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Jennifer Anne Deal, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies

Program Administrator, Maryland Genetics Epidemiology and Medicine (MD-GEM) Training Grant

Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Epidemiology

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore , Maryland   21205
US        

410-502-3115

MD-GEM Training Program: http://www.hopkinsgenetics.org

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 physiologic factors that are related to vascular disease (e.g., anemia, heart rate variability) influence cognitive function in order to inform strategies for the primary 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

  • Palta, P., Xue, Q.L., Deal, J., Fried, L., Walston, J.D., Carlson, M. Interleukin-6 and C-reactive Protein Levels and 9-year Cognitive Decline in Community-Dwelling Older Women: the Women’s Health and Aging Study II. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Aug 26. Epub ahead of print.

  • Schneider, A.L.C., Sharrett, A.R., Gottesman, R.F., Coresh, J., Coker, L., Wruck, L., Selnes, O.A., Deal, J., Knopman, D., Mosely, T.H. Normative Data for 8 Neuropsychological Tests in Older Blacks and Whites From the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 2014.  Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2014 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Deal, J.A., Carlson, M.C., Xue, Q.L., Fried, L.P., Chaves, P.H. 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. 2009. 57(9):1604-11.