Kevin Lane
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Kevin James Lane, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

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
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research - Boston University

Education

  • Boston University School of Public Health, PhD Field of Study: Environmental Health
  • Tufts University, MA Field of Study: Urban Studies
  • Saint Michael's College, BS Field of Study: Biology

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH851
  • SPHEH961
  • SPHPH737

Publications

  • Published on 8/12/2021

    Simmons E, Lane K, Rao SR, Kurhe K, Patel A, Hibberd PL. Trends in cesarean section rates in private and public facilities in rural eastern Maharashtra, India from 2010-2017. PLoS One. 2021; 16(8):e0256096. PMID: 34383862.

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  • Published on 7/16/2021

    Tieskens KF, Patil P, Levy JI, Brochu P, Lane KJ, Fabian MP, Carnes F, Haley BM, Spangler KR, Leibler JH. Time-varying associations between COVID-19 case incidence and community-level sociodemographic, occupational, environmental, and mobility risk factors in Massachusetts. BMC Infect Dis. 2021 Jul 16; 21(1):686. PMID: 34271870.

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  • Published on 7/1/2021

    Son JY, Sabath MB, Lane KJ, Miranda ML, Dominici F, Di Q, Schwartz J, Bell ML. Long-term Exposure to PM2.5 and Mortality for the Older Population: Effect Modification by Residential Greenness. Epidemiology. 2021 07 01; 32(4):477-486. PMID: 33788795.

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  • Published on 5/26/2021

    Walker ED, Lee NF, Scammell MK, Feuer AP, Power MB, Lane KJ, Adamkiewicz G, Levy JI. Descriptive characterization of sound levels in an environmental justice city before and during a global pandemic. Environ Res. 2021 08; 199:111353. PMID: 34048746.

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  • Published on 4/16/2021

    Mahalingaiah S, Cheng JJ, Winter MR, Rodriguez E, Fruh V, Williams A, Nguyen M, Madhavan R, Karanja P, MacRae J, Konanki SC, Lane KJ, Aschengrau A. Multimodal Recruitment to Study Ovulation and Menstruation Health: Internet-Based Survey Pilot Study. J Med Internet Res. 2021 04 16; 23(4):e24716. PMID: 33861203.

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  • Published on 2/17/2021

    Tieskens K, Patil P, Levy JI, Brochu P, Lane KJ, Fabian MP, Carnes F, Haley BM, Spangler KR, Leibler JH. Time-varying associations between COVID-19 case incidence and community-level sociodemographic, occupational, environmental, and mobility risk factors in Massachusetts. Res Sq. 2021 Feb 17. PMID: 33619475.

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  • Published on 1/12/2021

    Sampson L, Ettman CK, Abdalla SM, Colyer E, Dukes K, Lane KJ, Galea S. Financial hardship and health risk behavior during COVID-19 in a large US national sample of women. SSM Popul Health. 2021 Mar; 13:100734. PMID: 33521228.

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  • Published on 11/27/2020

    Yitshak-Sade M, Fabian MP, Lane KJ, Hart JE, Schwartz JD, Laden F, James P, Fong KC, Kloog I, Zanobetti A. Estimating the Combined Effects of Natural and Built Environmental Exposures on Birthweight among Urban Residents in Massachusetts. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 11 27; 17(23). PMID: 33260804.

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  • Published on 10/1/2020

    Prabhakaran P, Jaganathan S, Walia GK, Wellenius GA, Mandal S, Kumar K, Kloog I, Lane K, Nori-Sarma A, Rosenqvist M, Dahlquist M, Reddy KS, Schwartz J, Prabhakaran D, Ljungman PLS. Building capacity for air pollution epidemiology in India. Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Oct; 4(5):e117. PMID: 33134770.

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  • Published on 7/27/2020

    Yitshak-Sade M, Lane KJ, Fabian MP, Kloog I, Hart JE, Davis B, Fong KC, Schwartz JD, Laden F, Zanobetti A. Race or racial segregation? Modification of the PM2.5 and cardiovascular mortality association. PLoS One. 2020; 15(7):e0236479. PMID: 32716950.

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