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

Education & Training

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

Memberships

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

Jasmin Divers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biostatistical Sciences
Center for Comparative Medicine Research
Center for Diabetes Research
Center for Public Health Genomics
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

cross(mult/tnslat/inter)discip, epidemiology, genetics/genome, statistics/mathematics, diabetes, education/training (all f, t,

Contact Information

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

Email: jdivers@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

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,. APOL1 genotype and kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African American donors. Transplantation. 2016;100(1):194-202.

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

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,. Genetic associations at 53 loci highlight cell types and biological pathways relevant for kidney function. Nat Commun. 2016;7():10023.

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;88(3):584-592.

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

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

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

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,. Genome-wide association and trans-ethnic meta-analysis for advanced diabetic kidney disease: Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND). PLoS Genet. 2015;11(8):e1005352.

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. Re-sequencing of the APOL1-APOL4 and MYH9 gene regions in African Americans does not identify additional risks for CKD progression. Am J Nephrol. 2015;42(2):99-106.

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. Subclinical atherosclerosis is inversely associated with gray matter volume in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(11):2158-2165.

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. Plasma FGF23 and calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Am J Nephrol. 2015;42(6):391-401.

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

Register T, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Divers J, Russell GB, Palmer ND, Wagenknecht LE, Smith SC, Xu J, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Bone resorption assessed by serum type I collagen C-terminal telopeptide (crosslaps) is inversely associated with bone mineral density and change in BMD but not with change in calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African Americans. J Bone Miner Res. 2015;30(Suppl 1):.

Mohan S, Freedman BI, Brown WM, Pastan SO, Israni AK, Schladt DP, Gaston RS, Bray R, Reeves-Daniel AM, Julian BA, Divers J. Factors influencing racial disparities in renal transplantation outcomes [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015;26(Abstract Suppl):609A.

Julian BA, Gaston RS, Freedman BI, Brown WM, Reeves-Daniel AM, Israni AK, Schladt DP, Pastan SO, Mohan S, Divers J. Effect of changing African American race to Apolipoprotein L1 genotype on kidney donor risk index [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015;26(Abstract Suppl):49A.

Ramos PS, Sajuthi S, Divers J, Kaufman KM, Nayak U, Chen WM, Hunt KJ, Kamen DL, Gilkeson GS, Fernandes JK, Spruill IJ, Kimberly RP, Harley JB, Garvey WT, Sale MM, Langefeld CD. Integrating evidence for genetic association and natural selection helps detect new systemic lupus erythematosus risk loci in African-Americans [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015;67(Suppl 10):88.

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.

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Associate Professor, Biostatistical Sciences

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