Jennifer Weuve, MPH, ScD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MPH, University of Minnesota

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, and 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 (, 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 at the 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.

Neighborhood Noise as a Modifiable Risk Factor for Incident Hypertension: Evidence from Two Population-Based Cohort Studies
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
University of Michigan American Heart Assoc

Neighborhood Noise, Socieconomic Context, and Alzheimer's Disease
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2018 (PI)
University of Michigan Alzheimer's Assoc

Validation of Portable XRF for Vivo Measurement of Heavy Metal Exposure
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental

09/01/2016 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
Rush University Medical Center NIH NIA

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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; DOI: 10.1080/13825585.2017.1306020;.
  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; DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glw246;.
  3. 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.
  4. 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; DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000513;.
  5. 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; PMCID: PMC5013884; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwv451;.
  6. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.neuro.2016.06.004;.
  7. 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; PMCID: PMC4948284; DOI: 10.1037/neu0000290;.
  8. 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; PMCID: PMC4937863; DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1510089;.
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC4831043; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000002569;.
  10. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.adaj.2015.05.016;.
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