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Jasmin Divers, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Jasmin Divers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Office of Research

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5778 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: jdivers@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • M.S., SUNY-Stony Brook, 2001
  • Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook, 2004
  • Fellowship, University of Alabama-Birmingh, 2007

Memberships

  • Am Statistical Assoc
  • Am Soc of Human Genetics
  • Int'l Assn Of Survey Statistic
  • Int'L Genetic Epidemiology Soc
Jasmin Divers, Ph.D.

Jasmin Divers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biostatistical Sciences
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Office of Research

Research Interests

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Apolipoproteins; African Americans; Lipoproteins, HDL; Kidney Diseases
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5778 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: jdivers@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

A null variant in the apolipoprotein L3 gene is associated with non-diabetic nephropathy. Skorecki KL, Lee JH, Langefeld CD, Rosset S, Tzur S, Wasser WG, Shemer R, Hawkins GA, Divers J, Parekh RS, Li M, Sampson MG, Kretzler M, Pollak MR, Shah S, Blackler D, Nichols B, Wilmot M, Alper SL, Freedman BI, Friedman DJ.. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2018;33(2):323-330.

FGF23 concentration and APOL1 genotype are novel predictors of mortality in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Chan GC, Divers J, Russell GB, Langefeld CD, Wagenknecht LE, Hsu FC, Xu J, Smith SC, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Register TC, Ma L, Carr JJ, Freedman BI.. Diabetes Care. 2018;41(1):178-186.

Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in adolescents and young adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Cohort Study. Jaiswal M, Divers J, Urbina EM, Dabelea D, Bell RA, Pettitt DJ, Imperatore G, Pihoker C, Dolan LM, Liese AD, Marcovina S, Linder B, Feldman EL, Pop-Busui R.. Pediatr Diabetes. 2018;():.

The African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study (ADAGES) III: contribution of genotype to glaucoma phenotype in African Americans: study design and baseline data. Zangwill LM, Ayyagari R, Liebmann JM, Girkin CA, Feldman R, Dubiner H, Dirkes KA, Holmann M, Williams-Steppe E, Hammel N, Saunders LJ, Vega S, Sandow K, Roll K, Slight R, Auerbach D, Samuels BC, Panarelli JF, Mitchell JP, Al-Aswad LA,.. Ophthalmology. 2018;():.

Trans-ethnic evaluation identifies novel low frequency loci associated with 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations. Hong J, Hatchell KE, Bradfield JP, Andrew B, Alessandra C, Chao-Qiang L, Langefeld CD, Lu L, Lu Y, Lutsey PL, Musani SK, Nalls MA, Robinson-Cohen C, Roizen JD, Saxena R, Tucker KL, Ziegler JT, Arking DE, Bis JC, Boerwinkle E, Bottinger EP,.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018;():.

Cerebral structure and cognitive performance in African Americans and European Americans with type 2 diabetes. Hsu FC, Sink KM, Hugenschmidt CE, Williamson JD, Hughes TM, Palmer ND, Xu J, Smith SC, Wagner BC, Whitlow CT, Bowden DW, Maldjian JA, Divers J, Freedman BI.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018;73(3):407-414.

JC polyoma viruria associates with protection from chronic kidney disease independently from apolipoprotein L1 genotype in African Americans. Freedman BI, Kistler AL, Skewes-Cox P, Ganem D, Spainhour M, Turner J, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Murea M, Hicks PJ, Hemal AK, Snipes JA, Zhao L, Abend JR, Lyles DS, Ma L, Skorecki KL.. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2018;():.

Adipose tissue depot volume relationships with spinal trabecular bone mineral density in African Americans with diabetes. Chan GC, Divers J, Russell GB, Langefeld CD, Wagenknecht LE, Xu J, Smith SC, Bowden DW, Register TC, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Freedman BI.. PLoS One. 2018;13(1):e0191674.

A large-scale multi-ancestry genome-wide study accounting for smoking behavior identifies multiple significant loci for blood pressure. Sung YJ, Winkler TW, de Las Fuentes L, Bentley AR, Brown MR, Kraja AT, Schwander K, Ntalla I, Guo X, Franceschini N, Lu Y, Cheng CY, Sim X, Vojinovic D, Marten J, Musani SK, Li C, Feitosa MF, Kilpelainen TO, Richard MA, Noordam R, Aslibekyan S,.. Am J Hum Genet. 2018;102(3):375-400.

Effect of replacing race with apolipoprotein L1 genotype in calculation of kidney donor risk index. Julian BA, Gaston RS, Brown WM, Reeves-Daniel AM, Israni AK, Schladt DP, Pastan SO, Mohan S, Freedman BI, Divers J.. Am J Transplant. 2017;17(6):1540-1548.

Incidence trends of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youths, 2002-2012. Mayer-Davis EJ, Lawrence JM, Dabelea D, Divers J, Isom S, Dolan L, Imperatore G, Linder B, Marcovina S, Pettitt DJ, Pihoker C, Saydah S, Wagenknecht L.. N Engl J Med. 2017;376(15):1419-1429.

Associations of early kidney disease with brain magnetic resonance imaging and cognitive function in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Freedman BI, Sink KM, Hugenschmidt CE, Hughes TM, Williamson JD, Whitlow CT, Palmer ND, Miller ME, Lovato LC, Xu J, Smith SC, Launer LJ, Barzilay JI, Cohen RM, Sullivan MD, Bryan RN, Wagner BC, Bowden DW, Maldjian JA, Divers J.. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017;70(5):627-637.

Prevalence of and risk factors for diabetic peripheral neuropathy in youth with type 1 and type 2 diabetes: SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study. Jaiswal M, Divers J, Dabelea D, Isom S, Bell RA, Martin CL, Pettitt DJ, Saydah S, Pihoker C, Standiford DA, Dolan LM, Marcovina S, Linder B, Liese AD, Pop-Busui R, Feldman EL.. Diabetes Care. 2017;40(9):1226-1232.

Vascular access placement order and outcomes in hemodialysis patients: a longitudinal study. Murea M, Brown WM, Divers J, Moossavi S, Robinson TW, Bagwell B, Burkart JM, Freedman BI.. Am J Nephrol. 2017;46(4):268-275.

Genome-wide association study of coronary artery calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Divers J, Palmer ND, Langefeld CD, Brown WM, Lu L, Hicks PJ, Smith SC, Xu J, Terry JG, Register TC, Wagenknecht LE, Parks JS, Ma L, Chan GC, Buxbaum SG, Correa A, Musani S, Wilson JG, Taylor HA, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Freedman BI.. BMC Genet. 2017;18(1):105.

Admixture mapping of subclinical atherosclerosis and subsequent clinical events among African Americans in 2 large cohort studies. Shendre A, Wiener H, Irvin MR, Zhi DG, Limdi NA, Overton ET, Wassel CL, Divers J, Rotter JI, Post WS, Shrestha S.. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2017;10(2):e001569.

APOL1 genotype and kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African American donors. Freedman BI, Pastan SO, Israni AK, Schladt D, Julian BA, Gautreaux MD, Hauptfeld V, Bray RA, Gebel HM, Kirk AD, Gaston RS, Rogers J, Farney AC, Orlando G, Stratta RJ, Mohan S, Ma L, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Palmer ND,.. Transplantation. 2016;100(1):194-202.

The dose-response effect of insulin sensitivity on albuminuria in children according to diabetes type. Mottl AK, Divers J, Dabelea D, Maahs DM, Dolan L, Pettitt D, Marcovina S, Imperatore G, Pihoker C, Mauer M, Mayer-Davis EJ.. Pediatr Nephrol. 2016;31(6):933-940.

Genetic associations at 53 loci highlight cell types and biological pathways relevant for kidney function. Pattaro C, Teumer A, Gorski M, Chu AY, Li M, Mijatovic V, Garnaas M, Tin A, Sorice R, Li Y, Taliun D, Olden M, Foster M, Yang Q, Chen MH, Pers TH, Johnson AD, Ko YA, Fuchsberger C, Tayo B, Nalls M, Feitosa MF, Isaacs A, Dehghan A, d'Adamo P, Adeyemo A,.. Nat Commun. 2016;7():10023.

Common scientific and statistical errors in obesity research. George BJ, Beasley TM, Brown AW, Dawson J, Dimova R, Divers J, Goldsby TU, Heo M, Kaiser KA, Keith SW, Kim MY, Li P, Mehta T, Oakes JM, Skinner A, Stuart E, Allison DB.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016;24(4):781-790.

Deceased-donor apolipoprotein L1 renal-risk variants have minimal effects on liver transplant outcomes. Dorr CR, Freedman BI, Hicks PJ, Brown WM, Russell GB, Julian BA, Pastan SO, Gautreaux MD, Muthusamy A, Chinnakotla S, Hauptfeld V, Bray RA, Kirk AD, Divers J, Israni AK.. PLoS One. 2016;11(4):e0152775.

Admixture mapping of serum vitamin D and parathyroid hormone concentrations in the African American-Diabetes Heart Study. Palmer ND, Divers J, Lu L, Register TC, Carr JJ, Hicks PJ, Smith SC, Xu J, Judd SE, Irvin MR, Gutierrez OM, Bowden DW, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI.. Bone. 2016;87():71-77.

APOL1 renal-risk genotypes associate with longer hemodialysis survival in prevalent nondiabetic African American patients with end-stage renal disease. Ma L, Langefeld CD, Comeau ME, Bonomo JA, Rocco MV, Burkart JM, Divers J, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Lea JP, Krisher JO, Clay MJ, Freedman BI.. Kidney Int. 2016;90(2):389-395.

Selecting SNPs informative for African, American Indian and European Ancestry: application to the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND). Williams RC, Elston RC, Kumar P, Knowler WC, Abboud HE, Adler S, Bowden DW, Divers J, Freedman BI, Igo RP Jr, Ipp E, Iyengar SK, Kimmel PL, Klag MJ, Kohn O, Langefeld CD, Leehey DJ, Nelson RG, Nicholas SB, Pahl MV, Parekh RS, Rotter JI, Schelling JR,.. BMC Genomics. 2016;17(1):325.

Relationships between measures of adiposity with subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes. Yuan M, Hsu FC, Bowden DW, Xu J, Carrie Smith S, Wagenknecht LE, Comeau ME, Divers J, Register TC, Jeffrey Carr J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016;24(8):1810-1818.

A comparison of composite reliability estimators: coefficient omega confidence intervals in the current literature. Padilla MA, Divers J.. Educ Psychol Meas. 2016;76(3):436-453.

APOL1 renal-risk variants associate with reduced cerebral white matter lesion volume and increased gray matter volume. Freedman BI, Gadegbeku CA, Bryan RN, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Ma L, Rocco MV, Smith SC, Xu J, Whitlow CT, Wagner BC, Langefeld CD, Hawfield AT, Bates JT, Lerner AJ, Raj DS, Sadaghiani MS, Toto RD, Wright JT Jr, Bowden DW, Williamson JD, Sink KM,.. Kidney Int. 2016;90(2):440-449.

Bone mineral density and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Wagenknecht LE, Divers J, Register TC, Russell GB, Bowden DW, Xu J, Langefeld CD, Lenchik L, Hruska KA, Carr JJ, Freedman BI.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016;101(11):4135-4141.

Factors influencing time to case registration for youth with type 1 and type 2 diabetes: SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Crume TL, Hamman RF, Isom S, Talton J, Divers J, Mayer-Davis EJ, Zhong VW, Liese AD, Saydah S, Standiford DA, Lawrence JM, Pihoker C, Dabelea D.. Ann Epidemiol. 2016;26(9):631-637.

Adiposity is inversely associated with hippocampal volume in African Americans and European Americans with diabetes. Hsu FC, Yuan M, Bowden DW, Xu J, Smith SC, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD, Divers J, Register TC, Carr JJ, Williamson JD, Sink KM, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI.. J Diabetes Complications. 2016;30(8):1506-1512.

APOE genotypes associate with cognitive performance but not cerebral structure: Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Palmer Allred ND, Raffield LM, Hardy JC, Hsu FC, Divers J, Xu J, Smith SC, Hugenschmidt CE, Wagner BC, Whitlow CT, Sink KM, Maldjian JA, Williamson JD, Bowden DW, Freedman BI.. Diabetes Care. 2016;39(12):2225-2231.

Apolipoprotein L1 gene variants associate with prevalent kidney but not prevalent cardiovascular disease in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. Langefeld CD, Divers J, Pajewski NM, Hawfield AT, Reboussin DM, Bild DE, Kaysen GA, Kimmel PL, Raj DS, Ricardo AC, Wright JT Jr, Sedor JR, Rocco MV, Freedman BI.. Kidney Int. 2015;87(1):169-175.

APOL1 associations with nephropathy, atherosclerosis, and all-cause mortality in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Lu L, Palmer ND, Carrie Smith S, Bagwell BM, Hicks PJ, Xu J, Wagenknecht LE, Raffield LM, Register TC, Jeffrey Carr J, Bowden DW, Divers J.. Kidney Int. 2015;87(1):176-181.

Cerebral structural changes in diabetic kidney disease: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Sink KM, Divers J, Whitlow CT, Palmer ND, Smith SC, Xu J, Hugenschmidt CE, Wagner BC, Williamson JD, Bowden DW, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI.. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(2):206-212.

Lack of association of the APOL1 G3 haplotype in African Americans with ESRD. Palmer ND, Ng MC, Langefeld CD, Divers J, Lea JP, Okusa MD, Kimberly RP, Bowden DW, Freedman BI.. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015;26(5):1021-1025.

Apolipoprotein L1 gene variants in deceased organ donors are associated with renal allograft failure. Freedman BI, Julian BA, Pastan SO, Israni AK, Schladt D, Gautreaux MD, Hauptfeld V, Bray RA, Gebel HM, Kirk AD, Gaston RS, Rogers J, Farney AC, Orlando G, Stratta RJ, Mohan S, Ma L, Langefeld CD, Hicks PJ, Palmer ND, Adams PL,.. Am J Transplant. 2015;15(6):1615-1622.

Deceased donor multidrug resistance protein 1 and caveolin 1 gene variants may influence allograft survival in kidney transplantation. Ma J, Divers J, Palmer ND, Julian BA, Israni AK, Schladt D, Pastan SO, Chattrabhuti K, Gautreaux MD, Hauptfeld V, Bray RA, Kirk AD, Brown WM, Gaston RS, Rogers J, Farney AC, Orlando G, Stratta RJ, Guan M, Palanisamy A, Reeves-Daniel AM, Bowden DW,.. Kidney Int. 2015;88(3):584-592.

Transcriptomic profiles of aging in purified human immune cells. Reynolds LM, Ding J, Taylor JR, Lohman K, Soranzo N, de la Fuente A, Liu TF, Johnson C, Barr RG, Register TC, Donohue KM, Talor MV, Cihakova D, Gu C, Divers J, Siscovick D, Burke G, Post W, Shea S, Jacobs DR Jr, Hoeschele I, McCall CE,.. BMC Genomics. 2015;16(1):333.

Genome wide identification of new genes and pathways in patients with both autoimmune thyroiditis and type 1 diabetes. Tomer Y, Dolan LM, Kahaly G, Divers J, D'Agostino RB Jr, Imperatore G, Dabelea D, Marcovina S, Black MH, Pihoker C, Hasham A, Hammerstad SS, Greenberg DA, Lotay V, Zhang W, Monti MC, Matheis N.. J Autoimmun. 2015;60():32-39.

Electrochemical skin conductance (ESC) associates with diabetic kidney disease (DKD) in European Americans (EAs) and African Americans (AAs) with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) [abstract]. Freedman BI, Smith SC, Bagwell BM, Xu J, Bowden DW, Divers J.. Diabetes. 2015;64(Suppl 1):A157.

APOL1 G1 genotype modifies the association between HDLC and kidney function in African Americans. Bentley AR, Divers J, Shriner D, Doumatey AP, Gutierrez OM, Adeyemo AA, Freedman BI, Rotimi CN.. BMC Genomics. 2015;16():421.

Trends and characteristics of self-reported case presentation of diabetes diagnosis among youth from 2002 to 2010: findings from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study [letter]. Saydah SH, Imperatore G, Henkin L, D'Agostino R Jr, Divers J, Mayer-Davis EJ, Dabelea D, Klingensmith G, Pihoker C, Lawrence JM.. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(6):e84-e85.

Vitamin D associations with renal, bone, and cardiovascular phenotypes: African American-Diabetes Heart Study. Freedman BI, Divers J, Russell GB, Palmer ND, Wagenknecht LE, Smith SC, Xu J, Carr JJ, Bowden DW, Register T.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(10):3693-3701.

Effects of type 2 diabetes on brain structure and cognitive function: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Whitlow CT, Sink KM, Divers J, Smith SC, Xu J, Palmer ND, Hugenschmidt CE, Williamson JD, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Maldjian JA.. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015;36(9):1648-1653.

Electrochemical skin conductance in diabetic kidney disease. Freedman BI, Smith SC, Bagwell BM, Xu J, Bowden DW, Divers J.. Am J Nephrol. 2015;41(6):438-447.

Genome-wide association and trans-ethnic meta-analysis for advanced diabetic kidney disease: Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND). Iyengar SK, Sedor JR, Freedman BI, Kao WH, Kretzler M, Keller BJ, Abboud HE, Adler SG, Best LG, Bowden DW, Burlock A, Chen YD, Cole SA, Comeau ME, Curtis JM, Divers J, Drechsler C, Duggirala R, Elston RC, Guo X, Huang H, Hoffmann MM,.. PLoS Genet. 2015;11(8):e1005352.

Re-sequencing of the APOL1-APOL4 and MYH9 gene regions in African Americans does not identify additional risks for CKD progression. Hawkins GA, Friedman DJ, Lu L, McWilliams DR, Chou JW, Sajuthi S, Divers J, Parekh RS, Li M, Genovese G, Pollack MR, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Ma L, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD.. Am J Nephrol. 2015;42(2):99-106.

Subclinical atherosclerosis is inversely associated with gray matter volume in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Freedman BI, Divers J, Whitlow CT, Bowden DW, Palmer ND, Smith SC, Xu J, Register TC, Carr JJ, Wagner BC, Williamson JD, Sink KM, Maldjian JA.. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(11):2158-2165.

Plasma FGF23 and calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Freedman BI, Divers J, Russell GB, Palmer ND, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Wagenknecht LE, Hightower RC, Xu J, Smith SC, Langefeld CD, Hruska KA, Register TC.. Am J Nephrol. 2015;42(6):391-401.

Montreal cognitive assessment and modified mini mental state examination in African Americans. Sink KM, Craft S, Smith SC, Maldjian JA, Bowden DW, Xu J, Freedman BI, Divers J.. J Aging Res. 2015;2015():872018.

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Associate Professor, Biostatistical Sciences

Jasmin Divers, Ph.D.

Jasmin Divers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biostatistical Sciences
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Office of Research

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