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
5R01ES025791-02

Modeling Airport-Related Air Pollutant Concentrations and Health Impacts
09/20/2013 - 09/10/2019 (Co-PI)
PI: Jonathan Levy, ScD
Department of Transportation/FAA





Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Aircraft Noise Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease 5R01ES025791-03
2016 Aircraft Noise Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease 1R01ES025791-01A1
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  1. 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.
     
  2. 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;.
     
  3. 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;.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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;.
     
  7. 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;.
     
  8. 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;.
     
  9. 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;.
     
  10. Peters J, Whitsel E, Wellenius G, Levy J, Dominici F. FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment, ASCENT Meeting. Partner Project 44 & ASCENT Project 3: Cardiovascular disease and aircraft noise exposure. Alexandria. 2014.
     
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Noise
Cardiovascular Disease
Joint Exposure
Cumulative Exposure
Metals
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