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

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

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH804

Publications

  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Rosofsky A, Levy JI, Zanobetti A, Janulewicz P, Fabian MP. Temporal trends in air pollution exposure inequality in Massachusetts. Environ Res. 2017 Nov 01; 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 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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  • 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 12/28/2016

    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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