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

Jasmin Divers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,


Center for Public Health Genomics

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, molecular biology/molecular me, statistics/mathematics

Contact Information

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

Email: jdivers@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

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.

Divers J, Freedman BI. 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.

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. 2014;():.

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. 2014;():.

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. 2014;():.

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. 2014;26():.

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.

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.


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.


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.

Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Turner J, Nunez M, High KP, Spainhour M, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Reeves-Daniel AM, Murea M, Rocco MV, Divers J. Association of APOL1 variants with mild kidney disease in the first-degree relatives of African American patients with non-diabetic end-stage renal disease. Kidney Int. 2012;82(7):805-811.

Murea M, Register TC, Divers J, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Hightower CR, Xu J, Smith SC, Hruska KA, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Relationships between serum MCP-1 and subclinical kidney disease: African American-Diabetes Heart Study. BMC Nephrol. 2012;13(1):148.

Ramos PS, Sajuthi S, Huang Y, Kamen DL, Divers J, Kaufman KM, Harley JB, Kimberly RP, Langefeld CD, Sale MM, Garvey WT, Gilkeson GS. Genes associated with systemic lupus erythematosus show evidence of selection in the Gullah African American population [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum. 2012;64(10 Suppl):S962.

Freedman BI, Murea M, Rocco MV, Ma L, Bowden DW, Ornelles DA, Kleiboeker S, Langefeld CD, Turner J, Divers J. JC polyoma virus interacts with apolipoprotein L1 genetic risk in African Americans with non-diabetic nephropathy [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012;23():178A.

Wagenknecht LE, Divers J, Bertoni AG, Langefeld CD, Carr JJ, Bowden DW, Elbein SC [deceased], Shea S, Lewis CE, Freedman BI. Correlates of coronary artery calcified plaque in blacks and whites with type 2 diabetes. Ann Epidemiol. 2011;21(1):34-41.

Gopalakrishnan I, Iskandar SS, Daeihagh P, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Rocco MV, Freedman BI. Coincident idiopathic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis collapsing variant and diabetic nephropathy in an African American homozygous for MYH9 risk variants. Hum Pathol. 2011;42(2):291-294.

McDonough CW, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Roh BH, An SS, Cooke JN, Hester JM, Wing MR, Bostrom MA, Rudock ME, Lewis JP, Talbert ME, Blevins RA, Lu L, Ng MCY, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW, et al. A genome-wide association study for diabetic nephropathy genes in African Americans. Kidney Int. 2011;79(5):563-572.

Divers J, Redden DT, Rice KM, Vaughan LK, Padilla MA, Allison DB, Bluemke DA, Young HJ, Arnett DK. Comparing self-reported ethnicity to genetic background measures in the context of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). BMC Genet. 2011;12():article 28.

Reeves-Daniel AM, DePalma JA, Bleyer AJ, Rocco MV, Murea M, Adams PL, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Stratta RJ, Lin J-J, Kiger DF, Gautreaux MD, Divers J, Freedman BI. The APOL1 gene and allograft survival after kidney transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2011;11(5):1025-1030.

Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Lu L, Divers J, Comeau ME, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Bostrom MA, Cooke JN, McDonough CW, Bowden DW, et al. Differential effects of MYH9 and APOL1 risk variants on FRMD3 association with diabetic ESRD in African Americans. PLoS Genet. 2011;7(6):e1002150.

Murea M, Lu L, Ma L, Hicks PJ, Divers J, McDonough CW, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Genome-wide association scan for survival on dialysis in African-Americans with type 2 diabetes. Am J Nephrol. 2011;33(6):502-509.

Klimentidis YC, Divers J, Casazza K, Beasley TM, Allison DB, Fernandez JR. Ancestry-informative markers on chromosomes 2, 8 and 15 are associated with insulin-related traits in a racially diverse sample of children. Hum Genomics. 2011;5(2):79-89.

Pasaniuc B, Zaitlen N, Lettre G, Chen GK, Tandon A, Kao WHL, Ruczinski I, Fornage M, Siscovick DS, Divers J, et al. Enhanced statistical tests for GWAS in admixed populations: assessment using African Americans from CARe and a Breast Cancer Consortium. PLoS Genet. 2011;7(4):e1001371.

Igo RP Jr, Iyengar SK, Nicholas SB, Goddard KAB, Langefeld CD, Hanson RL, Duggirala R, Divers J, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, et al. Genomewide linkage scan for diabetic renal failure and albuminuria: the FIND study. Am J Nephrol. 2011;33(5):381-389.

Divers J, Register TC, Langefeld CD, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Hightower RC, Xu J, Hruska KA, Freedman BI. Relationships between calcified atherosclerotic plaque and bone mineral density in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. J Bone Miner Res. 2011;26(7):1554-1560.

Hinch AG, Tandon A, Patterson N, Song Y, Rohland N, Palmer CD, Chen GK, Wang K, Divers J, et al. The landscape of recombination in African Americans. Nature. 2011;476(7359):170-175.

Bhatia G, Patterson N, Pasaniuc B, Zaitlen N, Genovese G, Pollack S, Mallick S, Myers S, Tandon A, Divers J, et al. Genome-wide comparison of African-ancestry populations from CARe and other cohorts reveals signals of natural selection. Am J Hum Genet. 2011;89(3):368-381.

Reeves-Daniel AM, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Response to mechanism of action of APOL1 in renal allograft survival (and native CKD) remains unclear [letter]. Am J Transplant. 2011;11(10):2260.

Murea M, Register TC, Divers J, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Hightower RC, Smith SC, Hruska KA, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Relationships between serum MCP-1 and subclinical kidney disease: African American-Diabetes Heart Study [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011;22(Abstract Suppl):715A.

Freedman BI, Hicks PJ, Langefeld CD, Lu L, Bleyer AJ, Divers J, Nachman PH, Derebail VK, Bowden DW. Sickle cell trait is not associated with ESRD susceptibility in African Americans [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011;22(Abstract Suppl):463A.

Ng MCY, Sajuthi S, Cupples A, Divers J, Dupuis J, Fornage M, Kao L, Larkin E, Freedman B, Bowden DW, et al. Genetic ancestry and population structure of geographically separated African American populations [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics; 2011 Oct 11-15; Montreal (Canada). 2011;():.

Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Murea M, Ma L, Otvos JD, Turner J, Antinozzi PA, Divers J, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Rocco MV, Parks JS. Apolipoprotein L1 nephropathy risk variants associate with HDL subfraction concentration in African Americans. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011;26(11):3805-3810.

Hicks PJ, Langefeld CD, Lu L, Bleyer AJ, Divers J, Nachman PH, Derebail VK, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Sickle cell trait is not independently associated with susceptibility to end-stage renal disease in African Americans. Kidney Int. 2011;80(12):1339-1343.

Divers J, Redden DT, Carroll RJ, Allison DB. How to estimate the measurement error variance associated with ancestry proportion estimates. Stat Interface. 2011;4(3):327-337.

Divers J, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Hightower RC, Xu J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Ethnic differences in the relationship between albuminuria and calcified atherosclerotic plaque: the African American-Diabetes Heart Study. Diabetes Care. 2010;33(1):131-138.

Divers J, Freedman BI. Susceptibility genes in common complex kidney disease. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2010;19(1):79-84.

Divers J, Sale MM, Lu L, Chen W-M, Lok KH, Spruill IJ, Fernandes JK, Langefeld CD, Garvey WT. The genetic architecture of lipoprotein subclasses in Gullah-speaking African American families enriched for type 2 diabetes: the Sea Islands Genetic African American Registry (Project SuGAR). J Lipid Res. 2010;51(3):586-597.

Freedman BI, Wagenknecht LE, Hairston KG, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Hightower RC, Gordon EJ, Xu J, Langefeld CD, Divers J. Vitamin D, adiposity, and calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African-Americans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010;95(3):1076-1083.

Freedman BI, Edberg JC, Comeau ME, Murea M, Bowden DW, Divers J, Alarcon GS, Brown EE, McGwin G Jr, Langefeld CD, et al. The non-muscle myosin heavy chain 9 gene (MYH9) is not associated with lupus nephritis in African Americans. Am J Nephrol. 2010;32(1):66-72.

Lewis JP, Palmer ND, Ellington JB, Divers J, Ng MCY, Lu L, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Analysis of candidate genes on chromosome 20q12-13.1 reveals evidence for BMI mediated association of PREX1 with type 2 diabetes in European Americans. Genomics. 2010;96(4):211-219.

Harley ITW, Niewold TB, Stormont RM, Kaufman KM, Glenn SB, Franek BS, Kelly JA, Kilpatrick JR, Divers J, Langefeld CD, et al. The role of genetic variation near interferon-kappa in systemic lupus erythematosus. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2010;2010():706825.

Divers J, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Hightower RC, Ding J, Xu J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Regional adipose tissue associations with calcified atherosclerotic plaque: African American-Diabetes Heart Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010;18(10):2004-2009.

Divers J, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Hightower RC, Register TC, Xu J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Ethnic differences in the relationship between pericardial adipose tissue and coronary artery calcified plaque: African-American-diabetes heart study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010;95(12):5382-5389.

Mcdonough CW, Allred ND, Hicks PJ, Bostrom MA, Lu L, Ng M, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. A genome wide association study for diabetic nephropathy genes in African Americans [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;21(Suppl):729A.

Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Lu L, Divers J, Comeau ME, Allred ND, Hicks PJ, Bostrom MA, Cooke JN, Mcdonough CW, Bowden DW, et al. Accounting for risk variants in MYH9 reveals FRMD3 association with diabetic ESRD in African Americans [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;21(Suppl):728A.

Murea M, Lu L, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Genetic variants identified by GWAS suggest intracellular calcium, vascular remodeling, and cardiac repolarization pathways impact dialytic survival in African Americans with diabetes [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;21(Suppl):730A.

Cooke JN, Bostrom MA, Hicks PJ, Ng M, Comeau ME, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Polymorphisms in MYH9 are associated with diabetic nephropathy in European Americans [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;21(Suppl):731A.

Freedman BI, Kopp JB, Winkler CA, Nelson GW, Rao DC, Eckfeldt JH, Leppert MF, Hicks PJ, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Hunt SC. Polymorphisms in the nonmuscle myosin heavy chain 9 gene (MYH9) are associated with albuminuria in hypertensive African Americans: the HyperGEN study. Am J Nephrol. 2009;29(6):626-632.

Bleyer AJ, Hire D, Russell GB, Xu J, Divers J, Shihabi Z, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Ethnic variation in the correlation between random serum glucose concentration and glycated haemoglobin. Diabet Med. 2009;26(2):128-133.

Freedman BI, Hicks PJ, Bostrom MA, Cunningham ME, Liu Y, Divers J, Kopp JB, Winkler CA, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, et al. Polymorphisms in the non-muscle myosin heavy chain 9 gene (MYH9) are strongly associated with end-stage renal disease historically attributed to hypertension in African Americans. Kidney Int. 2009;75(7):736-745.

Sale MM, Lu L, Spruill IJ, Fernandes JK, Lok KH, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Garvey WT. Genome-wide linkage scan in Gullah-speaking African American families with type 2 diabetes: the Sea Islands Genetic African American Registry (Project SuGAR). Diabetes. 2009;58(1):260-267.

Padilla MA, Divers J, Vaughan LK, Allison DB, Tiwari HK. Multiple imputation to correct for measurement error in admixture estimates in genetic structured association testing. Hum Hered. 2009;68(1):65-72.

Willig AL, Casazza KR, Divers J, Bigham AW, Gower BA, Hunter GR, Fernandez JR. Uncoupling protein 2 Ala55Val polymorphism is associated with a higher acute insulin response to glucose. Metabolism. 2009;58(6):877-881.

Casazza K, Natour N, Divers J, Vaughan LK, Bigham AW, Gower BA, Hunter GR, Fernandez JR. Triglyceride concentration is independently associated with variation in the LPL gene in African American and European American women. Open Obes J. 2009;1():23-31.

Guo L, Deshmukh H, Lu R, Vidal GS, Kelly JA, Kaufman KM, Langefeld CD, Marion MC, Williams AH, Divers J, et al. Replication of the BANK1 genetic association with systemic lupus erythematosus in a European-derived population. Genes Immun. 2009;10(5):531-538.

Lu R, Vidal GS, Kelly JA, Delgado-Vega AM, Howard XK, Macwana SR, Dominguez N, Langefeld CD, Marion MC, Divers J, et al. Genetic associations of LYN with systemic lupus erythematosus. Genes Immun. 2009;10(5):397-403.

Namjou B, Gray-McGuire C, Sestak AL, Gilkeson GS, Jacob CO, Merrill JT, James JA, Langefeld CD, Divers J, Ziegler J, et al. Evaluation of C1q genomic region in minority racial groups of lupus. Genes Immun. 2009;10(5):517-524.

Freedman BI, Hicks PJ, Bostrom MA, Comeau ME, Divers J, Bleyer AJ, Kopp JB, Winkler CA, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, et al. Non-muscle myosin heavy chain 9 gene MYH9 associations in African Americans with clinically diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus-associated ESRD. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2009;24(11):3366-3371.

McDonough CW, Bostrom MA, Lu L, Hicks PJ, Langefeld CD, Divers J, Mychaleckyj JC, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Genetic analysis of diabetic nephropathy on chromosome 18 in African Americans: linkage analysis and dense SNP mapping. Hum Genet. 2009;126(6):805-817.

Vaughan LK, Divers J, Padilla MA, Redden DT, Tiwari HK, Pomp D, Allison DB. The use of plasmodes as a supplement to simulations: a simple example evaluating individual admixture estimation methodologies. Comput Stat Data Anal. 2009;53(5):1755-1766.

Divers J, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Hightower RC, Xu J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Ethnic differences in the relationship between albuminuria and calcified atherosclerotic plaque: African American-Diabetes Heart Study [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009;20(Renal Week 2009 Abstract Issue):395A.

McDonough CW, Palmer ND, Bostrom MA, Hicks PJ, Lu L, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) of diabetic nephropathy (DN) in African Americans (AA) [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009;20(Renal Week 2009 Abstract Issue):433A.

Freedman BI, Bostrom MA, Cooke JN, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Nelson RG, Kretzler M, Maeda S, Bowden DW. ACACB gene associations with type 2 diabetes-associated ESRD [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009;20(Renal Week 2009 Abstract Issue):55A.

Freedman BI, Hicks PJ, Bostrom MA, Comeau ME, Divers J, Bleyer AJ, Kopp JB, Winkler CA, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, et al. Non-muscle myosin heavy chain 9 gene MYH9 associations in African Americans (AA) with type 2 diabetes (T2DM)-associated ESRD [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009;20(Renal Week 2009 Abstract Issue):431A.

Fernandez JR, Casazza K, Divers J, Lopez-Alarcon M. Disruptions in energy balance: does nature overcome nurture?. Physiol Behav. 2008;94(1 Special Issue):105-112.

Divers J, Moossavi S, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Genetic admixture: a tool to identify diabetic nephropathy genes in African Americans. Ethn Dis. 2008;18(3):384-388.

Keene KL, Mychaleckyj JC, Leak TS, Smith SG, Perlegas PS, Divers J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW, Sale MM. Exploration of the utility of ancestry informative markers for genetic association studies of African Americans with type 2 diabetes and end stage renal disease. Hum Genet. 2008;124(2):147-154.

Lewis JP, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Sale MM, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Divers J, Bowden DW. Association analysis in African Americans of European-derived type 2 diabetes single nucleotide polymorphisms from whole-genome association studies. Diabetes. 2008;57(8):2220-2225.

Kao WH, Klag MJ, Meoni LA, Reich D, Berthier-Schaad Y, Li M, Coresh J, Patterson N, Divers J, Freedman BI, et al. MYH9 is associated with nondiabetic end-stage renal disease in African Americans. Nat Genet. 2008;40(10):1185-1192.

Bowden DW, Lewis JP, Allred ND, Langefeld CD, Divers J, Freedman BI. Genetic analysis of 'European' type 2 diabetes SNPs from whole genome association studies in African Americans [abstract]. Diabetologia. 2008;51(Suppl 1):S129.

Kao L, Klag M, Meoni L, Reich D, Berthier-Schaad Y, Li M, Coresh J, Patterson N, Divers J, Freedman B, et al. Admixture scan identifies MYH9 locus to be associated with non-diabetic ESRD in African Americans [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008;19():58A.

Freedman BI, Hicks PJ, Bostrom MA, Divers J, Winkler CA, Kopp JB, Nelson GW, Cunningham ME, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW. Non-muscle myosin heavy chain 9 (MYH9) gene associations in African Americans (AA) with non-diabetic ESRD [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008;19():132A.

Freedman BI, Edberg C, Kopp JB, Winkler CA, Nelson GW, Alarcon GS, Brown EE, Divers J, Cunningham ME, Langefeld CD, et al. Association analysis of the non-muscle myosin heavy chain 9 (MYH9) gene in African Americans with lupus nephritis (LN) [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008;19():134A.

Divers J, Vaughan LK, Padilla MA, Fernandez JR, Allison DB, Redden DT. Correcting for measurement error in individual ancestry estimates in structured association tests. Genetics. 2007;176(3):1823-1833.

Divers J, Vaughan LK, Padilla M, Fernandez JR, Allison DB, Redden DT. Correcting for measurement error in individual ancestry estimates in structured association tests [abstract]. Genet Epidemiol. 2007;31(6):624.

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For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Associate Professor, Biostatistical Sciences

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

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