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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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  1. Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Weuve J, Murray EJ, Wang TR, Mikkelsen EM, Toft Sørensen H, Rothman KJ. Changes in Behavior with Increasing Pregnancy Attempt Time: A Prospective Cohort Study. Epidemiology. 2020 Sep; 31(5):659-667.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32487855
  2. Rajan KB, Aggarwal NT, McAninch EA, Weuve J, Barnes LL, Wilson RS, DeCarli CF, Evans DA. Remote Blood Biomarkers of Longitudinal Cognitive Outcomes in a Population Study. Ann Neurol. 2020 Aug 16. PMID: 32799383
  3. Shoaff JR, Coull B, Weuve J, Bellinger DC, Calafat AM, Schantz SL, Korrick SA. Association of Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals During Adolescence With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder-Related Behaviors. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Aug 03; 3(8):e2015041. PMID: 32857150
  4. Gilman SE, Arah OA, Bates L, 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 (SER) and the Future of Diversity and Inclusion in Epidemiology1. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 Jun 30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32602528
  5. DeVilbiss EA, Weuve J, Fink DS, Arah OA, Radoc JG, Datta GD, Lopez DS, Johnson DA, Branas CC, Schisterman EF. Response to SER Diversity and Inclusion Survey Commentaries. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 Jun 30. PMID: 32602539
  6. Graham UM, Dozier AK, Oberdörster G, Yokel RA, Molina R, Brain JD, Pinto JM, Weuve J, Bennett DA. Tissue Specific Fate of Nanomaterials by Advanced Analytical Imaging Techniques - A Review. Chem Res Toxicol. 2020 May 18; 33(5):1145-1162. PMID: 32349469
  7. Weuve J. Are we ready to call exposure to air pollution a risk factor for dementia? Neurology. 2020 04 28; 94(17):727-728. PMID: 32269115
  8. DeVilbiss EA, Weuve J, Fink DS, Morris MD, Arah OA, Radoc JG, Datta GD, Abuelezam NN, Lopez DS, Johnson DA, Branas CC, Schisterman EF. Assessing Representation and Perceived Inclusion among Members in the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 Jan 07. PMID: 31907518
  9. Rajan KB, Weuve J, Wilson RS, Barnes LL, McAninch EA, Evans DA. Temporal changes in the likelihood of dementia and MCI over 18 years in a population sample. Neurology. 2020 01 21; 94(3):e292-e298. PMID: 31806693
  10. Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Abdolmohammadi B, Chua AS, Alosco ML, Kiernan PT, Evers L, Marshall L, Martin BM, Palmisano JN, Nowinski CJ, Mahar I, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Dwyer B, Huber BR, Stein TD, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Au R, Kowall NW, Stern RA, McClean MD, Weuve J, Tripodis Y, McKee AC. Duration of American Football Play and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Ann Neurol. 2020 01; 87(1):116-131.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31589352; DOI: 10.1002/ana.25611;
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