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 is PI of two NIH-funded epidemiologic studies of air pollution and dementia risk.  The first study, the Air-Noise-Dementia Study (ANDS) examines the hypothesis that long-term exposure to air pollution and noise from the community affect brain changes that we can see on magnetic resonance images (MRI) and, ultimately, the development of dementia.  The second study is entitled “Air Pollution and Alzheimer's Dementia: Neuropathologic and Olfactory Mechanisms in Multi-Ethnic Longitudinal Cohorts Dementia” (AERONoSE).  With engagement of a cross-disciplinary team including Dr. Jayant Pinto (University of Chicago), this study evaluates olfactory pathways linking air pollution exposure to dementia risk. With other co-PIs, Dr. Weuve is 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 is a member of the editorial board of EPIDEMIOLOGY. She is also Co-Director of the international initiative, MEthods in LOngitudinal research on DEMentia (MELODEM) and PI of the NIH grant that supports it. 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.

2019 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award: Innovation in the Classroom
2013 Epidemiology (LWW): Kenneth Rothman Epidemiology Prize (Runner-Up)
2012 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Extramural Paper of the Month
2012 Faculty of 1000: Selection of published paper
2012 Luther College: Distinguished Service Award


Air Pollution and Alzheimer's Dementia: Neuropathologic and Olfactory Mechanisms in Multi-Ethnic Longitudinal Cohorts
04/15/2020 - 01/31/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
1R01AG067497-01

Methods in Longitudinal Dementia (MELODEM) Initiative
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5R13AG064971-02

Air pollution and noise exposures in relation to dementia: from brain imaging markers to clinical disease
02/01/2020 - 01/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
1R01AG065359-01

The impact of airborne particles and ozone on cognition, mobility, and health care spending at older ages: Evidence from a nationally-representative longitudinal cohort
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
University of Michigan NIH NIEHS
5R01ES028694-02

Factors Influencing the Decline in AD Trends in a Biracial Population Study
03/15/2019 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of California, Davis NIH NIA
7RF1AG057532-02

NONLINEAR MODELS OF COGNITION PRECEDING AD AND NON-AD IN A BIRACIAL POPULATION SAMPLE
09/15/2018 - 05/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of California, Davis NIH NIA
5R01AG051635-04

Validation of Portable XRF for Vivo Measurement of Heavy Metal Exposure
05/01/2016 - 07/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
3R21ES024700-02S1

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


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


NONLINEAR MODELS OF COGNITION PRECEDING AD AND NON-AD IN A BIRACIAL POPULATION SAMPLE
09/01/2016 - 01/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Rush University Medical Center NIH NIA
5R01AG051635-02



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 Air Pollution and Alzheimer's Dementia: Neuropathologic and Olfactory Mechanisms in Multi-Ethnic Longitudinal Cohorts 5R01AG067497-02
2021 Air pollution and noise exposures in relation to dementia: from brain imaging markers to clinical disease 5R01AG065359-02
2020 Air Pollution and Alzheimer's Dementia: Neuropathologic and Olfactory Mechanisms in Multi-Ethnic Longitudinal Cohorts 1R01AG067497-01
2020 Air pollution and noise exposures in relation to dementia: from brain imaging markers to clinical disease 1R01AG065359-01
2020 Methods in Longitudinal Dementia (MELODEM) Initiative 5R13AG064971-02
2019 Methods in Longitudinal Dementia (MELODEM) Initiative 1R13AG064971-01
2018 Validation of Portable XRF for In Vivo Measurement of Heavy Metal Exposures 3R21ES024700-02S1 18
2016 Validation of Portable XRF for In Vivo Measurement of Heavy Metal Exposures 7R21ES024700-02 18
2015 Validation of Portable XRF for In Vivo Measurement of Heavy Metal Exposures 1R21ES024700-01 18
2013 Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and to Disability in Older Adults 5R21ES020404-02 11
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  1. Chen R, Weuve J, Misra S, Cuevas A, Kubzansky LD, Williams DR. Racial Disparities in Cognitive Function among Middle-Aged and Older Adults: The Roles of Cumulative Stress Exposures Across the Life Course. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 Apr 07. PMID: 33824971
     
  2. Armstrong NM, Tom SE, Harrati A, Casaletto K, Pa J, Arce Rentería M, Gu Y, Rajan KB, Schupf N, Fieo R, Weuve J, Simonsick EM, Manly JJ, Stern Y, Zahodne LB. Longitudinal Relationship of Leisure Activity Engagement with Cognitive Performance among Non-Demented, Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Gerontologist. 2021 Mar 30. PMID: 33784376
     
  3. Wesselink AK, Claus Henn B, Fruh V, Orta OR, Weuve J, Hauser R, Williams PL, McClean MD, Sjodin A, Bethea TN, Brasky TM, Baird DD, Wise LA. A Prospective Ultrasound Study of Plasma Polychlorinated Biphenyl Concentrations and Incidence of Uterine Leiomyomata. Epidemiology. 2021 Mar 01; 32(2):259-267.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33427764
     
  4. Orta OR, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, Weuve J, Fruh V, McClean MD, Sjodin A, Baird DD, Wise LA. Brominated flame retardants and organochlorine pesticides and incidence of uterine leiomyomata: A prospective ultrasound study. Environ Epidemiol. 2021 Feb; 5(1):e127.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33778359; DOI: 10.1097/EE9.0000000000000127;
     
  5. Peters JL, Perry MJ, McNeely E, Wright RO, Heiger-Bernays W, Weuve J. The association of cadmium and lead exposures with red cell distribution width. PLoS One. 2021; 16(1):e0245173.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33429420
     
  6. Fruh V, Claus Henn B, Weuve J, Wesselink AK, Orta OR, Heeren T, Hauser R, Calafat AM, Williams PL, Baird DD, Wise LA. Incidence of uterine leiomyoma in relation to urinary concentrations of phthalate and phthalate alternative biomarkers: A prospective ultrasound study. Environ Int. 2021 Feb; 147:106218.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33360166
     
  7. Weuve J, D'Souza J, Beck T, Evans DA, Kaufman JD, Rajan KB, de Leon CFM, Adar SD. Long-term community noise exposure in relation to dementia, cognition, and cognitive decline in older adults. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 Mar; 17(3):525-533. PMID: 33084241
     
  8. Gilman SE, Arah OA, Bates LM, Branas CC, Cozier YC, Datta GD, DeVilbiss EA, Fink DS, Hajat A, Johnson DA, Lopez DS, Morris MD, Weuve J, Abuelezam NN. The Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Future of Diversity and Inclusion in Epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 10 01; 189(10):1049-1052.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32602528
     
  9. DeVilbiss EA, Weuve J, Fink DS, Arah OA, Radoc JG, Datta GD, Lopez DS, Johnson DA, Branas CC, Schisterman EF. Response to Society for Epidemiologic Research Diversity and Inclusion Survey Commentaries. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 10 01; 189(10):1053-1056. PMID: 32602539
     
  10. Rajan KB, Aggarwal NT, McAninch EA, Weuve J, Barnes LL, Wilson RS, DeCarli C, Evans DA. Remote Blood Biomarkers of Longitudinal Cognitive Outcomes in a Population Study. Ann Neurol. 2020 12; 88(6):1065-1076. PMID: 32799383
     
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