Jessica H. Leibler, DrPH, MS

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health
Jessica Leibler
(617) 358-2725jleibler@bu.edu
Talbot – 430W
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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 has studied antibiotic resistant bacterial transmission among industrial food animal workers in the Midwestern United States. 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 has also lead research on antibiotic resistant bacterial infections and hygiene practices among people experiencing homelessness in Boston. Dr. Leibler is actively engaged in teaching and mentoring students, and teaches the MPH core course "Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Public Health" (PH717) 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, DPH/DrPH
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS
  • Williams College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH717

Publications

  • Published on 1/29/2018

    Underhill LJ, Fabian MP, Vermeer K, Sandel M, Adamkiewicz G, Leibler JH, Levy JI. Modeling the resiliency of energy-efficient retrofits in low-income multifamily housing. Indoor Air. 2018 May; 28(3):459-468. PMID: 29280511.

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  • Published on 8/18/2017

    Leibler JH, Nguyen DD, León C, Gaeta JM, Perez D. Personal Hygiene Practices among Urban Homeless Persons in Boston, MA. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Aug 18; 14(8). PMID: 28820454.

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  • Published on 8/4/2017

    Leibler JH, León C, Cardoso LJP, Morris JC, Miller NS, Nguyen DD, Gaeta JM. Prevalence and risk factors for MRSA nasal colonization among persons experiencing homelessness in Boston, MA. J Med Microbiol. 2017 Aug 04. PMID: 28771129.

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  • Published on 2/17/2017

    Riefkohl A, Ramírez-Rubio O, Laws RL, McClean MD, Weiner DE, Kaufman JS, Galloway RL, Shadomy SV, Guerra M, Amador JJ, Sánchez JM, López-Pilarte D, Parikh CR, Leibler JH, Brooks DR. Leptospira seropositivity as a risk factor for Mesoamerican Nephropathy. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2017 Jan; 23(1):1-10. PMID: 28209095.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Leibler JH, Janulewicz PA, Perry MJ. Prevalence of serious psychological distress among slaughterhouse workers at a United States beef packing plant. Work. 2017; 57(1):105-109. PMID: 28506017.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Leibler JH, Perry MJ. Self-reported occupational injuries among industrial beef slaughterhouse workers in the Midwestern United States. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2017 Jan; 14(1):23-30. PMID: 27715500.

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  • Published on 10/10/2016

    Lowenstein C, Waters WF, Roess A, Leibler JH, Graham JP. Animal Husbandry Practices and Perceptions of Zoonotic Infectious Disease Risks Among Livestock Keepers in a Rural Parish of Quito, Ecuador. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Dec 07; 95(6):1450-1458. PMID: 27928092.

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  • Published on 9/4/2016

    Leibler JH, Dalton K, Pekosz A, Gray GC, Silbergeld EK. Epizootics in Industrial Livestock Production: Preventable Gaps in Biosecurity and Biocontainment. Zoonoses Public Health. 2017 Mar; 64(2):137-145. PMID: 27591817.

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  • Published on 5/9/2016

    Leibler JH, Zakhour CM, Gadhoke P, Gaeta JM. Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Infections Among Urban Homeless and Marginalized People in the United States and Europe, 1990-2014. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2016 Jul; 16(7):435-44. PMID: 27159039.

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  • Published on 2/11/2016

    Leibler JH, Jordan JA, Brownstein K, Lander L, Price LB, Perry MJ. Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage among Beefpacking Workers in a Midwestern United States Slaughterhouse. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0148789. PMID: 26866374.

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