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Jennifer Anne Deal, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Epidemiology of Aging
  • School of Medicine (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

410-502-3115

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Education

PhD, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013
MHS, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007

Overview

Trained in the epidemiology of aging, Dr. Deal studies how hearing impairment and vascular factors and markers influence cognitive function in order to inform strategies for the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia in older adults.

Honors and Awards

Student Recognition Award, Student Assembly, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2009)

Honorable Mention, Health Sciences Investigator-in-Training Award.  Anemia and 9-Year Domain-Specific Cognitive Decline in Community-Dwelling Older Women: The Women's Health and Aging Study II. The Gerontological Society of America’s 61st Annual Scientific Meeting (2008)

  • aging
  • cognitive aging
  • cognition
  • dementia
  • epidemiology
  • hearing impairment
  • presbycusis
  • Deal JA, Betz J, Yaffe K, Harris T, Purchase-Helzner E, Satterfield S, Pratt S, Govil N, Simonsick EM, Lin FR. Hearing Impairment and Incident Dementia and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: The Health ABC Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Apr 12. pii: glw069. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Deal, J.A., Sharrett, A.R., Albert, M.S., Coresh, J., Mosley, T.H., Knopman, D., Wruck, L.M., Lin, F.R. (2015). Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Decline: a Pilot Study within the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study, American Journal of Epidemiology. 181(9): 680-690.
  • Deal JA, Sharrett AR, Windham BG, Bandeen-Roche K, Kritchevsky S, Pompeii LA, Lin FR. Hearing Impairment and Physical Function and Falls in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Hearing Pilot Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Apr;64(4):906-8. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14075.
  • Power, M.C., Deal, J.A., Sharrett, A.R., Jack Jr., C.R., Knopman, D., Mosley, T.H., Gottesman, R.F. (2015). Smoking and white matter hyperintensity progression: The ARIC-MRI Study. Neurology. Feb 24;84(8):841-8.
  • Deal, J.A., Carlson, M.C., Xue, Q.L., Fried, L.P., Chaves, P.H. (2009). Anemia and 9-Year Domain-Specific Cognitive Decline in Community-Dwelling Older Women: The Women's Health and Aging Study II. J Am Geriatr Soc. 57(9):1604-11.