Keith Spangler

Keith Spangler

Research Scientist, Environmental Health - Boston University School of Public Health


Keith Spangler is a research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health and the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Data Analytics Center (BEDAC) at Boston University. His research interests are in the health effects of climate change and its disproportionate impacts on socially vulnerable communities.

His recent work includes assessing spatiotemporal changes in heat-related mortality, developing a data repository of spatially resolved heat metrics, and improving exposure measurements for analyzing social determinants of health at various scales. He holds a Ph.D. in earth, environmental, and planetary sciences and an Sc.M. in epidemiology from Brown University.

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH737


  • Published on 7/29/2023

    Haley BM, Patil P, Levy JI, Spangler KR, Tieskens KF, Carnes F, Peng X, Klevens RM, Troppy TS, Fabian MP, Lane KJ, Leibler JH. Evaluating COVID-19 Risk to Essential Workers by Occupational Group: A Case Study in Massachusetts. J Community Health. 2024 Feb; 49(1):91-99. PMID: 37507525.

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  • Published on 7/16/2023

    Spangler KR, Brochu P, Nori-Sarma A, Milechin D, Rickles M, Davis B, Dukes KA, Lane KJ. Calculating access to parks and other polygonal resources: A description of open-source methodologies. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2023 Nov; 47:100606. PMID: 38042531.

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  • Published on 7/13/2023

    Spangler KR, Adams QH, Hu JK, Braun D, Weinberger KR, Dominici F, Wellenius GA. Does choice of outdoor heat metric affect heat-related epidemiologic analyses in the US Medicare population? Environ Epidemiol. 2023 Aug; 7(4):e261. PMID: 37545812.

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  • Published on 5/17/2023

    Anneser E, Stopka TJ, Naumova EN, Spangler KR, Lane KJ, Acevedo A, Griffiths JK, Lin Y, Levine P, Corlin L. Environmental equity and COVID-19 experiences in the United States: Results from three survey waves of a nationally representative study conducted between 2020-2022. medRxiv. 2023 May 17. PMID: 37293071.

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  • Published on 5/3/2023

    Errett NA, Hartwell C, Randazza JM, Nori-Sarma A, Weinberger KR, Spangler KR, Sun Y, Adams QH, Wellenius GA, Hess JJ. Survey of extreme heat public health preparedness plans and response activities in the most populous jurisdictions in the United States. BMC Public Health. 2023 May 03; 23(1):811. PMID: 37138325.

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  • Published on 3/16/2023

    Randazza JM, Hess JJ, Bostrom A, Hartwell C, Adams QH, Nori-Sarma A, Spangler KR, Sun Y, Weinberger KR, Wellenius GA, Errett NA. Planning to Reduce the Health Impacts of Extreme Heat: A Content Analysis of Heat Action Plans in Local United States Jurisdictions. Am J Public Health. 2023 May; 113(5):559-567. PMID: 36926967.

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  • Published on 3/1/2023

    Skarha J, Spangler K, Dosa D, Rich JD, Savitz DA, Zanobetti A. Heat-related mortality in U.S. state and private prisons: A case-crossover analysis. PLoS One. 2023; 18(3):e0281389. PMID: 36857338.

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  • Published on 2/21/2023

    Patil P, Peng X, Haley BM, Spangler KR, Tieskens KF, Lane KJ, Carnes F, Fabian MP, Klevens RM, Troppy TS, Leibler JH, Levy JI. Influence of geospatial resolution on sociodemographic predictors of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Ann Epidemiol. 2023 Apr; 80:62-68.e3. PMID: 36822278.

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  • Published on 2/1/2023

    Adams QH, Chan EMG, Spangler KR, Weinberger KR, Lane KJ, Errett NA, Hess JJ, Sun Y, Wellenius GA, Nori-Sarma A. Examining the Optimal Placement of Cooling Centers to Serve Populations at High Risk of Extreme Heat Exposure in 81 US Cities. Public Health Rep. 2023; 138(6):955-962. PMID: 36726308.

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  • Published on 12/1/2022

    Lyons VH, Gause EL, Spangler KR, Wellenius GA, Jay J. Analysis of Daily Ambient Temperature and Firearm Violence in 100 US Cities. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Dec 01; 5(12):e2247207. PMID: 36525273.

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