Jessica Leibler, DrPH, MS

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health
Jessica Leibler
(617) 638-7674jleibler@bu.edu
Talbot – T425E
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Biography

Jessica H. Leibler, DrPH ScM is an environmental epidemiologist in the Department of Environmental Health at BUSPH, and her research focuses on environmental exposures experienced by disadvantaged populations in the US, including agricultural workers and the homeless. Her work has two central themes: environmental transmission of pathogens through food systems, and environmental exposures experienced by the urban poor in the US. Dr. Leibler is currently leading a study of antibiotic resistant bacterial carriage among industrial food animal workers in the Midwestern US and transmission of zoonotic bacterial infections from workers to the community. She has published studies identifying risk of avian influenza infection among industrial poultry workers and farm-to-farm transmission risk of avian influenza in the US. Dr. Leibler is the PI on a new study on nasal carriage of MRSA among the urban homeless in Boston. Dr. Leibler is actively engaged in teaching and mentoring students, and teaches the Introduction to Epidemiology (EP713) and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (EP755) courses at SPH. Prior to joining the faculty at BU, Dr. Leibler held a research appointment in the Department of Environmental Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health. Dr. Leibler completed her doctoral degree in Environmental Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins University and her master’s degree in Health Policy and Management at Harvard University.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University, DrPH
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS
  • Williams College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP713
  • SPHEP713
  • SPHEP755

Publications

  • Published on 1/1/2011

    Leibler JH, Silbergeld EK, Pekosz A, Gray GC. No evidence of infection with avian influenza viruses among US poultry workers in the Delmarva Peninsula, Maryland and Virginia, USA. J Agromedicine. 2011 Jan; 16(1):52-7.

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  • Published on 9/1/2010

    Silbergeld E, Davis M, Feingold B, Feingold B, Goldberg A, Graham J, Leibler J, Peterson A, Price LB. New infectious diseases and industrial food animal production. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Sep; 16(9):1503; author reply 1504.

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  • Published on 4/12/2010

    Feingold BJ, Vegosen L, Davis M, Leibler J, Peterson A, Silbergeld EK. A niche for infectious disease in environmental health: rethinking the toxicological paradigm. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Aug; 118(8):1165-72.

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  • Published on 3/25/2010

    Leibler JH, Carone M, Silbergeld EK. Contribution of company affiliation and social contacts to risk estimates of between-farm transmission of avian influenza. PLoS One. 2010; 5(3):e9888.

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  • Published on 5/13/2009

    Leibler JH, Otte J, Roland-Holst D, Pfeiffer DU, Soares Magalhaes R, Rushton J, Graham JP, Silbergeld EK. Industrial food animal production and global health risks: exploring the ecosystems and economics of avian influenza. Ecohealth. 2009 Mar; 6(1):58-70.

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  • Published on 11/1/2008

    Silbergeld EK, Davis M, Leibler JH, Peterson AE. One reservoir: redefining the community origins of antimicrobial-resistant infections. Med Clin North Am. 2008 Nov; 92(6):1391-407, xi.

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  • Published on 5/1/2008

    Graham JP, Leibler JH, Price LB, Otte JM, Pfeiffer DU, Tiensin T, Silbergeld EK. The animal-human interface and infectious disease in industrial food animal production: rethinking biosecurity and biocontainment. Public Health Rep. 2008 May-Jun; 123(3):282-99.

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