Jonathan I. Levy, ScD

Professor, Environmental Health
Jonathan Levy
(617) 358-2460jonlevy@bu.edu
Talbot – T446W
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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
  • Harvard College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH962

Publications

  • Published on 4/29/2020

    Deziel NC, Allen JG, Scheepers PTJ, Levy JI. The COVID-19 pandemic: a moment for exposure science. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Apr 29. PMID: 32350383.

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  • Published on 3/10/2020

    Kalweit A, Herrick RF, Flynn MA, Spengler JD, Berko JK, Levy JI, Ceballos DM. Eliminating Take-Home Exposures: Recognizing the Role of Occupational Health and Safety in Broader Community Health. Ann Work Expo Health. 2020 Mar 10; 64(3):236-249. PMID: 31993629.

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  • Published on 2/24/2020

    Rosofsky AS, Fabian MP, Ettinger de Cuba S, Sandel M, Coleman S, Levy JI, Coull BA, Hart JE, Zanobetti A. Prenatal Ambient Particulate Matter Exposure and Longitudinal Weight Growth Trajectories in Early Childhood. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 02 24; 17(4). PMID: 32102302.

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  • Published on 1/24/2020

    Simon MC, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Brugge D, Durant JL. Ultrafine Particle Number Concentration Model for Estimating Retrospective and Prospective Long-Term Ambient Exposures in Urban Neighborhoods. Environ Sci Technol. 2020 02 04; 54(3):1677-1686. PMID: 31934748.

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  • Published on 1/20/2020

    Underhill LJ, Dols WS, Lee SK, Fabian MP, Levy JI. Quantifying the impact of housing interventions on indoor air quality and energy consumption using coupled simulation models. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2020 May; 30(3):436-447. PMID: 31959901.

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  • Published on 11/14/2019

    Underhill LJ, Milando CW, Levy JI, Dols WS, Lee SK, Fabian MP. Simulation of indoor and outdoor air quality and health impacts following installation of energy-efficient retrofits in a multifamily housing unit. Building and Environment. 2019.

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  • Published on 10/28/2019

    Rhee J, Fabian MP, Ettinger de Cuba S, Coleman S, Sandel M, Lane KJ, Yitshak Sade M, Hart JE, Schwartz J, Kloog I, Laden F, Levy JI, Zanobetti A. Effects of Maternal Homelessness, Supplemental Nutrition Programs, and Prenatal PM2.5 on Birthweight. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 10 28; 16(21). PMID: 31661898.

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  • Published on 10/4/2019

    Underhill LJ, Dols WS, Lee SK, Fabian MP, Levy JI. Quantifying the impact of housing interventions on indoor air quality and energy consumption using coupled simulation models. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 2019; In press.

  • Published on 9/23/2019

    Petropoulos ZE, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Fabian MP. Characterizing community-wide housing attributes using georeferenced street-level photography. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Mar; 30(2):299-308. PMID: 31548622.

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  • Published on 8/26/2019

    Khalili R, Bartell SM, Levy JI, Fabian MP, Korrick S, Vieira VM. Using Birth Cohort Data to Estimate Prenatal Chemical Exposures for All Births around the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site in Massachusetts. Environ Health Perspect. 2019 08; 127(8):87008. PMID: 31449464.

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