Jonathan I. Levy, ScD

Professor of Environmental Health
Boston University School of Public Health

Jonathan I. Levy is Professor of Environmental Health in the Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Levy's research focuses on air pollution exposure assessment and health risk assessment, with an emphasis on urban environments and issues of heterogeneity and equity. Recent research projects have included evaluating spatial patterns of air pollution in complex urban terrain; developing methods to quantify the magnitude and distribution of health benefits associated with emission controls for motor vehicles, power plants, and aircraft; using systems science approaches to evaluate the influence of indoor environmental exposures on pediatric asthma in low-income housing, and developing methods for community-based cumulative risk assessment that includes chemical and non-chemical stressors. Dr. Levy has served on multiple national advisory committees, including the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Methods used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the NRC Committee on Science for EPA’s Future, and the Advisory Council on Clear Air Compliance Analysis. He was the recipient of the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award from the Health Effects Institute and the Chauncy Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award from the Society for Risk Analysis. He received his ScD from the Harvard School of Public Health in Environmental Science and Risk Management, with a BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College.