Junenette Peters, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MA, Boston University

Dr. Peters’ research has focused on the effects of environmental pollutants on cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment in older adults and on respiratory disease in children. Her research has a unique component in that it explores the complex interactions between physical environmental factors and social determinants of health. She has evaluated the interactive effects of lead exposure and psychosocial factors on incident hypertension and cognition in older adult males. She is involved in research on approaches for determining cumulative risk from chemical and non-chemical stressors in relation to hypertension.

Dr. Peters is currently leading research efforts funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Federal Aviation Administration evaluating the long-term health impacts of noise exposure. Specifically, her two studies aim to expand our understanding of the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and cardiovascular disease by linking noise exposure data for multiple airports, years and metrics with existing longitudinal health cohorts for which detailed individual data and high geographical and temporal resolution address information are available. Results from these studies can inform decisions regarding aircraft noise levels that merit intervention.

Aircraft Noise Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease
08/01/2016 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Modeling Airport-Related Air Pollutant Concentrations and Health Impacts
09/20/2013 - 09/30/2018 (Co-PI)
PI: Jonathan Levy, ScD
Department of Transportation/FAA

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 Aircraft Noise Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease 1R01ES025791-01A1
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  1. Lane KJ, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Peters JL, Patton AP, Reisner E, Lowe L, Zamore W, Durant JL, Brugge D. Association of modeled long-term personal exposure to ultrafine particles with inflammatory and coagulation biomarkers. Environ Int. 2016 Jul-Aug; 92-93:173-82.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27107222; PMCID: PMC4902720; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.03.013;.
  2. Ou JY, Levy JI, Peters JL, Bongiovanni R, Garcia-Soto J, Medina R, Scammell MK. A Walk in the Park: The Influence of Urban Parks and Community Violence on Physical Activity in Chelsea, MA. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Jan; 13(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 26742051; PMCID: PMC4730488; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13010097;.
  3. Peters JL, Fabian MP, Levy JI. Combined impact of lead, cadmium, polychlorinated biphenyls and non-chemical risk factors on blood pressure in NHANES. Environ Res. 2014 Jul; 132:93-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24747555; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.03.038;.
  4. Levy JI, Fabian MP, Peters JL. Meta-Analytic Approaches for Multistressor Dose-Response Function Development: Strengths, Limitations, and Case Studies. Risk Anal. 2015 Jun; 35(6):1040-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24724810; DOI: 10.1111/risa.12208;.
  5. Levy JI, Fabian MP, Peters JL. Community-wide health risk assessment using geographically resolved demographic data: a synthetic population approach. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e87144.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24489855; PMCID: PMC3904963; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087144;.
  6. Ikeda A, Schwartz J, Peters JL, Baccarelli AA, Hoxha M, Dioni L, Spiro A, Sparrow D, Vokonas P, Kubzansky LD. Pessimistic orientation in relation to telomere length in older men: the VA normative aging study. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Apr; 42:68-76.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24636503; PMCID: PMC4070424; DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.01.001;.
  7. Correia AW, Peters JL, Levy JI, Melly S, Dominici F. Residential exposure to aircraft noise and hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases: multi-airport retrospective study. BMJ. 2013; 347:f5561.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24103538; DOI: 10.1136/bmj.f5561;.
  8. Peters JL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Sandel M. Prenatal environmental factors influencing IgE levels, atopy and early asthma. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Apr; 13(2):187-92.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23385288; DOI: 10.1097/ACI.0b013e32835e82d3;.
  9. Peters JL, Cohen S, Staudenmayer J, Hosen J, Platts-Mills TA, Wright RJ. Prenatal negative life events increases cord blood IgE: interactions with dust mite allergen and maternal atopy. Allergy. 2012 Apr; 67(4):545-51. PMID: 22309645; PMCID: PMC3303977; DOI: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2012.02791.x;.
  10. Peters JL, Kubzansky LD, Ikeda A, Fang SC, Sparrow D, Weisskopf MG, Wright RO, Vokonas P, Hu H, Schwartz J. Lead concentrations in relation to multiple biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: the Normative Aging Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Mar; 120(3):361-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22142875; PMCID: PMC3295335; DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1103467;.
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Cardiovascular Disease
Joint Exposure
Cumulative Exposure
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