Kevin J. Lane Jr., PhD, MA
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Environmental Health

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MA, Tufts University
BS, Saint Michael's College

Dr. Lane’s research focus are in the field of air pollution, built environment, urbanization and impacts of climate change on health in local, national and international settings. His expertise in big-data and spatial research has led to the development of novel methods that integrate geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing data and time-activity algorithms to improve exposure assessment and epidemiology. Currently, Dr. Lane Principal Investigator for the Federal Aviation Administration ASCENT Project 18 Community Measurements of Aviation Emissions Contribution to Ambient Air Quality. Additionally, he examines air pollution and built environment effects on cardio-metabolic health with the Population study of Urban, Rural and Semi-urban Endovascular Disease and Holistic Intervention Study (PURSE-HIS), and is a designated NIEHS health disparities career development researcher with the Center for Research on Environmental and Social Stressors in Housing across the life course (CRESSH) to examine the interactions between PM2.5, NO2 and social stressors on the associations with preterm and low birth weight. Prior to this position Dr. Lane also was awarded a Yale Climate and Energy Institute postdoctoral fellowship to examine the relationship between the built environment, urban heat island health impacts where he collaborated with researchers to examine these associations in the United States, South Korea and India. Dr. Lane also conducts research with the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health Study at Tufts University to examine health impacts from traffic-related ultrafine particulate matter.

CRESSH Career Development Fellow
Boston University School of Public Health
Environmental Health

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Community Measurements of Aviation Emissions Contribution to Ambient Air Quality
09/20/2013 - 12/31/2026 (Multi-PI)
PI: Kevin J. Lane Jr., PhD, MA
Department of Transportation/FAA

Climate, Health and Air pollution Research in India (CHAIR-India): Addressing gaps in achieving the sustainability development goals
10/01/2020 - 09/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Karolinska Inst Swedish Resrch Coun

Air Mobility Command COVID Risk Management
01/01/2021 - 06/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
MIT/Lincoln Laboratory Dept of Defense

Developing exposure-response relationships for cardio-respiratory health risks and household air pollution in rural communities of Tamil Nadu, India
10/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Trustees of Tufts College, Inc Public Health Inst

EPA STAR Fellowship
09/01/2011 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
Environmental Protection Agency


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  1. Chung CS, Lane KJ, Black-Ingersoll F, Kolaczyk E, Schollaert C, Li S, Simon MC, Levy JI. Assessing the impact of aircraft arrival on ambient ultrafine particle number concentrations in near-airport communities in Boston, Massachusetts. Environ Res. 2023 May 15; 225:115584.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36868447; PMCID: PMC10079358; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2023.115584;
  2. Patil P, Peng X, Haley BM, Spangler KR, Tieskens KF, Lane KJ, Carnes F, Fabian MP, Klevens RM, Troppy TS, Leibler JH, Levy JI. Influence of geospatial resolution on sociodemographic predictors of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Ann Epidemiol. 2023 Apr; 80:62-68.e3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36822278; PMCID: PMC9942453; DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2023.02.007;
  3. Adams QH, Chan EMG, Spangler KR, Weinberger KR, Lane KJ, Errett NA, Hess JJ, Sun Y, Wellenius GA, Nori-Sarma A. Examining the Optimal Placement of Cooling Centers to Serve Populations at High Risk of Extreme Heat Exposure in 81 US Cities. Public Health Rep. 2023 Feb 01; 333549221148174.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36726308
  4. Bor J, Assoumou SA, Lane K, Diaz Y, Ojikutu BO, Raifman J, Levy JI. Inequities in COVID-19 vaccine and booster coverage across Massachusetts ZIP codes after the emergence of Omicron: A population-based cross-sectional study. PLoS Med. 2023 Jan; 20(1):e1004167.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36719864; PMCID: PMC9888673; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004167;
  5. Lane KJ, Levy JI, Patton AP, Durant JL, Zamore W, Brugge D. Relationship between traffic-related air pollution and inflammation biomarkers using structural equation modeling. Sci Total Environ. 2023 Apr 20; 870:161874.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36716891
  6. Carlson JM, Zanobetti A, Ettinger de Cuba S, Poblacion AP, Fabian PM, Carnes F, Rhee J, Lane KJ, Sandel MT, Janulewicz PA. Critical windows of susceptibility for the effects of prenatal exposure to heat and heat variability on gestational growth. Environ Res. 2023 Jan 01; 216(Pt 2):114607.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36279910; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.114607;
  7. Geron M, Factor R, Cowell W, Lane K, Kloog I, Wright RO, Wright RJ. Validation of a neighborhood sentiment and safety index derived from existing data repositories. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2023 Mar; 33(2):207-217. PMID: 36261571; PMCID: PMC10010937; DOI: 10.1038/s41370-022-00486-x;
  8. Rodriguez E, Peer K, Fruh V, James K, Williams A, de Figueiredo Veiga A, Winter MR, Shea A, Aschengrau A, Lane KJ, Mahalingaiah S. Digital Global Recruitment for Women's Health Research: Cross-sectional Study. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Sep 14; 6(9):e39046.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35969168; PMCID: PMC9520381; DOI: 10.2196/39046;
  9. Spangler KR, Levy JI, Fabian MP, Haley BM, Carnes F, Patil P, Tieskens K, Klevens RM, Erdman EA, Troppy TS, Leibler JH, Lane KJ. Missing Race and Ethnicity Data among COVID-19 Cases in Massachusetts. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Sep 02; 1-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36056195; PMCID: PMC9439275; DOI: 10.1007/s40615-022-01387-3;
  10. Mueller SC, Hudda N, Levy JI, Durant JL, Patil P, Lee NF, Weiss I, Tatro T, Duhl T, Lane K. Changes in Ultrafine Particle Concentrations near a Major Airport Following Reduced Transportation Activity during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Environ Sci Technol Lett. 2022 Sep 13; 9(9):706-711.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36118960; PMCID: PMC9477096; DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.2c00322;
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