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.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

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 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
Renal Foundation Inigo Alvarez De Toledo

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

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


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  1. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33619475
  2. Peer K, Adams WG, Legler A, Sandel M, Levy JI, Boynton-Jarrett R, Kim C, Leibler JH, Fabian MP. Developing and evaluating a pediatric asthma severity computable phenotype derived from electronic health records. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 Dec 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33338540
  3. Leibler JH, Ramirez-Rubio O, Velázquez JJA, Pilarte DL, Obeid W, Parikh CR, Gadupudi S, Scammell MK, Friedman DJ, Brooks DR. Biomarkers of kidney injury among children in a high-risk region for chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology. Pediatr Nephrol. 2021 Feb; 36(2):387-396.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32504218
  4. Yih WK, Kulldorff M, Leibler JH, Friedman DJ, Brooks DR. Comment on Sarathkumara et al.: Exposure to Hantavirus is a Risk Factor Associated with Kidney Diseases in Sri Lanka: A Cross Sectional Study. Viruses. 2019 12 11; 11(12).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31835714
  5. Dignard C, Leibler JH. Recent Research on Occupational Animal Exposures and Health Risks: A Narrative Review. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2019 12; 6(4):236-246. PMID: 31823248
  6. Leibler JH, Liebschutz JM, Keosaian J, Stewart C, Monteiro J, Woodruff A, Stein MD. Homelessness, Personal Hygiene, and MRSA Nasal Colonization among Persons Who Inject Drugs. J Urban Health. 2019 10; 96(5):734-740.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31493182
  7. Yih WK, Kulldorff M, Friedman DJ, Leibler JH, Amador JJ, López-Pilarte D, Galloway RL, Ramírez-Rubio O, Riefkohl A, Brooks DR. Investigating Possible Infectious Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in a Nicaraguan Mining Community. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 09; 101(3):676-683.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31309920
  8. Cummings C, Hill N, Puryear W, Rogers B, Mukherjee J, Leibler JH, Rosenbaum M, Runstadler J. Evidence Of Influenza A in Wild Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus) in Boston, Massachusetts. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2019; 7:36.
  9. 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
  10. 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
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