J I Levy

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Land use regression modeling of intra-urban residential variability in multiple traffic-related air pollutants
    Jane E Clougherty
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Landmark Center 4th Floor West, PO Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 7:17. 2008
  2. pmc Between-airport heterogeneity in air toxics emissions associated with individual cancer risk thresholds and population risks
    Ying Zhou
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Environ Health 8:22. 2009
  3. pmc Factors influencing the spatial extent of mobile source air pollution impacts: a meta-analysis
    Ying Zhou
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:89. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Estimation of primary and secondary particulate matter intake fractions for power plants in Georgia
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center Room 404K, P O Box 15677, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:5528-36. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Modeling the benefits of power plant emission controls in Massachusetts
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 52:5-18. 2002
  6. pmc Lung function, asthma symptoms, and quality of life for children in public housing in Boston: a case-series analysis
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center Room 404K, P O Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 3:13. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Ozone exposure and mortality: an empiric bayes metaregression analysis
    Jonathan I Levy
    Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:458-68. 2005
  8. pmc Estimating the mortality impacts of particulate matter: what can be learned from between-study variability?
    J I Levy
    Departments of Environmental Health and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:109-17. 2000
  9. pmc The air quality impacts of road closures associated with the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center 4th Floor West, P, O, Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 5:16. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint A community-based participatory research study of multifaceted in-home environmental interventions for pediatric asthmatics in public housing
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:2191-203. 2006

Research Grants

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Publications51

  1. pmc Land use regression modeling of intra-urban residential variability in multiple traffic-related air pollutants
    Jane E Clougherty
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Landmark Center 4th Floor West, PO Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 7:17. 2008
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  2. pmc Between-airport heterogeneity in air toxics emissions associated with individual cancer risk thresholds and population risks
    Ying Zhou
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Environ Health 8:22. 2009
    ..Comprehensive atmospheric dispersion models are beyond the scope of many applications, so it would be valuable to rapidly but accurately characterize the risk-relevant exposure implications of emissions at an airport...
  3. pmc Factors influencing the spatial extent of mobile source air pollution impacts: a meta-analysis
    Ying Zhou
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:89. 2007
    ..This review attempts to quantitatively synthesize findings about the spatial extent under various circumstances...
  4. ncbi request reprint Estimation of primary and secondary particulate matter intake fractions for power plants in Georgia
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center Room 404K, P O Box 15677, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:5528-36. 2003
    ..These findings provide a framework for improved understanding of the factors that influence population exposures to particulate matter...
  5. ncbi request reprint Modeling the benefits of power plant emission controls in Massachusetts
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 52:5-18. 2002
    ..While further analysis would be required to reduce uncertainties and expand on our analytical model, our framework can help decision-makers evaluate the magnitude and distribution of benefits under different control scenarios...
  6. pmc Lung function, asthma symptoms, and quality of life for children in public housing in Boston: a case-series analysis
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center Room 404K, P O Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 3:13. 2004
    ..To better understand risk factors for asthma morbidity in the context of an environmental intervention study, we conducted a detailed baseline evaluation of 78 children (aged 4-17 years) from three public housing developments in Boston...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ozone exposure and mortality: an empiric bayes metaregression analysis
    Jonathan I Levy
    Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:458-68. 2005
    ..We conducted an empiric Bayes metaregression to estimate the ozone effect on mortality, and to assess whether this effect varies as a function of hypothesized confounders or effect modifiers...
  8. pmc Estimating the mortality impacts of particulate matter: what can be learned from between-study variability?
    J I Levy
    Departments of Environmental Health and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:109-17. 2000
    ..Although further analysis would be needed to determine which factors causally influence the relationship between PM(10) and mortality, these findings can help guide future epidemiologic investigations and policy decisions...
  9. pmc The air quality impacts of road closures associated with the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center 4th Floor West, P, O, Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 5:16. 2006
    ..It was anticipated that the road closures associated with the DNC would both influence the overall air pollution level and the distribution of concentrations across the city, through shifts in traffic patterns...
  10. ncbi request reprint A community-based participatory research study of multifaceted in-home environmental interventions for pediatric asthmatics in public housing
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:2191-203. 2006
    ..Our findings reinforce the multifactorial nature of urban asthma and suggest a need for further study of the relative contributions of and possible synergies between environmental and social factors in asthma intervention programs...
  11. doi request reprint Uncertainty and variability in health-related damages from coal-fired power plants in the United States
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Risk Anal 29:1000-14. 2009
    ..Our findings emphasize that control strategies that consider variability in damages across facilities would yield more efficient outcomes...
  12. pmc Quantifying the efficiency and equity implications of power plant air pollution control strategies in the United States
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Exposure Epidemiology and Risk Program, and Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:743-50. 2007
    ..In deciding among competing approaches for emissions control, debates often hinge on the potential tradeoffs between efficiency and equity. However, previous health benefits analyses have not formally addressed both dimensions...
  13. doi request reprint Is epidemiology the key to cumulative risk assessment?
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environment Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Risk Anal 28:1507-13. 2008
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  14. pmc Evaluating efficiency-equality tradeoffs for mobile source control strategies in an urban area
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Risk Anal 29:34-47. 2009
    ..Our analysis demonstrates the viability of formal analytical approaches to jointly address both efficiency and equality in risk assessment, providing a tool for decisionmakers who wish to consider both issues...
  15. pmc Assessing the public health benefits of reduced ozone concentrations
    J I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 109:1215-26. 2001
    ..We discuss the implications of our findings for future analyses and determine areas of research that might help reduce the uncertainties in benefit estimation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in indoor and outdoor microenvironments in Boston, Massachusetts
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 12:104-14. 2002
    ..Although further study would be needed to determine whether these patterns could be generalized beyond the monitored sites, these data support previous findings and enhance our knowledge about nonresidential exposure patterns...
  17. ncbi request reprint A regression-based approach for estimating primary and secondary particulate matter intake fractions
    Jonathan L Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health and Center for Risk Analysis, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Risk Anal 22:895-904. 2002
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  18. ncbi request reprint Influence of traffic patterns on particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in Roxbury, Massachusetts
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 13:364-71. 2003
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  19. pmc The importance of population susceptibility for air pollution risk assessment: a case study of power plants near Washington, DC
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:1253-60. 2002
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  20. pmc Particle concentrations in urban microenvironments
    J I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:1051-7. 2000
    ..These findings imply that personal exposures can depend on activity patterns and that microenvironmental concentration information can improve the accuracy of personal exposure estimation...
  21. pmc The public health benefits of insulation retrofits in existing housing in the United States
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 2:4. 2003
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  22. ncbi request reprint Issues and uncertainties in estimating the health benefits of air pollution control
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 66:1865-71. 2003
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  23. pmc Fine particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentration patterns in Roxbury, Massachusetts: a community-based GIS analysis
    J I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 109:341-7. 2001
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  24. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing mobile source particulate matter emissions-to-exposure relationships in the Boston urban area
    Susan L Greco
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7675-82. 2007
    ..5 iF that accounting for population movement with time, localized meteorological conditions, and street-canyon configurations would likely increase...
  25. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal analysis of the efficacy of environmental interventions on asthma-related quality of life and symptoms among children in urban public housing
    J E Clougherty
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachussetts, USA
    J Asthma 43:335-43. 2006
    ..Our results demonstrate the value of longitudinal techniques in evaluating the benefits of environmental interventions for asthma...
  26. ncbi request reprint Ventilation in public housing: implications for indoor nitrogen dioxide concentrations
    A Zota
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Indoor Air 15:393-401. 2005
    ..Indoor NO2 levels in this cohort are higher than those generally reported in residential US settings, associated in part with increased gas stove usage and decreased AERs during the heating season...
  27. doi request reprint Source apportionment of indoor residential fine particulate matter using land use regression and constrained factor analysis
    J E Clougherty
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Indoor Air 21:53-66. 2011
    ..Our approach to validating source interpretations using LUR methods provides direction for studies characterizing indoor and outdoor source contributions to indoor cocentrations...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pesticide loadings of select organophosphate and pyrethroid pesticides in urban public housing
    Rhona Julien
    Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 18:167-74. 2008
    ..Detection of several pesticides including banned or restricted use products in some public housing units, underscore the need for alternative pest management strategies that embrace the safe and judicious use of pest control products...
  29. pmc Simulating indoor concentrations of NO(2) and PM(2.5) in multifamily housing for use in health-based intervention modeling
    P Fabian
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Indoor Air 22:12-23. 2012
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  30. ncbi request reprint Measured concentrations of VOCs in several non-residential microenvironments in the United States
    Miranda M Loh
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 and University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 40:6903-11. 2006
    ..1 microg/m3 (95% CI = 0.7, 1.8). The VOC concentrations found in stores and restaurants in this study are a potentially important source of exposure for sensitive individuals or people who work in these microenvironments...
  31. pmc Health, wealth, and air pollution: advancing theory and methods
    Marie S O'Neill
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1861-70. 2003
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  32. ncbi request reprint Integrating risk assessment and life cycle assessment: a case study of insulation
    Yurika Nishioka
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Risk Anal 22:1003-17. 2002
    ..We discuss the methodology to be used to integrate life cycle calculations, which can ultimately yield estimates that can be compared with costs to determine the influence of external costs on benefit-cost calculations...
  33. pmc Ancillary benefits for caregivers of children with asthma participating in an environmental intervention study to alleviate asthma symptoms
    Jane E Clougherty
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 86:214-29. 2009
    ..Future environmental intervention studies should more formally consider social support and participation effects for both children and caregivers...
  34. ncbi request reprint The influence of geographic location on population exposure to emissions from power plants throughout China
    Ying Zhou
    Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Room 404, Boston, MA 02216, USA
    Environ Int 32:365-73. 2006
    ..The results should be useful for informing future decisions about power-plant locations and controls...
  35. ncbi request reprint Fuels for urban transit buses: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Joshua T Cohen
    Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:1477-84. 2003
    ..7 million to dollar 2.4 million for CNG). These estimates are subject to much uncertainty. We identify assumptions that contribute most to this uncertainty and propose potential research directions to refine our estimates...
  36. pmc The influence of traffic on air quality in an urban neighborhood: a community-university partnership
    Jonathan J Buonocore
    Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, 401 Park Dr West, PO Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S629-35. 2009
    ..We evaluated the spatial and temporal patterns of traffic-related air pollutants in an urban neighborhood to determine factors contributing to elevated concentrations and to inform environmental justice concerns...
  37. ncbi request reprint Exposure efficiency: an idea whose time has come?
    John S Evans
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Room 211, 718 Huntington Avenue, 02115 Boston, MA, USA
    Chemosphere 49:1075-91. 2002
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  38. pmc Nitrogen dioxide concentrations in neighborhoods adjacent to a commercial airport: a land use regression modeling study
    Gary Adamkiewicz
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 9:73. 2010
    ..F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI, and land-use regression (LUR) modeling techniques to determine the impact of proximity to the airport and local traffic on these concentrations...
  39. ncbi request reprint Measured and modeled personal exposures to and risks from volatile organic compounds
    Robin E Dodson
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:8498-505. 2007
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  40. pmc Does living near a Superfund site contribute to higher polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure?
    Anna L Choi
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1092-8. 2006
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  41. pmc Determinants of allergen concentrations in apartments of asthmatic children living in public housing
    Junenette L Peters
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center East Room 3 111 23, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Urban Health 84:185-97. 2007
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  42. pmc Challenges of conducting community-based participatory research in Boston's neighborhoods to reduce disparities in asthma
    Elmer R Freeman
    Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc, Boston, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 83:1013-21. 2006
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  43. ncbi request reprint Predictors of concentrations of nitrogen dioxide, fine particulate matter, and particle constituents inside of lower socioeconomic status urban homes
    Lisa K Baxter
    Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:433-44. 2007
    ..We conclude that the effect of indoor sources may be more pronounced in high-density multiunit dwellings, and that future epidemiological studies in these populations should explicitly consider these sources in assigning exposures...
  44. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of integrated pest management in reducing cockroach allergen concentrations in urban public housing
    Junenette L Peters
    Department of Environmental Health, Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Asthma 44:455-60. 2007
    ..Intensive interventions can significantly reduce the allergen burden in public housing apartments, but intervention efforts must be sustained...
  45. pmc Synergistic effects of traffic-related air pollution and exposure to violence on urban asthma etiology
    Jane E Clougherty
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1140-6. 2007
    ..Asthma, for example, disproportionately affects lower-income urban communities, where air pollution and social stressors may be elevated...
  46. ncbi request reprint Pesticides in urban multiunit dwellings: hazard identification using classification and regression tree (CART) analysis
    Rhona Julien
    Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 58:1297-302. 2008
    ..We conclude that using CART as an exploratory technique to better understand the home characteristics associated with elevated pesticide levels may be a viable approach for risk management in large multiunit housing developments...
  47. ncbi request reprint Dust mites: using data from an intervention study to suggest future research needs and directions
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Rev Environ Health 22:245-54. 2007
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  48. doi request reprint Sociodemographic and geographic variability in smoking in the U.S.: a multilevel analysis of the 2006-2007 Current Population Survey, Tobacco Use Supplement
    T Chahine
    Harvard School of Public Health, Environmental Health, Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Soc Sci Med 73:752-8. 2011
    ..Patterns of residual variance emphasize the continued need to identify and evaluate appropriate contextual covariates, with more refined geographic resolution than that available from national surveys at present...
  49. ncbi request reprint The health benefits of reduced tropospheric ozone in California
    Bart D Ostro
    Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 56:1007-21. 2006
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  50. pmc Ranking cancer risks of organic hazardous air pollutants in the United States
    Miranda M Loh
    KTL, National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1160-8. 2007
    ..In this study we compared cancer risks from organic hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) based on total personal exposure summed across different microenvironments and exposure pathways...
  51. ncbi request reprint Methodological challenges and contributions in disaster epidemiology
    Francesca Dominici
    Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkinds University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 27:9-12. 2005

Research Grants1

  1. Predictors of Spatial Patterns in Urban Air Pollution
    Jonathan Levy; Fiscal Year: 2006
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