Jordan Weiss was awarded an internship with the National Institute on Aging's Laboratory of Epidemiology & Population Science as part of the Summer Trainee in Aging Research Program. Jordan will expand on his current work in biodemography and epidemiology, and focus on concepts related to frailty and life course determinants of cognitive aging. Jordan was also recently awarded the President Gutmann Leadership Award.
Ph.D. Candidate, Demography & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
BSc, Economics and Mathematics, University of Southern California, 2012
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. Jordan also recently received the 2019 APHA Aging and Public Health section's Laurence Branch Doctoral Student Research Award.
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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.08.002