Jenna Krall, PhD

Jenna Krall
Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Public Health

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-1474
Building: Peterson Hall
Room 5109

Personal Websites


Dr. Jenna R. Krall is an assistant professor in the Department of Global and Community Health.  Krall is a biostatistician with research interests in air pollution and environmental epidemiology. Her work has been focused on developing methods for estimating sources of air pollution and their associations with health. She is also interested in statistical computing (R, SAS, Stata) and collaborative work related to chemical mixtures, spatial statistics, and missing data. She received her PhD in biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her BA from George Mason University. Prior to joining GCH, Krall completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Emory University. Please see her research website for more information.

University Service

  • Member, Search committee for Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, March-June 2017
  • Member, Graduate Program Advisory Committee (GPAC), August 2017-present

Community Service

  • Statistical Advisory Board,, 2016-present 
  • Volunteer, Statistics Without Borders, 2015-present
  • Membership Co-Chair, Caucus for Women in Statistics, 2017


Research Interests

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Air pollution
  • Source apportionment

Select Publications

Krall JR, Hackstadt AJ, Peng RD. A hierarchical modeling approach to estimate regional acute health effects of particulate matter sources. Stat Med. 2017 Apr 30;36(9):1461-1475. doi: 10.1002/sim.7210. Epub 2017 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 28098412; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5378603.

Krall JR, Mulholland JA, Russell AG, Balachandran S, Winquist A, Tolbert PE, Waller LA, Sarnat SE. Associations between Source-Specific Fine Particulate Matter and Emergency Department Visits for Respiratory Disease in Four U.S. Cities. Environ Health Perspect. 2017 Jan;125(1):97-103. doi: 10.1289/EHP271. Epub 2016 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 27315241; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5226704.

Krall JR, Simpson CH, Peng RD. A model-based approach for imputing censored data in source apportionment studies. Environ Ecol Stat. 2015 Dec 1;22(4):779-800. Epub 2015 Jun 4. PubMed PMID: 26640398; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4667983.

Powell H, Krall JR, Wang Y, Bell ML, Peng RD. Ambient Coarse Particulate Matter and Hospital Admissions in the Medicare Cohort Air Pollution Study, 1999-2010. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Nov;123(11):1152-8. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1408720. Epub 2015 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 25872223; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4629736.

Krall JR, Anderson GB, Dominici F, Bell ML, Peng RD. Short-term exposure to particulate matter constituents and mortality in a national study of U.S. urban communities. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Oct;121(10):1148-53. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1206185. Epub 2013 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 23912641; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3801200.


“GEST DC: Gestational ExpoSure to Traffic in the DC Metro Area,” George Mason University Provost Award. September 2017-August 2018. $38,000.




  • PhD, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University
  • BA, Mathematics and Dance, George Mason University