Jonathan I. Levy, ScD

Professor, Environmental Health
Jonathan Levy
Talbot – T446W
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Dr. Levy's research centers on urban environmental exposure and health risk modeling, with an emphasis on spatiotemporal exposure patterns and related environmental justice issues. Recent and ongoing 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 energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, using systems science approaches to evaluate the benefits of housing interventions on pediatric asthma, and developing methods for community-based cumulative risk assessment that includes chemical and non-chemical stressors. He co-directs the Center for Research on Environmental and Social Stressors in Housing Across the Life Course (CRESSH), which involves interdisciplinary research activities connecting environmental epidemiology, exposure science, and health disparities modeling, with a focus on the indoor environment and community-engaged research. 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

  • Ad Interim Chair, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health


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


  • Published on 5/25/2018

    Simon MC, Patton AP, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Kumar P, Brugge D, Durant JL. Combining Measurements from Mobile Monitoring and a Reference Site To Develop Models of Ambient Ultrafine Particle Number Concentration at Residences. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 Jun 19; 52(12):6985-6995. PMID: 29762018.

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  • 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 12/5/2017

    Levy JI, Woo MK, Duintjer Tebbens R, Nishioka Y. Emissions payback periods for increased residential insulation using marginal electricity modeling: A life cycle approach. Int J Life Cycle Assess. 2017; 1-12.

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  • Published on 11/2/2017

    Rosofsky A, Levy JI, Zanobetti A, Janulewicz P, Fabian MP. Temporal trends in air pollution exposure inequality in Massachusetts. Environ Res. 2018 Feb; 161:76-86. PMID: 29101831.

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  • Published on 9/4/2017

    Simon MC, Hudda N, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Brugge D, Durant JL. Comparisons of traffic-related ultrafine particle number concentrations measured in two urban areas by central, residential, and mobile monitoring. Atmospheric Environment. 2017.

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  • Published on 9/4/2017

    Simon MC, Hudda N, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Brugge D, Durant JL. Comparisons of Traffic-Related Ultrafine Particle Number Concentrations Measured in Two Urban Areas by Central, Residential, and Mobile Monitoring. Atmos Environ (1994). 2017 Nov; 169:113-127. PMID: 29333080.

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  • Published on 7/6/2017

    Basra K, Fabian MP, Holberger RR, French R, Levy JI. Community-Engaged Modeling of Geographic and Demographic Patterns of Multiple Public Health Risk Factors. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Jul 06; 14(7). PMID: 28684710.

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  • Published on 5/15/2017

    Vieira VM, Fabian MP, Webster TF, Levy JI, Korrick SA. Spatial Variability in ADHD-Related Behaviors Among Children Born to Mothers Residing Near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 May 15; 185(10):924-932. PMID: 28444119.

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  • Published on 5/11/2017

    Penn SL, Boone ST, Harvey BC, Heiger-Bernays W, Tripodis Y, Arunachalam S, Levy JI. Modeling variability in air pollution-related health damages from individual airport emissions. Environ Res. 2017 Jul; 156:791-800. PMID: 28501677.

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  • Published on 4/5/2017

    Levy JI, Biton L, Hopke PK, Zhang KM, Rector L. A cost-benefit analysis of a pellet boiler with electrostatic precipitator versus conventional biomass technology: A case study of an institutional boiler in Syracuse, New York. Environ Res. 2017 Jul; 156:312-319. PMID: 28388517.

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