Jessica Faul

Co-Investigator, Health and Retirement Study

Contact Information

3456 ISR
426 Thompson St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: 734.763.7477
Email: jfaul@umich.edu

Education

Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008
M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001
B.A., Japanese Language and Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998

Research and Projects

Dr. Faul's work focuses on socioeconomic predictors of health and health disparities across the life course. Her research integrates genetic and social science data and uses longitudinal modeling and time-varying predictors in examining determinants of health.

Selected Recent Publications

Smith JA, Kho M, Zhao W, Yu M, Mitchell CM, Faul JD. Genetic effects and gene-by-education interactions on episodic memory performance and decline in an aging population. Social Science & Medicine. Forthcoming. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.11.019.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30449520?dopt=Abstract
Ware EB, Schmitz LL, Faul JD, et al. Heterogeneity in polygenic scores for common human traits. bioRxiv. Forthcoming. doi:10.1101/106062.
Blue L, Gill L, Faul JD, Bradway K, Stapleton DC. Predicting Receipt of Social Security Administration Disability Benefits Using Biomarkers and Other Physiological Measures: Evidence From the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Aging and Health. 2019;31(4):555-579. doi:10.1177/0898264317737893.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29254420?dopt=Abstract
Turcot V, Lu Y, Highland HM, et al. Protein-altering variants associated with body mass index implicate pathways that control energy intake and expenditure in obesity. Nat Genet. 2018;50(1):26-41. doi:10.1038/s41588-017-0011-x.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29273807?dopt=Abstract
Barcelo H, Faul JD, Crimmins EM, Thyagarajan B. A Practical Cryopreservation and Staining Protocol for Immunophenotyping in Population Studies. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 2018;84(1):e35. doi:10.1002/cpcy.35.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30040214?dopt=Abstract