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer disease dementia. Neurology. 2015 Sep 8; 85(10):898-904. PMID: 26109713.
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  15. Power MC, Weuve J, Sharrett AR, Blacker D, Gottesman RF. Statins, cognition, and dementia—systematic review and methodological commentary. Nat Rev Neurol. 2015 Apr; 11(4):220-9. PMID: 25799928.
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  16. Wu Q, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Osypuk T, Weuve J, White K, Mujahid M, Glymour MM. Estimating the cognitive effects of prevalent diabetes, recent onset diabetes, and the duration of diabetes among older adults. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2015; 39(3-4):239-49. PMID: 25613323.
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  17. Weuve J, Hebert LE, Scherr PA, Evans DA. Prevalence of Alzheimer disease in US states. Epidemiology. 2015 Jan; 26(1):e4-6. PMID: 25437325.
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  18. Weuve J. Invited commentary: how exposure to air pollution may shape dementia risk, and what epidemiology can say about it. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Aug 15; 180(4):367-71. PMID: 24966217.
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  19. Bakulski KM, Park SK, Weisskopf MG, Tucker KL, Sparrow D, Spiro A, Vokonas PS, Nie LH, Hu H, Weuve J. Lead exposure, B vitamins, and plasma homocysteine in men 55 years of age and older: the VA normative aging study. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Oct; 122(10):1066-74. PMID: 24905780.
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  20. Weuve J, Mendes de Leon CF, Bennett DA, Dong X, Evans DA. The red cell distribution width and anemia in association with prevalent dementia. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2014 Apr-Jun; 28(2):99-105. PMID: 23751369.
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  21. Weuve J, Hebert LE, Scherr PA, Evans DA. Deaths in the United States among persons with Alzheimer's disease (2010-2050). Alzheimers Dement. 2014 Mar; 10(2):e40-6. PMID: 24698031.
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  22. Power MC, Korrick S, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Nie LH, Grodstein F, Hu H, Weuve J, Schwartz J, Weisskopf MG. Lead exposure and rate of change in cognitive function in older women. Environ Res. 2014 Feb; 129:69-75. PMID: 24529005.
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  23. Bouchard MF, Oulhote Y, Sagiv SK, Saint-Amour D, Weuve J. Polychlorinated biphenyl exposures and cognition in older U.S. adults: NHANES (1999-2002). Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Jan; 122(1):73-8. PMID: 24275543.
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  24. O'Brien J, Jackson JW, Grodstein F, Blacker D, Weuve J. Postmenopausal hormone therapy is not associated with risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Epidemiol Rev. 2014; 36:83-103. PMID: 24042430.
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  25. Hebert LE, Weuve J, Scherr PA, Evans DA. Alzheimer disease in the United States (2010-2050) estimated using the 2010 census. Neurology. 2013 May 7; 80(19):1778-83. PMID: 23390181.
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  26. Weuve J. Magnitude matters: beyond detection in the presence of selection in research on socioeconomic inequalities in health. Epidemiology. 2013 Jan; 24(1):10-3. PMID: 23232608.
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  27. Weuve J, Press DZ, Grodstein F, Wright RO, Hu H, Weisskopf MG. Cumulative exposure to lead and cognition in persons with Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2013 Feb; 28(2):176-82. PMID: 23143985.
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  28. Koyama A, O'Brien J, Weuve J, Blacker D, Metti AL, Yaffe K. The role of peripheral inflammatory markers in dementia and Alzheimer's disease: a meta-analysis. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Apr; 68(4):433-40. PMID: 22982688.
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  29. Weuve J, Yanosky JD. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, particulate air pollution, and cognitive decline-reply. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jul 9; 172(13):1045-6. PMID: 23753118.
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  30. Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Glymour MM, Weuve J, Robins J. Specifying the correlation structure in inverse-probability- weighting estimation for repeated measures. Epidemiology. 2012 Jul; 23(4):644-6. PMID: 22659551.
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  31. Eum KD, Korrick SA, Weuve J, Okereke O, Kubzansky LD, Hu H, Weisskopf MG. Relation of cumulative low-level lead exposure to depressive and phobic anxiety symptom scores in middle-age and elderly women. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Jun; 120(6):817-23. PMID: 22538241.
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  32. Weuve J, Puett RC, Schwartz J, Yanosky JD, Laden F, Grodstein F. Exposure to particulate air pollution and cognitive decline in older women. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):219-27. PMID: 22332151.
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  33. Ciesielski T, Weuve J, Bellinger DC, Schwartz J, Lanphear B, Wright RO. Cadmium exposure and neurodevelopmental outcomes in U.S. children. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 May; 120(5):758-63. PMID: 22289429.
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  34. Weuve J, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Glymour MM, Beck TL, Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF. Accounting for bias due to selective attrition: the example of smoking and cognitive decline. Epidemiology. 2012 Jan; 23(1):119-28. PMID: 21989136.
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  35. Rajan KB, Leurgans SE, Weuve J, Beck TL, Evans DA. Effect of Demographic Risk Factors on the Change in Cognitive Function in the Presence of Non-Participation and Truncation due to Death. J Biom Biostat. 2011 Nov 18; Suppl 3(1):1-7. PMID: 24634795.
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  36. Power MC, Weuve J, Gagne JJ, McQueen MB, Viswanathan A, Blacker D. The association between blood pressure and incident Alzheimer disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Epidemiology. 2011 Sep; 22(5):646-59. PMID: 21705906.
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  37. Weuve J, Glymour MM, Hu H, Sparrow D, Spiro A, Vokonas PS, Litonjua AA. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second and cognitive aging in men. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jul; 59(7):1283-92. PMID: 21718272.
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  38. Grill S, Weuve J, Weisskopf MG. Predicting outcomes in Parkinson's disease: comparison of simple motor performance measures and The Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale-III. J Parkinsons Dis. 2011; 1(3):287-98. PMID: 23939309.
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  39. Weisskopf MG, Weuve J, Nie H, Saint-Hilaire MH, Sudarsky L, Simon DK, Hersh B, Schwartz J, Wright RO, Hu H. Association of cumulative lead exposure with Parkinson's disease. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Nov; 118(11):1609-13. PMID: 20807691.
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  40. Weuve J, Hauser R, Calafat AM, Missmer SA, Wise LA. Association of exposure to phthalates with endometriosis and uterine leiomyomata: findings from NHANES, 1999-2004. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jun; 118(6):825-32. PMID: 20185384.
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  41. Peters JL, Perlstein TS, Perry MJ, McNeely E, Weuve J. Cadmium exposure in association with history of stroke and heart failure. Environ Res. 2010 Feb; 110(2):199-206. PMID: 20060521.
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  42. Arora M, Weuve J, Fall K, Pedersen NL, Mucci LA. An exploration of shared genetic risk factors between periodontal disease and cancers: a prospective co-twin study. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Jan 15; 171(2):253-9. PMID: 19969528.
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  43. Bouchard MF, Bellinger DC, Weuve J, Matthews-Bellinger J, Gilman SE, Wright RO, Schwartz J, Weisskopf MG. Blood lead levels and major depressive disorder, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder in US young adults. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009 Dec; 66(12):1313-9. PMID: 19996036.
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  44. Arora M, Weuve J, Weisskopf MG, Sparrow D, Nie H, Garcia RI, Hu H. Cumulative lead exposure and tooth loss in men: the normative aging study. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Oct; 117(10):1531-4. PMID: 20019902.
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  45. Perlstein TS, Weuve J, Pfeffer MA, Beckman JA. Red blood cell distribution width and mortality risk in a community-based prospective cohort. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Mar 23; 169(6):588-94. PMID: 19307522.
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  46. Arora M, Weuve J, Schwartz J, Wright RO. Association of environmental cadmium exposure with periodontal disease in U.S. adults. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 May; 117(5):739-44. PMID: 19479015.
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  47. Weuve J, Korrick SA, Weisskopf MG, Weisskopf MA, Ryan LM, Schwartz J, Nie H, Grodstein F, Hu H. Cumulative exposure to lead in relation to cognitive function in older women. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Apr; 117(4):574-80. PMID: 19440496.
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  48. Calafat AM, Weuve J, Ye X, Jia LT, Hu H, Ringer S, Huttner K, Hauser R. Exposure to bisphenol A and other phenols in neonatal intensive care unit premature infants. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Apr; 117(4):639-44. PMID: 19440505.
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  49. Glymour MM, Weuve J, Chen JT. Methodological challenges in causal research on racial and ethnic patterns of cognitive trajectories: measurement, selection, and bias. Neuropsychol Rev. 2008 Sep; 18(3):194-213. PMID: 18819008.
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  50. Perlstein TS, Pande RL, Creager MA, Weuve J, Beckman JA. Serum total bilirubin level, prevalent stroke, and stroke outcomes: NHANES 1999-2004. Am J Med. 2008 Sep; 121(9):781-788.e1. PMID: 18724968.
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  51. Rajan P, Kelsey KT, Schwartz JD, Bellinger DC, Weuve J, Spiro A, Sparrow D, Smith TJ, Nie H, Weisskopf MG, Hu H, Wright RO. Interaction of the delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase polymorphism and lead burden on cognitive function: the VA normative aging study. J Occup Environ Med. 2008 Sep; 50(9):1053-61. PMID: 18784554.
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  52. Glymour MM, Weuve J, Fay ME, Glass T, Berkman LF. Social ties and cognitive recovery after stroke: does social integration promote cognitive resilience? Neuroepidemiology. 2008; 31(1):10-20. PMID: 18535395.
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  53. Arora M, Weuve J, Schwartz J, Wright RO. Association of environmental cadmium exposure with pediatric dental caries. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Jun; 116(6):821-5. PMID: 18560540.
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  54. Perlstein T, Weuve J, Schwartz J, Sparrow D, Wright R, Litonjua A, Nie H, Hu H. Cumulative community-level lead exposure and pulse pressure: the normative aging study. Environ Health Perspect. 2007 Dec; 115(12):1696-700. PMID: 18087585.
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  55. Rajan P, Kelsey KT, Schwartz JD, Bellinger DC, Weuve J, Sparrow D, Spiro A, Smith TJ, Nie H, Hu H, Wright RO. Lead burden and psychiatric symptoms and the modifying influence of the delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) polymorphism: the VA Normative Aging Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 Dec 15; 166(12):1400-8. PMID: 17823382.
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  56. Wang FT, Hu H, Schwartz J, Weuve J, Spiro AS, Sparrow D, Nie H, Silverman EK, Weiss ST, Wright RO. Modifying effects of the HFE polymorphisms on the association between lead burden and cognitive decline. Environ Health Perspect. 2007 Aug; 115(8):1210-5. PMID: 17687449.
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  57. Weuve J, Sánchez BN, Calafat AM, Schettler T, Green RA, Hu H, Hauser R. Exposure to phthalates in neonatal intensive care unit infants: urinary concentrations of monoesters and oxidative metabolites. Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Sep; 114(9):1424-31. PMID: 16966100.
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  58. Jarrell JF, Weisskopf MG, Weuve J, Téllez-Rojo MM, Hu H, Hernández-Avila M. Maternal lead exposure and the secondary sex ratio. Hum Reprod. 2006 Jul; 21(7):1901-6. PMID: 16517560.
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  59. Weuve J, Ridker PM, Cook NR, Buring JE, Grodstein F. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein and cognitive function in older women. Epidemiology. 2006 Mar; 17(2):183-9. PMID: 16477259.
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  60. Green R, Hauser R, Calafat AM, Weuve J, Schettler T, Ringer S, Huttner K, Hu H. Use of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate-containing medical products and urinary levels of mono(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in neonatal intensive care unit infants. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Sep; 113(9):1222-5. PMID: 16140631.
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  61. Glymour MM, Weuve J, Berkman LF, Kawachi I, Robins JM. When is baseline adjustment useful in analyses of change? An example with education and cognitive change. Am J Epidemiol. 2005 Aug 1; 162(3):267-78. PMID: 15987729.
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  62. Weuve J, Kang JH, Manson JE, Breteler MM, Ware JH, Grodstein F. Physical activity, including walking, and cognitive function in older women. JAMA. 2004 Sep 22; 292(12):1454-61. PMID: 15383516.
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  63. Kang JH, Weuve J, Grodstein F. Postmenopausal hormone therapy and risk of cognitive decline in community-dwelling aging women. Neurology. 2004 Jul 13; 63(1):101-7. PMID: 15249618.
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  64. Krieger N, Strong EF, Makosky C, Weuve J. Breast cancer, birth cohorts, and Epstein-Barr virus: methodological issues in exploring the "hygiene hypothesis" in relation to breast cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and stomach cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2003 May; 12(5):405-11. PMID: 12750234.
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  65. Weuve JL, Boult C, Morishita L. The effects of outpatient geriatric evaluation and management on caregiver burden. Gerontologist. 2000 Aug; 40(4):429-36. PMID: 10961032.
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