Jonathan Buonocore, SCD

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health - Boston University School of Public Health


My research interests are in evaluating the impacts, benefits, and tradeoffs of technology and policy choices in energy, transportation, agricultural practices, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. To assist in these evaluations, I develop tools that incorporate environmental risk assessment, life cycle assessment, and environmental economics with the goal of placing health, climate, environmental, and other outcomes into a framework to aid decision-making.


  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD Field of Study: Environmental Science
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS Field of Study: Environmental Health
  • Clarkson University, BS Field of Study: Environmental Science


  • Published on 7/25/2023

    Michanowicz DR, Leventhal OM, Domen JK, Williams SR, Lebel ED, Hill LAL, Buonocore JJ, Nordgaard CL, Bernstein AS, Shonkoff SBC. Natural gas odorants: A scoping review of health effects. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2023 Sep; 10(3):337-352. PMID: 37491689.

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  • Published on 4/3/2023

    Willis MD, Cushing LJ, Buonocore JJ, Deziel NC, Casey JA. It's electric! An environmental equity perspective on the lifecycle of our energy sources. Environ Epidemiol. 2023 Apr; 7(2):e246. PMID: 37064423.

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  • Published on 12/23/2022

    Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Xin Fang, Rachel Morello-Frosch, David J.X. Gonzalez, Elaine Hill, Nicole C. Deziel, Jonathan J. Buonocore, and Joan A. Casey. Multiple Dimensions of Environmental Justice and Oil and Gas Development in Pennsylvania. Environmental Justice. 2022; 0(0).

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  • Published on 12/21/2022

    Samantha M Tracy, Jonathan M Moch, Sebastian D Eastham, Jonathan J Buonocore. Stratospheric aerosol injection may impact global systems and human health outcomes. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 2022; 10(1).

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  • Published on 9/7/2022

    Coomes KE, Buonocore JJ, Levy JI, Arter C, Arunachalam S, Buckley L, Berberian A, Gunasti J, Perera F. Assessment of the health benefits to children of a transportation climate policy in New York City. Environ Res. 2022 Dec; 215(Pt 3):114165. PMID: 36087775.

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  • Published on 7/13/2022

    Buonocore JJ, Salimifard P, Magavi Z, Allen JG. Inefficient Building Electrification Will Require Massive Buildout of Renewable Energy and Seasonal Energy Storage. Sci Rep. 2022 Jul 13; 12(1):11931. PMID: 35831376.

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  • Published on 6/28/2022

    Michanowicz DR, Dayalu A, Nordgaard CL, Buonocore JJ, Fairchild MW, Ackley R, Schiff JE, Liu A, Phillips NG, Schulman A, Magavi Z, Spengler JD. Home is Where the Pipeline Ends: Characterization of Volatile Organic Compounds Present in Natural Gas at the Point of the Residential End User. Environ Sci Technol. 2022 Jul 19; 56(14):10258-10268. PMID: 35762409.

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  • Published on 10/26/2021

    Arter CA, Buonocore JJ, Moniruzzaman C, Yang D, Huang J, Arunachalam S. Air quality and health-related impacts of traditional and alternate jet fuels from airport aircraft operations in the U.S. Environ Int. 2022 01; 158:106958. PMID: 34710732.

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  • Published on 8/1/2021

    Salimifard P, Buonocore JJ, Konschnik K, Azimi P, VanRy M, Laurent JGC, Hernandez D, Allen JG. Climate Policy Impacts on Building Energy Use, Emissions, and Health: New York City Local Law 97. Energy. 2021; 238.

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  • Published on 6/26/2021

    Belsey-Priebe M, Lyons D, Buonocore JJ. COVID-19's Impact on American Women's Food Insecurity Foreshadows Vulnerabilities to Climate Change. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jun 26; 18(13). PMID: 34206797.

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