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 has studied antibiotic resistant bacterial transmission among industrial food animal workers in the Midwestern United States. 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 has also lead research on antibiotic resistant bacterial infections and hygiene practices among people experiencing homelessness in Boston. Dr. Leibler is actively engaged in teaching and mentoring students, and teaches the MPH core course "Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Public Health" (PH717) 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.

2017 Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH): Early Career Teaching Award
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

Epidemiologic and Genomic Evaluation of Influenza D Among Catlte Workers and Their Community
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
HHS/CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Early Life Exposures and Mesoamerican Nephropathy: Evaluating Biomarkers of Kidney Injury Kidney Injury Among Nicaraguan Children
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises

Early Life Exposures and Mesoamerican Nephropathy: Evaluating Biomarkers of Kidney Injury Kidney Injury Among Nicaraguan Children
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Renal Foundation Inigo Alvarez De Toledo

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Tufts CTSI)
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
Trustees of Tufts College, Inc NIH NCATS

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  1. McDonagh A, Leibler JH, Mukherjee J, Thachil A, Goodman LB, Riekofski C, Nee A, Smyth K, Forrester J, Rosenbaum MH. Frequent human-poultry interactions and low prevalence of Salmonella in backyard chicken flocks in Massachusetts. Zoonoses Public Health. 2019 02; 66(1):92-100. PMID: 30447058.
  2. Mordarski DC, Leibler JH, Talmadge CC, Wolfus GM, Pokras MA, Rosenbaum MH. Subclinical Lead Exposure Among Backyard Chicken Flocks in Massachusetts. J Avian Med Surg. 2018 09; 32(3):185-193. PMID: 30204020.
  3. Leibler JH, Basra K, Ireland T, McDonagh A, Ressijac C, Heiger-Bernays W, Vorhees D, Rosenbaum M. Lead exposure to children from consumption of backyard chicken eggs. Environ Res. 2018 11; 167:445-452.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30125763.
  4. Underhill LJ, Fabian MP, Vermeer K, Sandel M, Adamkiewicz G, Leibler JH, Levy JI. Modeling the resiliency of energy-efficient retrofits in low-income multifamily housing. Indoor Air. 2018 05; 28(3):459-468.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29280511.
  5. Leibler JH, Robb K, Joh E, Gaeta JM, Rosenbaum M. Self-reported Animal and Ectoparasite Exposure among Urban Homeless People. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2018; 29(2):664-675.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29805132.
  6. Leibler JH, Nguyen DD, León C, Gaeta JM, Perez D. Personal Hygiene Practices among Urban Homeless Persons in Boston, MA. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Aug 18; 14(8).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28820454.
  7. Leibler JH, León C, Cardoso LJP, Morris JC, Miller NS, Nguyen DD, Gaeta JM. Prevalence and risk factors for MRSA nasal colonization among persons experiencing homelessness in Boston, MA. J Med Microbiol. 2017 Aug 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28771129.
  8. 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 01; 23(1):1-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28209095; DOI: 10.1080/10773525.2016.1275462;.
  9. Leibler JH, Janulewicz PA, Perry MJ. Prevalence of serious psychological distress among slaughterhouse workers at a United States beef packing plant. Work. 2017; 57(1):105-109.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28506017.
  10. 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.
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