Jennifer Weuve, MPH, ScD is associate professor of medicine at the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Weuve pursues answers to questions in two major realms of human health: (1) the health effects of being exposed to environmental toxicants and (2) the forces that push the aging brain and body downhill (and/or off a cliff). She is PI or co-investigator of several NIH-funded projects that encompass both of these realms by investigating the relation of environmental exposures to cognitive and physical decline in older age. She is also a member of the international MEthods in LOngitudinal research on DEMentia initiative (MELODEM) and Co-Director of The AlzRisk Project, a web-based collection of epidemiologic findings on non-genetic risk factors for Alzheimer disease. Dr. Weuve received her graduate training in epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (masters) and the T. H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health (doctoral), emphasizing aging and epidemiologic methods.
- Submitted Abstract Session Chair – Aging