Jessica Danielle Faul
Jessica Faul is a Research Associate Professor at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. She is the co-director of the Biospecimen Lab at ISR, and is affiliated with the Michigan Center on Demography and Aging (MiCDA), the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health (CSEPH), and the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center. Her work focuses on socioeconomic predictors of health and health inequalities across the life course. Her research integrates biological, genetic and social science data to examine determinants of health and cognitive function at older ages. Dr. Faul is a co-Investigator on the Health and Retirement Study and is responsible for overseeing nearly all of the core operations of HRS and has been an integral player in all of the HRS biomarker and genomic data collection and analytic efforts. As the co-director of the ISR Biospecimen Lab, Dr. Faul routinely advises on biological data collection protocols for other large-scale population-based studies to help ensure high quality and valid assessment of biological data collected in the field. Dr. Faul currently co-leads the NIA-sponsored Biomarker Network which aims to develop an interdisciplinary group of scientists dedicated to improved measurement of biological risk for late life health outcomes in large population-representative samples.
- Chen, Fang, ..., Jessica Danielle Faul, Jennifer Ann Smith, David R Weir, Wei Zhao, et al.. 2023. Multi-ancestry transcriptome-wide association analyses yield insights into tobacco use biology and drug repurposing. Nature Genetics 55:291-300.
- Jessica Danielle Faul, Jung Ki Kim, Morgan E. Levine, Bharat Thyagarajan, David R Weir, Eileen M. Crimmins. 2023. Epigenetic-based age acceleration in a representative sample of older Americans: Associations with aging-related morbidity and mortality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120(9):e2215840120.
- Natalia Olchanski, Allan T. Daly, Yingying Zhu, Rachel Breslau, Joshua T. Cohen, Peter J. Neumann, Jessica Danielle Faul, Howard M. Fillit, Karen M. Freund, Pei-Jung Lin. 2023. Alzheimer's disease medication use and adherence patterns by race and ethnicity. Alzheimer's & Dementia 19(4):1184-1193.
- Benjamin W Domingue, Ryan Jay McCammon, Brady Thomas West, Kenneth M Langa, David R Weir, Jessica Danielle Faul. 2023. The Mode Effect of Web-Based Surveying on the 2018 U.S. Health and Retirement Study Measure of Cognitive Functioning. Journals of Gerontology: Series B 78(9):1466-1473.
- Vivek, Sithara, Crimmins, Eileen M., Prizment, Anna E., Helen Carmon Spink Meier, Ramasubramanian, Ramya, Barcelo, Helene, Jessica Danielle Faul, Thyagarajan, Bharat. 2023. Age-related differences in T cell subsets and markers of subclinical inflammation in aging are independently associated with type 2 diabetes in the Health and Retirement Study. Canadian Journal of Diabetes
- Helen Carmon Spink Meier, Colter Mitchell, Tommy Karadimas, Jessica Danielle Faul. 2023. Systemic inflammation and biological aging in the Health and Retirement Study. GeroScience
- Iain Mathieson, ..., Jessica Danielle Faul, Jennifer Ann Smith, David R Weir, Wei Zhao, et al.. 2023. Genome-wide analysis identifies genetic effects on reproductive success and ongoing natural selection at the FADS locus. Nature Human Behaviour 7(5):790-801.
- Huichun Xu, ..., Wei Zhao, Jessica Danielle Faul, Jennifer Ann Smith, David R Weir, et al.. 2023. Exome Array Analysis of 9721 Ischemic Stroke Cases from the SiGN Consortium. Genes 14(1):61.
- Yordi J. van de Vegte, ..., Jessica Danielle Faul, Jennifer Ann Smith, David R Weir, Wei Zhao, et al.. 2023. Genetic insights into resting heart rate and its role in cardiovascular disease. Nature Communications 14(1):1-21.
- Boya Zhang, Jennifer Weuve, Kenneth M Langa, Jennifer D’Souza, Adam Szpiro, Jessica Danielle Faul, Carlos Mendes de Leon, Jiaqi Gao, Joel D. Kaufman, Lianne Sheppard, Jinkook Lee, Lindsay Kobayashi, Richard Hirth, Sara D. Adar. 2023. Particulate Air Pollution and Incident Dementia in the US. JAMA Internal Medicine