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.


Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) Research Program
05/15/2021 - 04/30/2026 (Subcontract PI)
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute NIH NIA
1U19AG066567-01A1

Data CORE D (The Harvard Aging Brain Study)
04/15/2020 - 03/31/2025 (Subcontract PI)
The General Hospital Corporation d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIA
5P01AG036694-12

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
5R01AG067497-03

Methods in Longitudinal Dementia (MELODEM) Initiative
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5R13AG064971-03

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
5R01AG065359-03

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
5R01ES028694-04

Factors Influencing Decline in AD Trends in a Biracial Population Study
02/01/2021 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Rush University Medical Center NIH NIA
7RF1AG057532-03

NONLINEAR MODELS OF COGNITION PRECEDING AD AND NON-AD IN A BIRACIAL POPULATION SAMPLE
10/01/2020 - 05/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Rush University Medical Center NIH NIA
7R01AG051635-06

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

Factors Influencing the Decline in AD Trends in a Biracial Population Study
03/15/2019 - 09/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
University of California, Davis NIH NIA
7RF1AG057532-02

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2022 Air Pollution and Alzheimer's Dementia: Neuropathologic and Olfactory Mechanisms in Multi-Ethnic Longitudinal Cohorts 5R01AG067497-03
2022 Air pollution and noise exposures in relation to dementia: from brain imaging markers to clinical disease 5R01AG065359-03
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
2021 Methods in Longitudinal Dementia (MELODEM) Initiative 5R13AG064971-03
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
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  1. Boogaard H, Patton AP, Atkinson RW, Brook JR, Chang HH, Crouse DL, Fussell JC, Hoek G, Hoffmann B, Kappeler R, Kutlar Joss M, Ondras M, Sagiv SK, Samoli E, Shaikh R, Smargiassi A, Szpiro AA, Van Vliet EDS, Vienneau D, Weuve J, Lurmann FW, Forastiere F. Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and selected health outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Environ Int. 2022 Jun; 164:107262. PMID: 35569389
     
  2. LeClair J, Weuve J, Fox MP, Mez J, Alosco ML, Nowinski C, McKee A, Tripodis Y. Selection Bias Analysis Supports Dose-Response Relationship between Level of American Football Play and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Diagnosis. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Apr 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35434739; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwac075;
     
  3. Glymour MM, Weuve J, Dufouil C, Mayeda ER. Aduhelm, the newly approved medication for Alzheimer's disease: what epidemiologists can learn and what epidemiology can offer. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Apr 06. PMID: 35388413
     
  4. Phelps A, Alosco ML, Baucom Z, Hartlage K, Palmisano JN, Weuve J, Mez J, Tripodis Y, Stern RA. Association of Playing College American Football With Long-term Health Outcomes and Mortality. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Apr 01; 5(4):e228775.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35442450; PMCID: PMC9021915; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.8775;
     
  5. Jimenez MP, Elliott EG, DeVille NV, Laden F, Hart JE, Weuve J, Grodstein F, James P. Residential Green Space and Cognitive Function in a Large Cohort of Middle-Aged Women. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Apr 01; 5(4):e229306. PMID: 35476063; PMCID: PMC9047638; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.9306;
     
  6. 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. 2022 Mar 28; 62(3):352-363. PMID: 33784376; PMCID: PMC8963156; DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnab046;
     
  7. 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. 2022 Feb 03; 77(2):357-364. PMID: 33824971; PMCID: PMC8824673; DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glab099;
     
  8. Laouali N, Benmarhnia T, Lanphear BP, Weuve J, Mascari M, Boutron-Ruault MC, Oulhote Y. Association between blood metals mixtures concentrations and cognitive performance, and effect modification by diet in older US adults. Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Feb; 6(1):e192. PMID: 35169670; PMCID: PMC8835643; DOI: 10.1097/EE9.0000000000000192;
     
  9. Daneshvar DH, Mez J, Alosco ML, Baucom ZH, Mahar I, Baugh CM, Valle JP, Weuve J, Paganoni S, Cantu RC, Zafonte RD, Stern RA, Stein TD, Tripodis Y, Nowinski CJ, McKee AC. Incidence of and Mortality From Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in National Football League Athletes. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 12 01; 4(12):e2138801.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34910152; PMCID: PMC8674746; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.38801;
     
  10. MELODEM Leadership Committee. Updated: MELODEM statement on aducanumab. The MELODEM Initiative. Boston, MA. 2021. View Publication
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Bar chart showing 128 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2020 and 2021

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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

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