Jonathan Levy, ScD

Dr. Levy's research centers on urban environmental exposure and health risk modeling, with an emphasis on spatiotemporal exposure patterns and related environmental justice issues. Recent and ongoing 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 energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, using systems science approaches to evaluate the benefits of housing interventions on pediatric asthma, and developing methods for community-based cumulative risk assessment that includes chemical and non-chemical stressors. He co-directs the Center for Research on Environmental and Social Stressors in Housing Across the Life Course (CRESSH), which involves interdisciplinary research activities connecting environmental epidemiology, exposure science, and health disparities modeling, with a focus on the indoor environment and community-engaged research.

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.

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


A preconception cohort study of air pollution, fertility, and miscarriage
07/01/2018 - 03/31/2023 (Co-PI)
PI: Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
1R01ES028923-01A1

Boston UniverCity: Partnering graduate students with cities to tackle urban environmental challenges
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2022 (Co-PI)
National Science Foundation
DGE-1735087

Modeling Airport-Related Air Pollutant Concentrations and Health Impacts
09/20/2013 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
Department of Transportation/FAA


Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course(Project 1)
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2020 (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 - 06/30/2020 (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 - 06/30/2020 (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 - 06/30/2020 (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 Supplement)
10/01/2017 - 05/31/2019 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIMHD
3P50MD010428-04S1

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course(Project 1)
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2019 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIMHD
5P50MD010428-04

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course(Project 3)
07/24/2015 - 05/31/2019 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIMHD
5P50MD010428-04

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 Project 2: Assessing the Relation of Chemical and Non-Chemical Stressors with Risk-Taking Behavior and Related Outcomes among Adolescents Living near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site 5P42ES007381-23-8624 398
2018 Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course 5P50MD010428-04 15
2018 Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course 3P50MD010428-04S1 15
2018 Project 2: Assessing the Relation of Chemical and Non-Chemical Stressors with Risk-Taking Behavior and Related Outcomes among Adolescents Living near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site 5P42ES007381-22-8624 398
2017 Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course 3P50MD010428-03S1 15
2017 Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course 5P50MD010428-03 15
2017 Project 2: Assessing the Relation of Chemical and Non-Chemical Stressors with Risk-Taking Behavior and Related Outcomes among Adolescents Living near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site 2P42ES007381-21-8624 398
2016 Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course 5P50MD010428-02 15
2015 Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course 1P50MD010428-01 15
2010 A Discrete Event Simulation Model of Environmental Exposures and Pediatric Asthma 7R21ES017522-02 4
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  1. Keyes AT, Lambert KF, Burtraw D, Buonocore JJ, Levy JI, Driscoll CT. The Affordable Clean Energy rule and the impact of emissions rebound on carbon dioxide and criteria air pollutant emissions. Environmental Research Letters. 2019; 14:044018. View Publication
  2. Payne-Sturges DC, Scammell MK, Levy JI, Cory-Slechta DA, Symanski E, Carr Shmool JL, Laumbach R, Linder S, Clougherty JE. Methods for Evaluating the Combined Effects of Chemical and Nonchemical Exposures for Cumulative Environmental Health Risk Assessment. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 12 10; 15(12).View Related Profiles. PMID: 30544651.
     
  3. Buonocore JJ, Levy JI, Guinto RR, Bernstein AS. Climate, air quality, and health benefits of a carbon fee-and-rebate bill in Massachusetts, U.S.A. Environmental Research Letters. 2018; 114014(13). View Publication
  4. Gillooly SE, Zhou Y, Vallarino J, Chu MT, Michanowicz DR, Levy JI, Adamkiewicz G. Development of an in-home, real-time air pollutant sensor platform and implications for community use. Environ Pollut. 2019 Jan; 244:440-450. PMID: 30359926.
     
  5. Shah SN, Fossa A, Steiner AS, Kane J, Levy JI, Adamkiewicz G, Bennett-Fripp WM, Reid M. Housing Quality and Mental Health: the Association between Pest Infestation and Depressive Symptoms among Public Housing Residents. J Urban Health. 2018 Oct; 95(5):691-702. PMID: 30141116.
     
  6. Rosofsky A, Levy JI, Breen MS, Zanobetti A, Fabian MP. The impact of air exchange rate on ambient air pollution exposure and inequalities across all residential parcels in Massachusetts. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30242266.
     
  7. Levy JI, Woo MK, Duintjer Tebbens R, Nishioka Y. Emissions payback periods for increased residential insulation using marginal electricity modeling: A life cycle approach. Int J Life Cycle Assess. 2018; 23:1723-1734. View Publication
  8. Ou JY, Peters JL, Levy JI, Bongiovanni R, Rossini A, Scammell MK. Self-rated health and its association with perceived environmental hazards, the social environment, and cultural stressors in an environmental justice population. BMC Public Health. 2018 Aug 03; 18(1):970.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30075713.
     
  9. Simon MC, Patton AP, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Kumar P, Brugge D, Durant JL. Combining Measurements from Mobile Monitoring and a Reference Site To Develop Models of Ambient Ultrafine Particle Number Concentration at Residences. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 Jun 19; 52(12):6985-6995. PMID: 29762018.
     
  10. Levy JI, Quirós-Alcalá L, Fabian MP, Basra K, Hansel NN. Established and Emerging Environmental Contributors to Disparities in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2018 Jun; 5(2):114-124.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30319934.
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 228 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 21 publications in 2007

YearPublications
19971
19987
19994
20008
20014
200215
200312
20045
20059
200617
200721
200815
200911
201010
201115
201214
20139
20149
20156
201613
201710
201812
20191
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Air Pollution
Housing
Environmental Exposures
Environmental justice
Disparities, Health Status
Climate Change
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