Jessica Leibler, DrPH, MS
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

DPH/DrPH, Johns Hopkins University
MS, Harvard School of Public Health



Jessica H. Leibler, DrPH ScM is an environmental epidemiologist in the Department of Environmental Health at BUSPH, and her research focuses on environmental exposures experienced by disadvantaged populations in the US, including agricultural workers and the homeless. Her work has two central themes: environmental transmission of pathogens through food systems, and environmental exposures experienced by the urban poor in the US. Dr. Leibler is currently leading a study of antibiotic resistant bacterial carriage among industrial food animal workers in the Midwestern US and transmission of zoonotic bacterial infections from workers to the community. She has published studies identifying risk of avian influenza infection among industrial poultry workers and farm-to-farm transmission risk of avian influenza in the US. Dr. Leibler is the PI on a new study on nasal carriage of MRSA among the urban homeless in Boston. Dr. Leibler is actively engaged in teaching and mentoring students, and teaches the Introduction to Epidemiology (EP713) and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (EP755) courses at SPH. Prior to joining the faculty at BU, Dr. Leibler held a research appointment in the Department of Environmental Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health. Dr. Leibler completed her doctoral degree in Environmental Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins University and her master's degree in Health Policy and Management at Harvard University.

2013 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching for Introduction to Epidemiology (spring)
2013 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching for Introduction to Epidemiology (summer)
2005-2010 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Sommer Scholar
2005-2008 National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellow


Lead and Salmonella in poultry flocks in Boston: Evaluating backyard chickens as sentinels of environmental contamination and vehicles for human exposure
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
Trustees of Tufts College, Inc NIH NCATS
4UL1TR001064-04




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  1. Leibler JH, Janulewicz PA, Perry MJ. Prevalence of serious psychological distress among slaughterhouse workers at a United States beef packing plant. Work. 2017 May 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28506017.
  2. Riefkohl A, Ramírez-Rubio O, Laws RL, McClean MD, Weiner DE, Kaufman JS, Galloway RL, Shadomy SV, Guerra M, Amador JJ, Sánchez JM, López-Pilarte D, Parikh CR, Leibler JH, Brooks DR. Leptospira seropositivity as a risk factor for Mesoamerican Nephropathy. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2017 Feb 17; 1-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28209095; DOI: 10.1080/10773525.2016.1275462;.
  3. Leibler JH, Perry MJ. Self-reported occupational injuries among industrial beef slaughterhouse workers in the Midwestern United States. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2017 Jan; 14(1):23-30. PMID: 27715500.
  4. Lowenstein C, Waters WF, Roess A, Leibler JH, Graham JP. Animal Husbandry Practices and Perceptions of Zoonotic Infectious Disease Risks Among Livestock Keepers in a Rural Parish of Quito, Ecuador. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Dec 07; 95(6):1450-1458. PMID: 27928092.
  5. Leibler JH, Dalton K, Pekosz A, Gray GC, Silbergeld EK. Epizootics in Industrial Livestock Production: Preventable Gaps in Biosecurity and Biocontainment. Zoonoses Public Health. 2017 Mar; 64(2):137-145. PMID: 27591817; DOI: 10.1111/zph.12292;.
  6. Leibler JH, Zakhour CM, Gadhoke P, Gaeta JM. Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Infections Among Urban Homeless and Marginalized People in the United States and Europe, 1990-2014. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2016 Jul; 16(7):435-44.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27159039; DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2015.1863;.
  7. Leibler JH, Jordan JA, Brownstein K, Lander L, Price LB, Perry MJ. Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage among Beefpacking Workers in a Midwestern United States Slaughterhouse. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0148789. PMID: 26866374; PMCID: PMC4750916; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148789;.
  8. Murray KO, Fischer RS, Chavarria D, Duttmann C, Garcia MN, Gorchakov R, Hotez PJ, Jiron W, Leibler JH, Lopez JE, Mandayam S, Marin A, Sheleby J. Mesoamerican nephropathy: a neglected tropical disease with an infectious etiology? Microbes Infect. 2015 Oct; 17(10):671-5. PMID: 26320026; DOI: 10.1016/j.micinf.2015.08.005;.
  9. Tobin MR, Goldshear JL, Price LB, Graham JP, Leibler JH. A Framework to Reduce Infectious Disease Risk from Urban Poultry in the United States. Public Health Rep. 2015 Jul-Aug; 130(4):380-91. PMID: 26346104; PMCID: PMC4547567.
  10. Leibler JH, Silbergeld EK, Pekosz A, Gray GC. No evidence of infection with avian influenza viruses among US poultry workers in the Delmarva Peninsula, Maryland and Virginia, USA. J Agromedicine. 2011 Jan; 16(1):52-7. PMID: 21213164; PMCID: PMC3041272; DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2011.533612;.
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