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.

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

Validation of Portable XRF for Vivo Measurement of Heavy Metal Exposure
05/01/2016 - 07/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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

09/01/2016 - 01/31/2018 (PI)
Rush University Medical Center NIH NIA

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Duggan EC, Piccinin AM, Clouston S, Koval AV, Robitaille A, Zammit AR, Wu C, Brown CL, Lee LO, Finkel D, Beasley WH, Kaye J, Muniz-Terrera G, Katz M, Lipton RB, Deeg D, Bennett DA, Björk MP, Johansson B, Spiro A, Weuve J, Hofer SM. A Multi-Study Coordinated Meta-Analysis of Pulmonary Function and Cognition in Aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Mar 02. PMID: 30825374.
  2. Bethea TN, Wesselink AK, Weuve J, McClean MD, Hauser R, Williams PL, Ye X, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of exposure to phenols, parabens, and triclocarban in the Study of Environment, Lifestyle and Fibroids. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019 Jan 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30692588.
  3. Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Wilson RS, Weuve J, McAninch EA, Evans DA. Apolipoprotein E Genotypes, Age, Race, and Cognitive Decline in a Population Sample. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Apr; 67(4):734-740. PMID: 30584655.
  4. Modest AM, Wise LA, Fox MP, Weuve J, Penzias AS, Hacker MR. IVF success corrected for drop-out: use of inverse probability weighting. Hum Reprod. 2018 12 01; 33(12):2295-2301.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30325421.
  5. Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Weuve JL, Aschengrau A, Song RJ, Wise LA. Perceived Stress and Fecundability: A Preconception Cohort Study of North American Couples. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Dec 01; 187(12):2662-2671.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30137198.
  6. Rajan KB, Weuve J, Barnes LL, Wilson RS, Evans DA. Prevalence and incidence of clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease dementia from 1994 to 2012 in a population study. Alzheimers Dement. 2019 01; 15(1):1-7. PMID: 30195482.
  7. Weuve J, Sagiv SK, Fox MP. Quantitative Bias Analysis for Collaborative Science. Epidemiology. 2018 09; 29(5):627-630.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29923865.
  8. Specht AJ, Kponee K, Nkpaa KW, Balcom PH, Weuve J, Nie LH, Weisskopf MG. Validation of x-ray fluorescence measurements of metals in toenail clippings against inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in a Nigerian population. Physiol Meas. 2018 08 31; 39(8):085007. PMID: 30091720.
  9. Wilson RS, Barnes LL, Rajan KB, Boyle PA, Sytsma J, Weuve J, Evans DA. Antecedents and consequences of unawareness of memory impairment in dementia. Neuropsychology. 2018 Nov; 32(8):931-940. PMID: 30047756.
  10. Ali T, Nilsson CJ, Weuve J, Rajan KB, Mendes de Leon CF. Effects of social network diversity on mortality, cognition and physical function in the elderly: a longitudinal analysis of the Chicago Health and Aging Project (CHAP). J Epidemiol Community Health. 2018 Nov; 72(11):990-996. PMID: 29970598.
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