Jonathan I Levy, ScD

Professor, Environmental Health
Jonathan Levy
Talbot – T446W
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Dr. Levy's research centers on air pollution exposure assessment and health risk assessment, with a focus on urban environments and issues of heterogeneity and equity. Major research topics include evaluating spatial patterns of air pollution in complex urban terrain, developing methods to quantify the magnitude and distribution of health benefits associated with emissions controls for motor vehicles and power plants, using systems science approaches to evaluate the influence of indoor environmental exposures on pediatric asthma in low-income housing, and developing methods for community-based cumulative risk assessment that includes chemical and non-chemical stressors. He has been a member of several National Research Council committees, including the Committee on Science for EPA's Future, the Committee on Health Impact Assessment, and the Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the US Environmental Protection Agency. He also served on the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis, which provided guidance to EPA on the impact of the Clean Air Act on health, the economy, and the environment.

Other Positions

  • Associate Chair of Environmental Health, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health


  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD
  • Harvard College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH804
  • SPHEH962


  • Published on 4/19/2016

    Lane KJ, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Peters JL, Patton AP, Reisner E, Lowe L, Zamore W, Durant JL, Brugge D. Association of modeled long-term personal exposure to ultrafine particles with inflammatory and coagulation biomarkers. Environ Int. 2016 Apr 19; 92-93:173-182. PMID: 27107222.

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  • Published on 3/16/2016

    Fabian MP, Lee SK, Underhill LJ, Vermeer K, Adamkiewicz G, Levy JI. Modeling Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Infiltration in Low-Income Multifamily Housing before and after Building Energy Retrofits. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016; 13(3). PMID: 26999174.

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  • Published on 1/4/2016

    Ou JY, Levy JI, Peters JL, Bongiovanni R, Garcia-Soto J, Medina R, Scammell MK. A Walk in the Park: The Influence of Urban Parks and Community Violence on Physical Activity in Chelsea, MA. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016; 13(1). PMID: 26742051.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Levy JI, Woo MK, Tambouret Y. Energy savings and emissions reductions associated with increased insulation for new homes in the United States. Build Environ. 2016; (96):72-79.

  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Buonocore JJ, Luckow P, Norris G, Spengler JD, Biewald B, Fisher J, Levy JI. Health and climate benefits of different energy efficiency and renewable energy choices. Nature Climate Change. 2016; (6):100-105.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Levy JI, Woo MK, Penn SL, Omary M, Tambouret Y, Kim CS, Arunachalam S. . Carbon reductions and health co-benefits from US residential energy efficiency measures. Environmental Research Letters. 2016; 034017 (11).

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  • Published on 12/16/2015

    Payne-Sturges DC, Korfmacher KS, Cory-Slechta DA, Jimenez M, Symanski E, Shmool JLC, Dotson-Newman O, Clougherty JE, French R, Levy JI, Laumbach R, Rodgers K, Bongiovanni R, Scammell MK. Engaging communities in research on cumulative risk and social stress-environment interactions: Lessons learned from EPA’s STAR Program. Environ Justice. 2015; 6(8):203-212.

  • Published on 5/14/2015

    Penn SL, Arunachalam S, Tripodis Y, Heiger-Bernays W, Levy JI. A comparison between monitoring and dispersion modeling approaches to assess the impact of aviation on concentrations of black carbon and nitrogen oxides at Los Angeles International Airport. Sci Total Environ. 2015 Sep 15; 527-528:47-55. PMID: 25956147.

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  • Published on 4/30/2015

    Patton AP, Zamore W, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Brugge D, Durant JL. Transferability and generalizability of regression models of ultrafine particles in urban neighborhoods in the Boston area. Environ Sci Technol. 2015 May 19; 49(10):6051-60. PMID: 25867675.

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  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Lane KJ, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Patton AP, Durant JL, Mwamburi M, Zamore W, Brugge D. Effect of time-activity adjustment on exposure assessment for traffic-related ultrafine particles. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 Sep; 25(5):506-16. PMID: 25827314.

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