Jordan Weiss

Office Address: 

216 McNeil


Ph.D. Candidate, Demography, University of Pennsylvania

BSc, Economics and Mathematics, University of Southern California, 2012

Entered Program: 
Second Year Paper Advisor: 
Douglas Ewbank


Jordan graduated from the University of Southern California with a BSc in Economics and Mathematics in 2012. Before coming to Penn, he worked as a statistician in the Center for Health and Community at the University of California, San Francisco. Jordan’s current work examines the contribution of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to population-level trends in mortality and life expectancy in the US. In related work, he combines a life course framework with multi-state modeling techniques to examine disparities in cognitive health transitions. Additional research interests include informal care, long-term care policy, and bioethics. Jordan's favorite children's book is Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Jordan was awarded a fellowship from the Alzheimer's Association to present work on explaining trends in dementia incidence at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference this summer. 

Recent publication: Eli Puterman, Jordan Weiss, Jue Lin, Samantha Schilf, Aaron Slusher, Kirsten L. Johansen, Elissa S. Epel (2018) "Aerobic exercise lengthens telomeres and reduces stress in family caregivers: A randomized controlled trial - Curt Richter Award Paper 2018", Psychoneuroendocrinology,