Jennifer Weuve

a research and faculty member profile

Two great disciplines that go great together: air pollution and dementia epidemiology.

Weuve J. Invited commentary: what exposure to air pollutants may be doing to the aging brain and what epidemiology can say about it. American Journal of Epidemiology. Published online June 24, 2014.


Exposure to lead and changes in cognitive function.

Power MC, Korrick S, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Nie LH, Grodstein F, Hu H, Weuve J, Schwartz J, Weisskopf MG. Lead exposure and rate of change in cognitive function in older women. Environmental Research 2014;129:69-75.


Legacy of lead exposure on cognition in the aging brain: a review.

Weuve J, Weisskopf MG. Chapter 1: Cognitive dysfunction and lead. In: Aging and Vulnerability to Environmental Chemicals. Weiss B, ed. Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013: pp 5-30; doi: 10.1039/9781849734660-00005.


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PM air pollution, and cognitive decline.

Weuve J, Yanosky JD. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, particulate air pollution, and cognitive decline-reply. Archives of Internal Medicine 2012 Jul 9;172(13):1045-1046.

In reply to letter about study of PM exposure and cognitive decline.

Exposure to particulate air pollution and cognitive decline.

Weuve J, Puett RC, Schwartz J, Yanosky JD, Laden F*, Grodstein F*. Exposure to particulate air pollution and cognitive decline in older women. Archives of Internal Medicine 2012;172(3):219-227.

* contributed equally.

Selected related stories:

Invited commentary (Archives of Internal Medicine)

Letter to the editor and reply (Archives of Internal Medicine)

Smog in our brains (Monitor on Psychology, American Psychological Association)

Common air pollutant linked to mental decline (WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio)

Pollution can put minds in a fog (Chicago Tribune)

Smog may harm women’s brains (HealthDay via MSN)

Air pollution tied to heart and brain risks (Well of the New York Times)

Air pollution ups risk of stroke, impaired memory (Science Friday)

Air pollution linked to cognitive decline (Voice of America)

Correlation structure in inverse-probability-weighted analyses of repeated measures: a cautionary note.

Tchetgen ET, Glymour MM, Weuve J, Robins JM. Specifying the correlation structure in inverse-probability-weighting estimation for repeated measures. Epidemiology 2012 Jul;23(4):644-6.

Clarification on the methods used in this paper on using inverse probability of attrition weights to account for selective attrition.


Rejoinder to commentary on “Selective attrition, smoking and cognitive decline.”

Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Glymour MM, Shpitser I, Weuve J. To weight or not to weight? On the relation between inverse-probability-weighting and principal stratification for truncation by death. Epidemiology 2012;23(1):132-137.

Related items:

The original paper (Weuve J. et al)

Commentary (Chaix B. et al)

Clarification (Tchtegen Tchetgen E.J. et al)

Selective attrition, smoking and cognitive decline: an application of inverse probability of attrition weights.

Weuve J, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Glymour MM, Beck TL, Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF. Accounting for bias due to selective attrition in analyses of cognitive decline: the example of smoking and cognitive decline in older adults. Epidemiology 2012;23(1):119-128.

Related items:

Commentary (Chaix B. et al)

Rejoinder (Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ. et al)

Clarification of methods (Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ. et al)

Results using survival average causal effect (SACE) method (Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ.)

Impact of attrition on associations between demographic factors and cognitive decline.

Rajan KB, Leurgans SE, Weuve J, Beck TL, Evans DA. Effect of demographic risk factors on the change in cognitive function in the presence of non-participation and truncation due to death. Journal of Biometrics & Biostatistics 2011;S3:001.


Does lung function predict subsequent cognitive aging?

Weuve J, Glymour MM, Hu H, Sparrow D, Spiro A 3rd, Vokonas PS, Litonjua AA. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second and cognitive aging in men. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2011;59: 1283–1292.


Methodological challenges in causal research in cognitive change.

Glymour MM, Weuve J, Chen J. Methodological challenges in causal research on racial and ethnic patterns of cognitive trajectories: measurement, selection, and bias. Neuropsychology Review 2008;18:194-213.


Social ties and cognitive recovery after stroke.

Glymour MM, Weuve J, Fay ME, Glass T, Berkman LF. Social ties and cognitive recovery after stroke: does social integration promote cognitive resilience? Neuroepidemiology 2008;31:10-20.


HFE polymorphisms and lead exposure in relation to cognitive decline.

Wang FT, Hu H, Schwartz J, Weuve J, Spiro AS III, Sparrow D, Nie H, Silverman EK, Weiss ST, Wright RO. Modifying effects of the HFE polymorphisms on the association between lead burden and cognitive decline. Environmental Health Perspectives 2007; 115:1210–1215.


When is baseline adjustment useful in analyses of change? Part 2.

Glymour MM, Weuve J. The first two authors reply [re: When is baseline adjustment useful in analyses of change? An example with education and cognitive change]. Am J Epidemiol 2006;164:1139-1140.


An ALAD polymorphism and lead exposure in relation to cognition in older men.

Weuve J, Kelsey KT, Schwartz J, Bellinger D, Wright RO, Rajan P, Spiro A 3rd, Sparrow D, Aro A, Hu H. Delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) polymorphism and the relation between low-level lead exposure and the Mini-Mental Status Examination in older men: the Normative Aging Study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2006;63:746-753.