Jonathan I. Levy, ScD

Professor, Environmental Health
Jonathan Levy
Talbot – T439
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Dr. Levy's research centers on air pollution exposure assessment and health risk assessment, with a focus on urban environments and issues of heterogeneity and equity. Major 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 emissions controls for motor vehicles and power plants, using systems science approaches to evaluate the influence of indoor environmental exposures on pediatric asthma in low-income housing, and developing methods for community-based cumulative risk assessment that includes chemical and non-chemical stressors. 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

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


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH804


  • 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 5/11/2017

    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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  • Published on 2/9/2017

    Gurung A, Levy JI, Bell ML. Modeling the intraurban variation in nitrogen dioxide in urban areas in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Environ Res. 2017 May; 155:42-48. PMID: 28189072.

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  • Published on 12/30/2016

    Reid M, Gunn J, Shah S, Donovan M, Eggo R, Babin S, Stajner I, Rogers E, Ensor KB, Raun L, Levy JI, Painter I, Phipatanakul W, Yip F, Nath A, Streichert LC, Tong C, Burkom H. Cross-disciplinary consultancy to enhance predictions of asthma exacerbation risk in Boston. Online J Public Health Inform. 2016; 3(8):e199.

  • Published on 12/28/2016

    Reid M, Gunn J, Shah S, Donovan M, Eggo R, Babin S, Stajner I, Rogers E, Ensor KB, Raun L, Levy JI, Painter I, Phipatanakul W, Yip F, Nath A, Streichert LC, Tong C, Burkom H. Cross-Disciplinary Consultancy to Enhance Predictions of Asthma Exacerbation Risk in Boston. Online J Public Health Inform. 2016; 8(3):e199. PMID: 28210420.

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  • Published on 9/2/2016

    Penn SL, Arunachalam S, Woody M, Heiger-Bernays W, Tripodis Y, Levy JI. Estimating State-Specific Contributions to PM2.5- and O3-Related Health Burden from Residential Combustion and Electricity Generating Unit Emissions in the United States. Environ Health Perspect. 2017 03; 125(3):324-332. PMID: 27586513.

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  • Published on 7/18/2016

    Levy JI. Fine Particulate Matter, Risk Assessment, and Risk Management. Risk Anal. 2016 Sep; 36(9):1745-7. PMID: 27428244.

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  • Published on 7/14/2016

    Buonocore JJ, Luckow P, Fisher J, Kempton W, Levy JI. Health and climate benefits of offshore wind facilities in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Environ Res Lett. 2016; 074019(11).

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  • Published on 4/20/2016

    Lane KJ, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Peters JL, Patton AP, Reisner E, Lowe L, Zamore W, Durant JL, Brugge D. Association of modeled long-term personal exposure to ultrafine particles with inflammatory and coagulation biomarkers. Environ Int. 2016 Jul-Aug; 92-93:173-82. PMID: 27107222.

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