University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pathology

Bio for Nancy Jenny, Ph.D.
Nancy Jenny, Ph.D.

Nancy Jenny, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

Contact Information
Office Location:
Colchester Research Facility, 208 South Park Drive, 211C, Colchester, VT 05446


Jenny Lab


1986 B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
1990 Ph.D.,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Research Interests

To examine how inflammatory and immune factors are associated with development and progression of aging-related diseases like atherosclerosis, dementia and frailty. My research covers hypothesis-driven studies of relationships between inflammation and immune phenotypes with disease to genome wide association studies looking to identify new pathways associated with inflammation and immunity.

Academic Appointments

2013 – Present Research Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
2003 – 2013 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
2000 – 2003 Research Associate, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
1999 – 2000 Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
1993 – 1999 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
1990 – 1993 Postdoctoral Training Fellow, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program for Academic Trainees, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Awards and Honors

2008 - 2011 American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention Council Spring Conference Program Committee
2008 - 2009 International Scientific Advisory Board of the XXIInd International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Congress
2007 - Present American Heart Association International Mentoring Program
2006 Fellow of the American Heart Association and the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
2006 Selected to attend Sixth Annual Short Course in Statistical Genetics for Obesity and Nutrition Researchers sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases
2005-2011 Editorial Board: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
2004 Junior Faculty Travel Award to attend the American Geriatrics Society Research Agenda for Frailty in Older Adults: Towards Better Understanding of Physiology and Etiology Conference
2003 Finalist, American Heart Association National Scientific Sessions. Poster Competition in Population Science
2002 Finalist, Sandra Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension Epidemiology, American Heart Association
2001 American Heart Association, Travel Stipend to Attend Ten-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
1999 National Institutes of Health, Travel Award to Attend Ethics in Science Workshop
1995 National Institutes of Health, Young Investigator Travel Award to Attend International Symposium on Basement Membranes
1992 and 1994 American Heart Association, Travel Stipend for Young Investigators
1991 American Society of Hematology, Travel Award
1990 - 1993 Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program for Academic Trainees
1989 Biochemistry/Biophysics Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1986 Phi Lambda Upsilon (National Chemistry Honorary)


2013 Bradley R, Fitzpatrick AL, Jenny NS, Lee DH, Jacobs DR Jr.Associations between total serum GGT activity and metabolic risk: MESA. Biomark Med. 2013 Oct;7(5):709-21. PMID: 24044563 [PubMed - in process]

2013 Olson NC, Doyle MF, Jenny NS, Huber SA, Psaty BM, Kronmal RA, Tracy RP. Decreased Naive and Increased Memory CD4(+) T Cells Are Associated with Subclinical Atherosclerosis: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 23 8(8):e71498  PMID: 24009662 [PubMed - in process]

2013 Tracy RP, Doyle MF, Olson NC, Huber SA, Jenny NS, Sallam R, Psaty BM, Kronmal RA. T-helper type 1 bias in healthy people is associated with cytomegalovirus serology and atherosclerosis: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. J Am Heart Assoc. May 20;2(3):e000117 PMID: 23688675 [PubMed - in process]

2013 Fujishiro K, Diez-Roux AV, Landsbergis PA, Jenny NS, Seeman T. Current employment status, occupational category, occupational hazard exposure and job stress in relation to telomere length: the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Occup Environ Med. 2013 Aug;70(8):552-60. PMID: 23686115 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Zhang L, Buzkova P, Wassel CL, Roman MJ, North KE, Crawford DC, Boston J, Brown-Gentry KD, Cole SA, Deelman E, Goodloe R, Wilson S, Heiss G, Jenny NS, Jorgensen NW, Matise TC, McClellan BE Jr, Nato AQ Jr, Ritchie MD, Franceschini N, Kao WH.  Lack of associations of ten candidate coronary heart disease risk genetic variants and subclinical atherosclerosis in four US populations: the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) study. Atherosclerosis. Jun;228(2):390-9. PMID: 23587283 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Steffen BT, Steffen LM, Liang S, Tracy R, Jenny NS, Tsai MY. n-3 and n-6 Fatty acids are independently associated with lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Br J Nutr. 2013 Nov;110(9):1664-71.PMID: 23551952 [PubMed - in process]

2013 Subramanyam MA, Diez-Roux AV, Pilsner JR, Villamor E, Donohue KM, Liu Y, Jenny NS. Social factors and leukocyte DNA methylation of repetitive sequences: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e54018. PMID: 23320117 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Okwuosa TM, Klein O, Chan C, Jenny NS, Schreiner P, Green D, Liu K. 13-year long-term associations between changes in traditional cardiovascular risk factors and changes in fibrinogen levels: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. Atherosclerosis. 2013 Jan; 226(1):214-9. PMID: 23177973 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Reiner AP, Lange EM, Jenny NS, Chaves PH, Ellis J, Li J, Walston J, Lange LA, Cushman M, Tracy RP. Soluble CD14: genomewide association analysis and relationship to cardiovascular risk and mortality in older adults. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. Jan;33(1):158-64. PMID: 23162014 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

For a complete list of Nancy Jenny's publications, please visit PubMed.