Jonathan Levy, ScD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health



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.

Ad Interim 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


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

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(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


Modeling Airport-Related Air Pollutant Concentrations and Health Impacts
09/20/2013 - 09/30/2018 (PI)
Department of Transportation/FAA


Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course(Project 1)
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIMHD
5P50MD010428-02

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course(Project 3)
07/24/2015 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIMHD
1P50MD010428-02

Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors (Administrative Core)
07/24/2015 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
The President and Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIMHD
5P50MD010428-02

Comparative health impacts modeling assessment of different institutional boiler technologies
06/01/2016 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management NYS Energy Res & Dev


Modeling the Health impacts of Biomass Combustion in New York State
03/01/2015 - 12/31/2015 (PI)
Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management


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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. 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; 5(2):114-124.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Peters JL, Zevitas CD, Redline S, Hastings A. Sizov N, Hart JE, Levy JI, Roof CJ, Wellenius GA. Aviation noise and cardiovascular health in the United States: A review of the evidence and recommendations for research direction. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2018; 5(2):140-152.
     
  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 May; 28(3):459-468.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29280511.
     
  5. 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. 2017; 1-12. View Publication
     
  6. Rosofsky A, Levy JI, Zanobetti A, Janulewicz P, Fabian MP. Temporal trends in air pollution exposure inequality in Massachusetts. Environ Res. 2018 Feb; 161:76-86.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29101831.
     
  7. Simon MC, Hudda N, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Brugge D, Durant JL. Comparisons of traffic-related ultrafine particle number concentrations measured in two urban areas by central, residential, and mobile monitoring. Atmospheric Environment. 2017. View Publication
     
  8. Simon MC, Hudda N, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Brugge D, Durant JL. Comparisons of Traffic-Related Ultrafine Particle Number Concentrations Measured in Two Urban Areas by Central, Residential, and Mobile Monitoring. Atmos Environ (1994). 2017 Nov; 169:113-127. PMID: 29333080.
     
  9. Basra K, Fabian MP, Holberger RR, French R, Levy JI. Community-Engaged Modeling of Geographic and Demographic Patterns of Multiple Public Health Risk Factors. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Jul 06; 14(7).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28684710.
     
  10. Vieira VM, Fabian MP, Webster TF, Levy JI, Korrick SA. Spatial Variability in ADHD-Related Behaviors Among Children Born to Mothers Residing Near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 May 15; 185(10):924-932.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28444119; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kww208;.
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 184 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 19 publications in 2007

YearPublications
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20008
20014
200211
200312
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200611
200719
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200911
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201211
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Air Pollution
Housing
Environmental Exposures
Environmental justice
Disparities, Health Status
Climate Change
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