Jonathan Levy
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Jonathan I. Levy, ScD

Professor, Environmental Health - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

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

Education

  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD Field of Study: Environmental Health
  • Harvard College, BA Field of Study: Applied Mathematics

Publications

  • Published on 4/6/2021

    Milando CW, Yitshak-Sade M, Zanobetti A, Levy JI, Laden F, Fabian MP. Modeling the impact of exposure reductions using multi-stressor epidemiology, exposure models, and synthetic microdata: an application to birthweight in two environmental justice communities. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 Apr 06. PMID: 33824415.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 2/17/2021

    Tieskens K, Patil P, Levy JI, Brochu P, Lane KJ, Fabian MP, Carnes F, Haley BM, Spangler KR, Leibler JH. Time-varying associations between COVID-19 case incidence and community-level sociodemographic, occupational, environmental, and mobility risk factors in Massachusetts. Res Sq. 2021 Feb 17. PMID: 33619475.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 2/14/2021

    Tieskens KF, Milando CW, Underhill LJ, Vermeer K, Levy JI, Fabian MP. The impact of energy retrofits on pediatric asthma exacerbation in a Boston multi-family housing complex: a systems science approach. Environ Health. 2021 Feb 14; 20(1):14. PMID: 33583411.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 2/13/2021

    Levy JI. Accounting for Health Risk Inequality in Regulatory Impact Analysis: Barriers and Opportunities. Risk Anal. 2021 Apr; 41(4):610-618. PMID: 33580582.

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  • Published on 1/20/2021

    Raifman M, Lambert KF, Levy JI, Kinney PL. Mortality Implications of Increased Active Mobility for a Proposed Regional Transportation Emission Cap-and-Invest Program. J Urban Health. 2021 Jan 20. PMID: 33471280.

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  • Published on 12/15/2020

    Peer K, Adams WG, Legler A, Sandel M, Levy JI, Boynton-Jarrett R, Kim C, Leibler JH, Fabian MP. Developing and evaluating a pediatric asthma severity computable phenotype derived from electronic health records. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 Dec 15. PMID: 33338540.

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  • Published on 12/2/2020

    Chu MT, Gillooly SE, Levy JI, Vallarino J, Reyna LN, Cedeño Laurent JG, Coull BA, Adamkiewicz G. Real-time indoor PM2.5 monitoring in an urban cohort: Implications for exposure disparities and source control. Environ Res. 2021 02; 193:110561. PMID: 33275921.

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  • Published on 12/1/2020

    Levy JI. Climate Change and Health Justice: New Perspectives on Pressing Challenges. Am J Public Health. 2020 12; 110(12):1718. PMID: 33180577.

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  • Published on 11/11/2020

    Wesselink AK, Kirwa K, Hatch EE, Hystad P, Szpiro AA, Kaufman JD, Levy JI, Mikkelsen EM, Quraishi SM, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Residential proximity to major roads and fecundability in a preconception cohort. Environmental Epidemiology. 2020; 6(4):e112.

  • Published on 11/11/2020

    Wesselink AK, Kirwa K, Hatch EE, Hystad P, Szpiro AA, Kaufman JD, Levy JI, Mikkelsen EM, Quraishi SM, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Residential proximity to major roads and fecundability in a preconception cohort. Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Dec; 4(6):e112. PMID: 33778352.

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