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

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


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


  • Published on 12/10/2018

    Payne-Sturges DC, Scammell MK, Levy JI, Cory-Slechta DA, Symanski E, Carr Shmool JL, Laumbach R, Linder S, Clougherty JE. Methods for Evaluating the Combined Effects of Chemical and Nonchemical Exposures for Cumulative Environmental Health Risk Assessment. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 12 10; 15(12). PMID: 30544651.

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  • Published on 11/15/2018

    Buonocore JJ, Levy JI, Guinto RR, Bernstein AS. Climate, air quality, and health benefits of a carbon fee-and-rebate bill in Massachusetts, U.S.A. Environmental Research Letters. 2018; 114014(13).

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  • Published on 10/15/2018

    Gillooly SE, Zhou Y, Vallarino J, Chu MT, Michanowicz DR, Levy JI, Adamkiewicz G. Development of an in-home, real-time air pollutant sensor platform and implications for community use. Environ Pollut. 2019 Jan; 244:440-450. PMID: 30359926.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Shah SN, Fossa A, Steiner AS, Kane J, Levy JI, Adamkiewicz G, Bennett-Fripp WM, Reid M. Housing Quality and Mental Health: the Association between Pest Infestation and Depressive Symptoms among Public Housing Residents. J Urban Health. 2018 Oct; 95(5):691-702. PMID: 30141116.

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  • Published on 9/21/2018

    Rosofsky A, Levy JI, Breen MS, Zanobetti A, Fabian MP. The impact of air exchange rate on ambient air pollution exposure and inequalities across all residential parcels in Massachusetts. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 21. PMID: 30242266.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    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. 2018; 23:1723-1734.

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  • Published on 8/3/2018

    Ou JY, Peters JL, Levy JI, Bongiovanni R, Rossini A, Scammell MK. Self-rated health and its association with perceived environmental hazards, the social environment, and cultural stressors in an environmental justice population. BMC Public Health. 2018 Aug 03; 18(1):970. PMID: 30075713.

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  • 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 5/25/2018

    Levy JI, Quirós-Alcalá L, Fabian MP, Basra K, Hansel NN. Established and Emerging Environmental Contributors to Disparities in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2018 Jun; 5(2):114-124. PMID: 30319934.

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  • Published on 4/26/2018

    Peters JL, Zevitas CD, Redline S, Hastings A, Sizov N, Hart JE, Levy JI, Roof CJ, Wellenius GA. Aviation Noise and Cardiovascular Health in the United States: a Review of the Evidence and Recommendations for Research Direction. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2018 Jun; 5(2):140-152. PMID: 30505645.

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