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 (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 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 - 04/30/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
7R21ES024700-02

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


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



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  1. 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 Jul 03. PMID: 29970598.
     
  2. Blacker D, Weuve J. Brain Exercise and Brain Outcomes: Does Cognitive Activity Really Work to Maintain Your Brain? JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 Jul 01; 75(7):703-704. PMID: 29847611.
     
  3. Weuve J, Sagiv SK, Fox MP. Quantitative bias analysis for collaborative science. Epidemiology. 2018 Jun 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29923865.
     
  4. Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Wilson RS, Weuve J, McAninch EA, Evans DA. Blood pressure and risk of incident Alzheimer's disease dementia by antihypertensive medications and APOE e4 allele. Ann Neurol. 2018 May; 83(5):935-944. PMID: 29637601.
     
  5. Weuve J, Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Wilson RS, Evans DA. Secular Trends in Cognitive Performance in Older Black and White U.S. Adults, 1993-2012: Findings From the Chicago Health and Aging Project. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2018 Apr 16; 73(suppl_1):S73-S81. PMID: 29669103.
     
  6. Weuve J, Barnes LL, Mendes de Leon CF, Rajan KB, Beck T, Aggarwal NT, Hebert LE, Bennett DA, Wilson RS, Evans DA. Cognitive Aging in Black and White Americans: Cognition, Cognitive Decline, and Incidence of Alzheimer Disease Dementia. Epidemiology. 2018 Jan; 29(1):151-159. PMID: 28863046.
     
  7. Vinceti M, Chiari A, Eichmüller M, Rothman KJ, Filippini T, Malagoli C, Weuve J, Tondelli M, Zamboni G, Nichelli PF, Michalke B. A selenium species in cerebrospinal fluid predicts conversion to Alzheimer's dementia in persons with mild cognitive impairment. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2017 Dec 19; 9(1):100.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29258624.
     
  8. Zhang X, Specht AJ, Weisskopf MG, Weuve J, Nie LH. Quantification of manganese and mercury in toenail in vivo using portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF). Biomarkers. 2018 Mar; 23(2):154-160. PMID: 28901783.
     
  9. Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Wilson RS, McAninch EA, Weuve J, Sighoko D, Evans DA. Racial Differences in the Association Between Apolipoprotein E Risk Alleles and Overall and Total Cardiovascular Mortality Over 18 Years. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Nov; 65(11):2425-2430. PMID: 28898389.
     
  10. Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Kiernan PT, Abdolmohammadi B, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Alosco ML, Solomon TM, Nowinski CJ, McHale L, Cormier KA, Kubilus CA, Martin BM, Murphy L, Baugh CM, Montenigro PH, Chaisson CE, Tripodis Y, Kowall NW, Weuve J, McClean MD, Cantu RC, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Stern RA, Stein TD, McKee AC. Clinicopathological Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Players of American Football. JAMA. 2017 Jul 25; 318(4):360-370.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28742910; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.8334;.
     
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