Junenette L. Peters, PhD

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health
Junenette Peters
(617) 638-4679petersj@bu.edu
Talbot – T440
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Dr. Peters’ research has focused on the effects of environmental pollutants on cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment in older adults and on respiratory disease in children. Her research has a unique component in that it explores the complex interactions between physical environmental factors and social determinants of health. She has evaluated the interactive effects of lead exposure and psychosocial factors on incident hypertension and cognition in older adult males. She is involved in research on approaches for determining cumulative risk from chemical and non-chemical stressors in relation to hypertension. Dr. Peters is currently leading research efforts funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Federal Aviation Administration investigating the effects of aircraft noise exposure on cardiovascular health in two large national cohorts.


  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD
  • Boston University, MA
  • Boston University, MA
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH720


  • Published on 4/20/2016

    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 Jul-Aug; 92-93:173-82. PMID: 27107222.

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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 Jan; 13(1). PMID: 26742051.

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  • Published on 4/16/2014

    Peters JL, Fabian MP, Levy JI. Combined impact of lead, cadmium, polychlorinated biphenyls and non-chemical risk factors on blood pressure in NHANES. Environ Res. 2014 Jul; 132:93-9. PMID: 24747555.

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  • Published on 4/11/2014

    Levy JI, Fabian MP, Peters JL. Meta-Analytic Approaches for Multistressor Dose-Response Function Development: Strengths, Limitations, and Case Studies. Risk Anal. 2015 Jun; 35(6):1040-9. PMID: 24724810.

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  • Published on 1/28/2014

    Levy JI, Fabian MP, Peters JL. Community-wide health risk assessment using geographically resolved demographic data: a synthetic population approach. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e87144. PMID: 24489855.

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  • Published on 1/9/2014

    Ikeda A, Schwartz J, Peters JL, Baccarelli AA, Hoxha M, Dioni L, Spiro A, Sparrow D, Vokonas P, Kubzansky LD. Pessimistic orientation in relation to telomere length in older men: the VA normative aging study. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Apr; 42:68-76. PMID: 24636503.

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  • Published on 10/8/2013

    Correia AW, Peters JL, Levy JI, Melly S, Dominici F. Residential exposure to aircraft noise and hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases: multi-airport retrospective study. BMJ. 2013; 347:f5561. PMID: 24103538.

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  • Published on 4/1/2013

    Peters JL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Sandel M. Prenatal environmental factors influencing IgE levels, atopy and early asthma. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Apr; 13(2):187-92. PMID: 23385288.

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  • Published on 2/6/2012

    Peters JL, Cohen S, Staudenmayer J, Hosen J, Platts-Mills TA, Wright RJ. Prenatal negative life events increases cord blood IgE: interactions with dust mite allergen and maternal atopy. Allergy. 2012 Apr; 67(4):545-51. PMID: 22309645.

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  • Published on 12/5/2011

    Peters JL, Kubzansky LD, Ikeda A, Fang SC, Sparrow D, Weisskopf MG, Wright RO, Vokonas P, Hu H, Schwartz J. Lead concentrations in relation to multiple biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: the Normative Aging Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Mar; 120(3):361-6. PMID: 22142875.

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