Health and Retirement Study
426 Thompson St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008
M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001
B.A., Japanese Language and Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998
Research and Projects
Dr. Faul's work focuses on socioeconomic predictors of health and health disparities across the life course. Her research integrates genetic and social science data and uses longitudinal modeling and time-varying predictors in examining determinants of health.
Selected Recent PublicationsWeir, David, Jessica Faul, and Jennifer Smith, et al. Large-scale genomic analyses link reproductive aging to hypothalamic signaling, breast cancer susceptibility and BRCA1-mediated DNA repair.. Nature Genetics, 47: 1294-1303 
Weir, David, Jessica Faul, and Jennifer Smith, et al. The association between lower educational attainment and depression owing to shared genetic effects? Results in ~25,000 subjects. Molecular Psychiatry, 20: 735-743. PMCID: PMC4610719. 
Faul, Jessica, David Weir, and Others. Directional dominance on stature and cognition in diverse human populations. Nature, 523(7561): 459-462. PMCID: PMC4516141. 
Faul, Jessica, and David Weir, et al. Contribution of common non-synonymous variants in PCSK1 to body mass index variation and risk of obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis with evidence from up to 331 175 individuals. Human Molecular Genetics, 24(12): 3582-3594. PMCID: PMC4498155. 
Faul, Jessica, David Weir, and Others. Genetic contributions to variation in general cognitive function: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in the CHARGE consortium (N=53?949). Molecular Psychiatry, 20: 183-192. PMCID: PMC4356746. 
Faul, Jessica, Jennifer Smith, Sharon R. Kardia, and David Weir, et al. GWAS of Longevity in CHARGE Consortium Confirms APOE and FOXO3 Candidacy. Journals of Gerontology A: Biological and Medical Sciences, 70(1): 110-118. PMCID: PMC4296168. 
Faul, Jessica, Jennifer Smith, David Weir, and Others. Genetic studies of body mass index yield new insights for obesity biology. Nature, 518(7538): 197-U401. PMCID: PMC4382211.