Jonathan Jay
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Jonathan S. Jay, DrPH, JD

Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

Dr. Jonathan Jay studies urban health, especially youth exposure to gun violence, as an assistant professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He works at the intersection of data science and community health, focusing on relationships between urban environments and health and safety risks. He is the principal investigator of a career development award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to study multilevel strategies for reducing racial disparities in youth firearm injuries. He also leads Shape-Up, a project using analytics to help city residents reduce firearm violence through environmental improvements (winner of the $100k Everytown for Gun Safety Prize and a 2019 Solver with MIT Solve). Dr. Jay is a Junior Faculty Fellow of the BU Hariri Institute for Computing and was a KL2 early career scholar of the BU Clinical & Translational Sciences Initiative. He previously served as a research fellow for the Firearm-Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium, led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and for the Computational Epidemiology Group at Boston Children's Hospital. He also consults on public health and safety with Portland (OR) Fire & Rescue.

Before receiving his doctorate in public health (DrPH) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Jay trained as a lawyer-ethicist and worked in global health policy. He received a BA with honors from Brown University, a JD cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and an MA in philosophy from Georgetown University.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health

Education

  • Harvard University, DPH/DrPH Field of Study: Public Health
  • Georgetown University, JD Field of Study: Law
  • Georgetown University, MA Field of Study: Philosophy

Classes Taught

  • SPHSB820

Publications

  • Published on 11/23/2023

    Poulson M, Jay J, Kenzik K, Torres C, Sanchez SE, Saillant N, Holena D, Galea S, Scantling D. Death by the Minute: Inequities in Trauma Care for Victims of Firearm Violence. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 Nov 23. PMID: 37994476.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 10/10/2023

    Prentice CM, Song J, Degli Esposti M, Jay J, Wiebe DJ, Jacovides CL, Seamon MJ, Kaufman EJ. Colleges and Crime-Comparing Homicide and Suicide Rates Among College Towns and Their Counterparts. J Surg Res. 2024 Jan; 293:490-496. PMID: 37827026.

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  • Published on 10/1/2023

    Schnippel K, Larson B, Jay J, Szkola J, O'Toole MJ. Correction to: Costs of Summer Youth Employment to Prevent Violence: an Analysis and Implementer's Tool. J Urban Health. 2023 Oct; 100(5):1087. PMID: 37707779.

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  • Published on 8/8/2023

    Schnippel K, Larson B, Jay J, Szkola J, O'Toole MJ. Costs of Summer Youth Employment to Prevent Violence: an Analysis and Implementer's Tool. J Urban Health. 2023 Aug; 100(4):676-685. PMID: 37553512.

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  • Published on 8/1/2023

    Locke DH, Fix RL, Gobaud AN, Morrison CN, Jay J, Kondo MC. Vacant Building Removals Associated with Relative Reductions in Violent and Property Crimes in Baltimore, MD 2014-2019. J Urban Health. 2023 Aug; 100(4):666-675. PMID: 37526855.

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  • Published on 6/1/2023

    Gobaud AN, Mehranbod CA, Kaufman E, Jay J, Beard JH, Jacoby SF, Branas CC, Bushover B, Morrison CN. Assessing the Gun Violence Archive as an Epidemiologic Data Source for Community Firearm Violence in 4 US Cities. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jun 01; 6(6):e2316545. PMID: 37266937.

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  • Published on 5/25/2023

    Jay J, Allen K. Curbing the Epidemic of Community Firearm Violence after the Bruen Decision. J Law Med Ethics. 2023; 51(1):77-82. PMID: 37226753.

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  • Published on 5/1/2023

    Jay J. Structural Racism and Long-term Disparities in Youth Exposure to Firearm Violence. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 May 01; 6(5):e2312425. PMID: 37159204.

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  • Published on 4/3/2023

    Pino EC, Jacoby SF, Dugan E, Jay J. Exposure to Neighborhood Racialized Economic Segregation and Reinjury and Violence Perpetration Among Survivors of Violent Injuries. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 03; 6(4):e238404. PMID: 37099300.

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  • Published on 3/1/2023

    Jay J, Martin R, Patel M, Xie K, Shareef F, Simes JT. Analyzing Child Firearm Assault Injuries by Race and Ethnicity During the COVID-19 Pandemic in 4 Major US Cities. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Mar 01; 6(3):e233125. PMID: 36884253.

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