Junenette Peters, ScD
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.

Modeling Airport-Related Air Pollutant Concentrations and Health Impacts
09/20/2013 - 09/30/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Junenette Peters, ScD
Department of Transportation/FAA

Aircraft Noise Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease
08/01/2016 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


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  1. Kim CS, Grady ST, Hart JE, Laden F, VoPham T, Nguyen DD, Manson JE, James P, Forman JP, Rexrode KM, Levy JI, Peters JL. Long-term aircraft noise exposure and risk of hypertension in the Nurses' Health Studies. Environ Res. 2021 Oct 07; 112195.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34627796
  2. Peters JL, Perry MJ, McNeely E, Wright RO, Heiger-Bernays W, Weuve J. The association of cadmium and lead exposures with red cell distribution width. PLoS One. 2021; 16(1):e0245173.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33429420; PMCID: PMC7801027; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245173;
  3. Janulewicz PA, Carlson JM, Wesselink AK, Wise LA, Hatch EE, Edwards LM, Peters JL. Urinary Isoflavones Levels in Relation to Serum Thyroid Hormone Concentrations in Female and Male Adults in the U.S. General Population. Int J Environ Health Res. 2021 Jun; 31(4):389-400.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31490099
  4. Peters JL, Fabian MP, Levy JI. Epidemiologically-informed cumulative risk hypertension models simulating the impact of changes in metal, organochlorine, and non-chemical exposures in an environmental justice community. Environ Res. 2019 09; 176:108544.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31271923; PMCID: PMC6716580; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108544;
  5. 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 08 03; 18(1):970.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30075713; PMCID: PMC6090753; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5797-7;
  6. 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 Jun; 5(2):140-152.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30505645; PMCID: PMC6261366; DOI: 10.1007/s40471-018-0151-2;
  7. 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;
  8. 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;
  9. Fabian MP, Levy JI, Vieira V, Peters JL, Korrick S. NIEHS Environmental Health Science Fest. Behavioral and sociodemographic predictors of exposure to multiple chemicals associated with ADHD-related behavior in a low income community. Durham. 2016.
  10. Rosofsky A, Janulewicz P, Chambers C, Peters J, Bertrand K, Kao K, Jones K, Adams J. Neurodevelopmental outcome following prenatal exposure to anti-depressant medications, 55th Meeting of the Neurobehavioral Teratology Society and 15th Meeting of the International Neurotoxicology Association. Neurodevelopmental outcome following prenatal exposure to anti-depressant medications. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. Montreal. 2015; 49:136.
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Cardiovascular Disease
Joint Exposure
Cumulative Exposure
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