Jonathan Jay, DrPH, JD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

DPH/DrPH, Harvard University
MA, Georgetown University
JD, Georgetown University

Pronouns: he/him/his
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Dr. Jonathan Jay studies urban health, especially youth exposure to gun violence, as an assistant professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He works at the intersection of data science and community health, focusing on relationships between the built environment and health and safety risks. He leads Shape-Up, a project using analytics to help city residents reduce firearm violence through environmental improvements (winner of the $100k Everytown for Gun Safety Prize and a 2019 Solver with MIT Solve). Dr. Jay previously served as a research fellow for the Firearm-Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium, led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and for the Computational Epidemiology Group at Boston Children's Hospital. He also consults on public health and safety with Portland (OR) Fire & Rescue.

Before receiving his doctorate in public health (DrPH) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Jay trained as a lawyer-ethicist and worked in global health policy. He received a BA with honors from Brown University, a JD cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and an MA in philosophy from Georgetown University.


Expanding and making more accessible the prevention and social safety-net policies tracked in the COVID-19 US State Policy Database
08/15/2020 - 02/14/2022 (Co-PI)
PI: Julia Raifman, ScD, MSc
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Boston Public Health Commission DOJ grant
09/13/2019 - 09/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Public Health Commission Bur of Justice Asst


Using Data and Evidence in Government
01/01/2020 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College


Shape-Up: A Platform to Prevent Gun Violence Through Neighborhood Greening
10/01/2019 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology




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  1. Jay J, Bor J, Nsoesie EO, Lipson SK, Jones DK, Galea S, Raifman J. Neighbourhood income and physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Nat Hum Behav. 2020 Nov 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33144713
     
  2. Nsoesie EO, Lima Neto AS, Jay J, Wang H, Zinszer K, Saha S, Maharana A, Marinho F, Soares Filho AM. Mapping disparities in homicide trends across Brazil: 2000-2014. Inj Epidemiol. 2020 Sep 07; 7(1):47.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32892747
     
  3. Wong B, Bernstein S, Jay J, Siegel M. Differences in Racial Disparities in Firearm Homicide across Cities: The Role of Racial Residential Segregation and Gaps in Structural Disadvantage. J Natl Med Assoc. 2020 Jul 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32641258
     
  4. Jay J, Miratrix LW, Branas CC, Zimmerman MA, Hemenway D. A response to 'Comment on "Urban building demolitions, firearm violence and drug crime"'. J Behav Med. 2020 02; 43(1):152-153. PMID: 31907742
     
  5. Jay J. Alcohol outlets and firearm violence: a place-based case-control study using satellite imagery and machine learning. Inj Prev. 2020 02; 26(1):61-66. PMID: 31467144
     
  6. Jay J, Miratrix LW, Branas CC, Zimmerman MA, Hemenway D. Urban building demolitions, firearm violence and drug crime. J Behav Med. 2019 Aug; 42(4):626-634. PMID: 31367928; DOI: 10.1007/s10865-019-00031-6;
     
  7. Oliphant SN, Mouch CA, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Hargarten S, Jay J, Hemenway D, Zimmerman M, Carter PM. A scoping review of patterns, motives, and risk and protective factors for adolescent firearm carriage. J Behav Med. 2019 Aug; 42(4):763-810. PMID: 31367939; DOI: 10.1007/s10865-019-00048-x;
     
  8. Heymann DL, Jay J, Kock R. The One Health path to infectious disease prevention and resilience. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2017 06 01; 111(6):233-234. PMID: 29044375; DOI: 10.1093/trstmh/trx052;
     
  9. Warshaw MG, Carey VJ, McFarland EJ, Dawson L, Abrams E, Melvin A, Fairlie L, Spiegel H, Jay J, Agwu AL. The interaction between equipoise and logistics in clinical trials: A case study. Clin Trials. 2017 Jun; 14(3):314-318. PMID: 28135804; DOI: 10.1177/1740774517690734;
     
  10. Jay J, Buse K, Hart M, Wilson D, Marten R, Kellerman S, Odetoyinbo M, Quick JD, Evans T, Piot P, Dybul M, Binagwaho A. Building from the HIV Response toward Universal Health Coverage. PLoS Med. 2016 08; 13(8):e1002083. PMID: 27529809; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002083;
     
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