Jonathan Levy, ScD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health



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.

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



2016 Boston University School of Public Health: Faculty Career Award in Research and Scholarship
2013 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology : Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper, Honorable Mention
2012 Society for Risk Analysis: Chauncy Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award
2012 American Journal of Public Health: Paper of the Year Award
2010 Onassis Prize for the Protection of the Environment: Finalist
2008 FAA Centers of Excellence: Faculty of the Year Award
2005 Health Effects Institute: Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award
1999 Howard Raiffa Student Achievement Award: Harvard School of Public Health
1997 Air and Waste Management Association Scholar: First Place


Modeling Airport-Related Air Pollutant Concentrations and Health Impacts
09/20/2013 - 09/30/2017 (PI)
Department of Transportation/FAA

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course(Project 1)
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Env Protection Agy

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course(Community Engagement Core)
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Env Protection Agy

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course (Administrative Core)
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Env Protection Agy

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course(Project 3)
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Env Protection Agy

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course(Project 1)
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIMHD
5P50MD010428-02

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course(Project 3)
07/24/2015 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIMHD
1P50MD010428-02

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors (Administrative Core)
07/24/2015 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIMHD
5P50MD010428-02

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course(Community Engagement Core)
07/24/2015 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIMHD
5P50MD010428-02

Comparative health impacts modeling assessment of different institutional boiler technologies
06/01/2016 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management NYS Energy Res & Dev

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  1. 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).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28684710.
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28501677; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.04.031;.
  3. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.03.052;.
  4. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.01.038;.
  5. 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.
  6. 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; DOI: 10.5210/ojphi.v8i3.6902;.
  7. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27586513; DOI: 10.1289/EHP550;.
  8. Levy JI. Fine Particulate Matter, Risk Assessment, and Risk Management. Risk Anal. 2016 Sep; 36(9):1745-7. PMID: 27428244; DOI: 10.1111/risa.12673;.
  9. 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). View Publication
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27107222; PMCID: PMC4902720; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.03.013;.
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Bar chart showing 144 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2007

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200714
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