Jennifer Weuve, MPH, ScD

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Jennifer Weuve
(617) 358-3646jweuve@bu.edu

Biography

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.

Education

  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD
  • University of Minnesota, MPH
  • Luther College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP770
  • SPHEP817

Publications

  • Published on 9/1/2020

    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. PMID: 32487855.

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  • Published on 6/30/2020

    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. PMID: 32602528.

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  • Published on 6/30/2020

    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.

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  • Published on 5/12/2020

    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.

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  • Published on 4/8/2020

    Weuve J. Are we ready to call exposure to air pollution a risk factor for dementia? Neurology. 2020 Apr 28; 94(17):727-728. PMID: 32269115.

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  • Published on 1/7/2020

    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.

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  • Published on 12/5/2019

    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.

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  • Published on 11/23/2019

    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. PMID: 31589352.

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  • Published on 10/4/2019

    Duggan EC, Piccinin AM, Clouston S, Koval AV, Robitaille A, Zammit AR, Wu C, Brown CL, Lee LO, Finkel D, Beasley WH, Kaye J, Terrera GM, Katz M, Lipton RB, Deeg D, Bennett DA, Praetorius Björk M, 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 10 04; 74(11):1793-1804. PMID: 30825374.

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  • Published on 9/30/2019

    Zahodne LB, Sharifian N, Manly JJ, Sumner JA, Crowe M, Wadley VG, Howard VJ, Murchland AR, Brenowitz WD, Weuve J. Life course biopsychosocial effects of retrospective childhood social support and later-life cognition. Psychol Aging. 2019 Nov; 34(7):867-883. PMID: 31566397.

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