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

Jasmin Divers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,



Contact Information

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

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 for Diabetes Research
Center for Comparative Medicine Research
Center for Public Health Genomics

Research Interests

aging, cognition/learning, cross(mult/tnslat/inter)discip, epidemiology, genetics/genome, immunology/allergy/inflammatio, statistics/mathematics

Contact Information

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

Email: jdivers@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

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. Apolipoprotein L1 gene variants associate with prevalent kidney but not prevalent cardiovascular disease in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. Kidney Int. 2015;87(1):169-175.

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. APOL1 associations with nephropathy, atherosclerosis, and all-cause mortality in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Kidney Int. 2015;87(1):176-181.

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

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

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,. Apolipoprotein L1 gene variants in deceased organ donors are associated with renal allograft failure. Am J Transplant. 2015;15(6):1615-1622.

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,. Deceased donor multidrug resistance protein 1 and caveolin 1 gene variants may influence allograft survival in kidney transplantation. Kidney Int. 2015;():.

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,. Transcriptomic profiles of aging in purified human immune cells. BMC Genomics. 2015;16(1):333.

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. Genome wide identification of new genes and pathways in patients with both autoimmune thyroiditis and type 1 diabetes. J Autoimmun. 2015;60():32-39.

Freedman BI, Smith SC, Bagwell BM, Xu J, Bowden DW, Divers J. 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]. Diabetes. 2015;64(Suppl 1):A157.

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

Saydah SH, Imperatore G, Henkin L, D'Agostino R Jr, Divers J, Mayer-Davis EJ, Dabelea D, Klingensmith G, Pihoker C, Lawrence JM. 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]. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(6):e84-e85.

Freedman BI, Bowden DW, Smith SC, Xu J, Divers J. Relationships between electrochemical skin conductance and kidney disease in Type 2 diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2014;28(1):56-60.

Register TC, Hruska KA, Divers J, Bowden DW, Palmer ND, Carr JJ, Wagenknecht LE, Hightower RC, Xu J, Smith SC, Dietzen DJ, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Sclerostin is positively associated with bone mineral density in men and women and negatively associated with carotid calcified atherosclerotic plaque in men from the African American-Diabetes Heart Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;99(1):315-321.

Divers J, Palmer ND, Lu L, Langefeld CD, Rocco MV, Hicks PJ, Murea M, Ma L, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Gene-gene interactions in APOL1-associated nephropathy. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014;29(3):587-594.

Divers J, Freedman BI. Genetics in kidney disease in 2013: susceptibility genes for renal and urological disorders. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2014;10(2):69-70.

Pettitt DJ, Talton J, Dabelea D, Divers J, Imperatore G, Lawrence JM, Liese AD, Linder B, Mayer-Davis EJ, Pihoker C, Saydah SH, Standiford DA, Hamman RF. Prevalence of diabetes in U.S. youth in 2009: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(2):402-408.

Dabelea D, Mayer-Davis EJ, Saydah S, Imperatore G, Linder B, Divers J, Bell R, Badaru A, Talton JW, Crume T, Liese AD, Merchant AT, Lawrence JM, Reynolds K, Dolan L, Liu LL, Hamman RF. Prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents from 2001 to 2009. JAMA. 2014;311(17):1778-1786.

Freedman BI, Divers J, High KP. The authors reply [to editorial comment on 'JC polyoma virus and kidney disease'] [letter]. Kidney Int. 2014;85(5):1242-1243.

Hughes RT, Lucas JT, Divers J, Holmes J, Krane S, Hemal AK, Frizzell BA. Predictors of locoregional and intravesical recurrence among patients treated with nephroureterectomy for urothelial tract carcinoma [abstract]. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;90(Suppl 1):S466.

Palmer ND, Sink KM, Smith SC, Xu J, Bowden DW, Hugenschmidt CE, Whitlow CT, Williamson JD, Maldjian JA, Divers J, Freedman BI. Kidney disease and cognitive function: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Am J Nephrol. 2014;40(3):200-207.

Sellers MB, Divers J, Lu L, Xu J, Smith SC, Bowden DW, Herrington D, Freedman BI, Soliman EZ. Prevalence and determinants of electrocardiographic abnormalities in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2014;4(4):289-296.

Freedman BI, Julian BA, Pastan SO, Israni AK, Kirk AD, Gaston RS, Stratta RJ, Mohan S, Adams PL, Palanisamy A, Reeves-Daniel AM, Divers J. Apolipoprotein L1 gene variants in deceased organ donors are associated with renal allograft failure [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):40A.

Ramos PS, Sajuthi S, Divers J, Huang YQ, Nayak U, Chen WM, Hunt KJ, Kamen DL, Gilkeson GS, Fernandes JK, Spruill IJ, Garvey WT, Sale MM, Langefeld CD. Identification of autoimmune functional variants under positive selection in the Gullah African American population of South Carolina [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum. 2014;66(Suppl 10):S1292.

Ma J, Divers J, Palmer ND, Julian BA, Pastan SO, Israni AK, Gaston RS, Ma L, Stratta RJ, Palanisamy A, Reeves-Daniel AM, Freedman BI. Variation in the multidrug resistance protein 1 gene (ABCB1) in African American deceased organ donors is associated with renal allograft failure [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):40A.

Langefeld CD, Divers J, Pajewski NM, Hawfield AT, Reboussin D, Bild D, Kaysen GA, Kimmel PL, Raj DS, Ricardo AC, Wright JT, Sedor JR, Rocco MV, Freedman BI. Association between apolipoprotein L1 gene variants with prevalent kidney and cardiovascular disease: systolic blood pressure intervention trial (SPRINT) [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):415A.

Palmer ND, Ng M, Langefeld CD, Divers J, Lea JP, Okusa MD, Kimberly RP, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. The apolipoprotein L1 gene G3 haplotype is not associated with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in African Americans [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):416A.

Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Lu L, Palmer ND, Smith SC, Hicks PJ, Xu J, Wagenknecht LE, Raffield LM, Register TC, Bowden DW, Divers J. Apolipoprotein L1 gene associations with atherosclerosis, nephropathy, and mortality in African Americans with type 2 diabetes [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):231A.

Register TC, Hruska KA, Divers J, Bowden DW, Palmer ND, Carr JJ, Wagenknecht LE, Hightower RC, Xu J, Smith SC, Dietzen DJ, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Plasma Dickkopf1 (DKK1) concentrations negatively associate with atherosclerotic calcified plaque in African-Americans with type 2 diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98(1):E60-E65.

Divers J, Palmer ND, Lu L, Register TC, Carr JJ, Hicks PJ, Hightower RC, Smith SC, Xu J, Cox AJ, Hruska KA, Bowden DW, Lewis CE, Heiss G, Province MA, Borecki IB, Kerr KF, Chen YD, Palmas W, Rotter JI, Wassel CL, Bertoni AG,. Admixture mapping of coronary artery calcified plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2013;6(1):97-105.

Divers J, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Hightower RC, Smith SC, Xu J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Albuminuria associates with calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African Americans with diabetes [letter]. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(3):e34-e35.

Register TC, Divers J, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Wagenknecht LE, Hightower RC, Xu J, Smith SC, Hruska KA, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Relationships between serum adiponectin and bone density, adiposity and calcified atherosclerotic plaque in the African American-Diabetes Heart Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98(5):1916-1922.

Shah SA, Herrington DM, Howard TD, Divers J, Arnett DK, Burke GL, Kao WH, Guo X, Siscovick DS, Chakravarti A, Lima JA, Psaty BM, Tomaselli GF, Rich SS, Bowden DW, Post W. Associations between NOS1AP single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and QT interval duration in four racial/ethnic groups in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2013;18(1):29-40.

Powell R, Davidson D, Divers J, Manichaikul A, Carr JJ, Detrano R, Hoffman EA, Jiang R, Kronmal RA, Liu K, Punjabi NM, Shahar E, Watson KE, Rotter JI, Taylor KD, Rich SS, Barr RG. Genetic ancestry and the relationship of cigarette smoking to lung function and per cent emphysema in four race/ethnic groups: a cross-sectional study. Thorax. 2013;68(7):634-642.

Divers J, Hugenschmidt C, Sink KM, Williamson JD, Ge Y, Smith SC, Bowden DW, Whitlow CT, Lyders E, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI. Cerebral white matter hyperintensity in African Americans and European Americans with type 2 diabetes. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013;22(7):e46-52.

Craft S, Smith C, Maldjian J, Freedman BI, Divers J. Comparison of Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) and 3MSE scores in African-Americans [abstract]. Alzheimers Dement. 2013;9(4 Suppl):P321.

Divers J, Palmer ND, Lu L, Langefeld CD, Rocco MV, Hicks PJ, Murea M, Ma L, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Gene-gene interactions in APOL1-associated nephropathy [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013;24(Abstract Suppl):67A.

Freedman BI, Divers J, Smith SC, Xu J, Bowden DW. Non-invasive assessment of electrochemical skin conductance associates with kidney function in African Americans (AA) with type 2 diabetes (T2D) [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013;24(Abstract Suppl):201A.

Langefeld CD, Sajuthi S, Divers J, Huang YQ, Nayak U, Chen WM, Hunt KJ, Kamen DL, Gikeson GS, Fernandes JK, Spruill IJ, Garvey WT, Sale MM, Ramos PS. Identification of autoimmune disease risk alleles that are under recent selection in the Sea Island Gullah African Americans [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum. 2013;65(Suppl 10):S60-S61.

Padilla MA, Divers J. Coefficient omega bootstrap confidence intervals: nonnormal distributions. Educ Psychol Meas. 2013;73(6):956-972.

Ramos PS, Titus N, Sajuthi S, Divers J, Huang YQ, Nayak U, Chen WM, Hunt KJ, Kamen DL, Gikeson GS, Fernandes JK, Spruill IJ, Garvey WT, Sale MM, Langefeld CD. Identification of autoimmune disease genes in regions under selection in the Gullah African American population of South Carolina [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum. 2013;65(Suppl 10):S61.

Divers J, Nunez M, High KP, Murea M, Rocco MV, Ma L, Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Spainhour M, Ornelles DA, Kleiboeker SB, Duncan K, Langefeld CD, Turner J, Freedman BI. JC polyoma virus interacts with APOL1 in African Americans with nondiabetic nephropathy. Kidney Int. 2013;84(6):1207-1213.

Freedman BI, Divers J, Palmer ND. Population ancestry and genetic risk for diabetes and kidney, cardiovascular, and bone disease: modifiable environmental factors may produce the cures. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013;62(6):1165-1175.

Jaiswal M, Lauer A, Martin CL, Bell RA, Divers J, Dabelea D, Pettitt DJ, Saydah S, Pihoker C, Standiford DA, Rodriguez BL, Pop-Busui R, Feldman EL. Peripheral neuropathy in adolescents and young adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth follow-up cohort: a pilot study. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(12):3903-3908.

Thameem F, Igo RP Jr, Freedman BI, Langefeld C, Hanson RL, Schelling JR, Elston RC, Duggirala R, Nicholas SB, Goddard KA, Divers J, Guo X, Ipp E, Kimmel PL, Meoni LA, Shah VO, Smith MW, Winkler CA, Zager PG, Knowler WC, Nelson RG,. A genome-wide search for linkage of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in the family investigation of nephropathy and diabetes (FIND). PLoS One. 2013;8(12):e81888.

Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT, Saha BN, Kota G, Vandergriff C, Davenport EM, Divers J, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Automated white matter total lesion volume segmentation in diabetes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013;34(12):2265-2270.

Ng MCY, Hester JM, Wing MR, Li J, Xu J, Hicks PJ, Roh BH, Lu L, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Palmer ND, Bowden DW. Genome-wide association of BMI in African Americans. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20(3):622-627.

Palmer ND, McDonough CW, Hicks PJ, Roh BH, Wing MR, An SS, Hester JM, Cooke JN, Bostrom MA, Rudock ME, Talbert ME, Lewis JP, Lu L, Ziegler JT, Divers J, Ng MCY, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW, et al. A genome-wide association search for type 2 diabetes genes in African Americans. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(1):e29202.

Cooke JN, Bostrom MA, Hicks PJ, Ng MCY, Hellwege JN, Comeau ME, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Polymorphisms in MYH9 are associated with diabetic nephropathy in European Americans. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012;27(4):1505-1511.

Lutsey PL, Wassel CL, Cushman M, Sale MM, Divers J, Folsom AR. Genetic admixture is associated with plasma hemostatic factor levels in self-identified African Americans and Hispanics: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Thromb Haemost. 2012;10(4):543-549.

Manichaikul A, Palmas W, Rodriguez CJ, Peralta CA, Divers J, Guo X, Chen W-M, Wong Q, Williams K, Kerr KF, Taylor KD, Tsai MY, Goodarzi MO, Sale MM, Diez-Roux AV, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Mychaleckyj JC. Population structure of Hispanics in the United States: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. PLoS Genet. 2012;8(4):e1002640.

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