Jennifer A. Deal, PhD, is an epidemiologist and gerontologist with expertise in cognitive aging. She is an assistant scientist in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and assistant scientist in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Trained in the epidemiology of aging, Deal studies the effects of hearing loss on an aging brain and how hearing loss influences cognitive function to inform strategies for the primary prevention of cognitive decline and dementia in older adults.
- Deal JA, Albert MS, Arnold M, Bangdiwala SI, Chisolm T, Davis S, Eddins A, Glynn NW, Goman AM, Minotti M, Mosley T, Rebok GW, Reed N, Rodgers E, Sanchez V, Sharret AR, Coresh J, Lin FR. A randomized feasibility pilot trial of hearing treatment for reducing cognitive decline: results from the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders Pilot (ACHIEVE-P) Study. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions. 2017 Sept;3(3):410-415.
- Deal JA, Betz J, Yaffe K, Harris T, Purchase-Helzner E, Satterfield S, Pratt S, Govil N, Simonsick EM, Lin FR. Hearing Impairment and Incident Dementia and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: The Health ABC Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Apr 12