Kevin James Lane, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health
Kevin Lane


Dr. Lane’s research focus are in the field of air pollution, built environment, urbanization and impacts of climate change on health in local, national and international settings. His expertise in big-data and spatial research has led to the development of novel methods that integrate geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing data and time-activity algorithms to improve exposure assessment and epidemiology. Currently, Dr. Lane Principal Investigator for the Federal Aviation Administration ASCENT Project 18 Community Measurements of Aviation Emissions Contribution to Ambient Air Quality. Additionally, he examines air pollution and built environment effects on cardio-metabolic health with the Population study of Urban, Rural and Semi-urban Endovascular Disease and Holistic Intervention Study (PURSE-HIS), and is a designated NIEHS health disparities career development researcher with the Center for Research on Environmental and Social Stressors in Housing across the life course (CRESSH) to examine the interactions between PM2.5, NO2 and social stressors on the associations with preterm and low birth weight. Prior to this position Dr. Lane also was awarded a Yale Climate and Energy Institute postdoctoral fellowship to examine the relationship between the built environment, urban heat island health impacts where he collaborated with researchers to examine these associations in the United States, South Korea and India. Dr. Lane also conducts research with the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health Study at Tufts University to examine health impacts from traffic-related ultrafine particulate matter.

Other Positions

  • CRESSH Career Development Fellow, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health


  • Boston University School of Public Health, PhD
  • Tufts University, MA
  • Saint Michael's College, BS

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH737


  • Published on 2/12/2019

    Thanikachalam M, Fuller CH, Lane KJ, Sunderarajan J, Harivanzan V, Brugge D, Thanikachalam S. Urban environment as an independent predictor of insulin resistance in a South Asian population. Int J Health Geogr. 2019 Feb 12; 18(1):5. PMID: 30755210.

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  • Published on 1/9/2019

    Song H, Lane KJ, Kim H, Kim H, Byun G, Le M, Choi Y, Park CR, Lee JT. Association between Urban Greenness and Depressive Symptoms: Evaluation of Greenness Using Various Indicators. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Jan 09; 16(2). PMID: 30634488.

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  • Published on 12/5/2018

    Walker DI, Lane KJ, Liu K, Uppal K, Patton AP, Durant JL, Jones DP, Brugge D, Pennell KD. Metabolomic assessment of exposure to near-highway ultrafine particles. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2018 Dec 05. PMID: 30518795.

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  • Published on 10/29/2018

    Son JY, Lee JT, Lane KJ, Bell ML. Impacts of high temperature on adverse birth outcomes in Seoul, Korea: Disparities by individual- and community-level characteristics. Environ Res. 2019 Jan; 168:460-466. PMID: 30396130.

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  • Published on 9/18/2018

    Corlin L, Ball S, Woodin M, Patton AP, Lane K, Durant JL, Brugge D. Relationship of Time-Activity-Adjusted Particle Number Concentration with Blood Pressure. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 09 18; 15(9). PMID: 30231494.

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  • Published on 8/11/2018

    Mahalingaiah S, Lane KJ, Kim C, Cheng JJ, Hart JE. Impacts of Air Pollution on Gynecologic Disease: Infertility, Menstrual Irregularity, Uterine Fibroids, and Endometriosis: a Systematic Review and Commentary. Current Epidemiology Reports. 2018; 5(3):197 - 204.

  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Corlin L, Lane KJ, Sunderarajan J, Chui KKH, Vijayakumar H, Krakoff L, Chandrasekaran A, Thanikachalam S, Brugge D, Thanikachalam M. Urbanization as a risk factor for aortic stiffness in a cohort in India. PLoS One. 2018; 13(8):e0201036. PMID: 30067798.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Dong C, Yin Q, Lane KJ, Yan Z, Shi T, Liu Y, Bell ML. Competition and transmission evolution of global food trade: A case study of wheat. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 2018; 509(1):998 - 1008.

  • Published on 8/2/2017

    Lane KJ, Stokes EC, Seto KC, Thanikachalam S, Thanikachalam M, Bell ML. Associations between Greenness, Impervious Surface Area, and Nighttime Lights on Biomarkers of Vascular Aging in Chennai, India. Environ Health Perspect. 2017 Aug 02; 125(8):087003. PMID: 28886599.

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  • Published on 4/26/2017

    Li Y, Lane KJ, Corlin L, Patton AP, Durant JL, Thanikachalam M, Woodin M, Wang M, Brugge D. Association of Long-Term Near-Highway Exposure to Ultrafine Particles with Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes and Hypertension. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Apr 26; 14(5). PMID: 28445425.

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