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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 on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; African Americans; Kidney Diseases; Albuminuria; Calcinosis
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Contact Information

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

Email: jdivers@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

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.

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.

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. Register T, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Divers J, Russell GB, Palmer ND, Wagenknecht LE, Smith SC, Xu J, Bowden DW, Freedman BI.. J Bone Miner Res. 2015;30(Suppl 1):.

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

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

Integrating evidence for genetic association and natural selection helps detect new systemic lupus erythematosus risk loci in African-Americans [abstract]. 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.. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015;67(Suppl 10):88.

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

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. 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.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;99(1):315-321.

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

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

Prevalence of diabetes in U.S. youth in 2009: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. 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.. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(2):402-408.

Prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents from 2001 to 2009. 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.. JAMA. 2014;311(17):1778-1786.

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

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

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

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

Apolipoprotein L1 gene variants in deceased organ donors are associated with renal allograft failure [abstract]. 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.. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):40A.

Identification of autoimmune functional variants under positive selection in the Gullah African American population of South Carolina [abstract]. 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.. Arthritis Rheum. 2014;66(Suppl 10):S1292.

Variation in the multidrug resistance protein 1 gene (ABCB1) in African American deceased organ donors is associated with renal allograft failure [abstract]. 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.. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):40A.

Association between apolipoprotein L1 gene variants with prevalent kidney and cardiovascular disease: systolic blood pressure intervention trial (SPRINT) [abstract]. 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.. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):415A.

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

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

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