Jennifer Smith


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University of Michigan

Jennifer Smith is a genetic epidemiologist with appointments in the Epidemiology Department, School of Public Health and the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research. Broadly, her research investigates the relationship between genetic, epigenetic, and transcriptomic variation and age-related chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and dementia. She is a core faculty member of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health (CSEPH) and is affiliated with the Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA), the Center for Midlife Science, and the Population, Neurodevelopment and Genetics (PNG) Program. She also directs SPH’s Certificate Program in Public Health Genetics. Smith visited February 13th-16th, 2023 and the video recording of her presentation to the Social Genomics Research Group can be found here.

A video of Smith’s Fall 2022 DemSem can be found here.