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

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MA, Tufts University

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

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

Modeling Airport-Related Air Pollutant Concentrations and Health Impacts
09/20/2013 - 02/04/2023 (Multi-PI)
PI: Kevin J. Lane Jr., PhD, MA
Department of Transportation/FAA

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. Brochu P, Jimenez MP, James P, Kinney PL, Lane K. Benefits of Increasing Greenness on All-Cause Mortality in the Largest Metropolitan Areas of the United States Within the Past Two Decades. Front Public Health. 2022; 10:841936.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35619828; PMCID: PMC9127575; DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.841936;
  2. Thayer KL, Lane K, Simon MC, Brugge D, Fuller CH. An exploratory analysis of sociodemographic characteristics with ultrafine particle concentrations in Boston, MA. PLoS One. 2022; 17(3):e0263434. PMID: 35353820; PMCID: PMC8967040; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0263434;
  3. Fruh V, Cheng JJ, Aschengrau A, Mahalingaiah S, Lane KJ. Fine particulate matter and polycystic ovarian morphology. Environ Health. 2022 02 18; 21(1):26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35180862; PMCID: PMC8855564; DOI: 10.1186/s12940-022-00835-1;
  4. Nori-Sarma A, Spangler KR, Wang B, Cesare N, Dukes KA, Lane KJ. Impacts of the choice of distance measurement method on estimates of access to point-based resources. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Feb 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35145207
  5. Jimenez RB, Lane KJ, Hutyra LR, Fabian MP. Spatial resolution of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and greenness exposure misclassification in an urban cohort. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 03; 32(2):213-222.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35094014
  6. Chu MT, Ettinger de Cuba S, Fabian MP, Lane KJ, James-Todd T, Williams DR, Coull BA, Carnes F, Massaro M, Levy JI, Laden F, Sandel M, Adamkiewicz G, Zanobetti A. The immigrant birthweight paradox in an urban cohort: Role of immigrant enclaves and ambient air pollution. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Jul; 32(4):571-582.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34980894; PMCID: PMC9250941; DOI: 10.1038/s41370-021-00403-8;
  7. Spangler KR, Patil P, Peng X, Levy JI, Lane KJ, Tieskens KF, Carnes F, Klevens RM, Erdman EA, Troppy TS, Fabian MP, Leibler JH. Community predictors of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Massachusetts: Evaluating changes over time using geospatially refined data. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2022 03; 16(2):213-221.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34761531; PMCID: PMC8652977; DOI: 10.1111/irv.12926;
  8. Lin C, Lane KJ, Griffiths JK, Brugge D. A new exposure metric for the cumulative effect of short-term exposure peaks of traffic-related ultrafine particles. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Jul; 32(4):615-628. PMID: 34667309; PMCID: PMC9016093; DOI: 10.1038/s41370-021-00397-3;
  9. Simmons E, Lane K, Rao SR, Kurhe K, Patel A, Hibberd PL. Trends in cesarean section rates in private and public facilities in rural eastern Maharashtra, India from 2010-2017. PLoS One. 2021; 16(8):e0256096.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34383862; PMCID: PMC8360542; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256096;
  10. Tieskens KF, Patil P, Levy JI, Brochu P, Lane KJ, Fabian MP, Carnes F, Haley BM, Spangler KR, Leibler JH. Time-varying associations between COVID-19 case incidence and community-level sociodemographic, occupational, environmental, and mobility risk factors in Massachusetts. BMC Infect Dis. 2021 Jul 16; 21(1):686.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34271870; PMCID: PMC8283097; DOI: 10.1186/s12879-021-06389-w;
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