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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Jon Levy, ScD

Jon Levy is Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Levy's research centers on developing models to quantitatively assess the environmental and health impacts of air pollution from local to national scales, with a focus on urban environments and variability in exposures and risks. Current research efforts include developing methods for cumulative risk assessment, focusing on neurodevelopmental and cardiovascular risks in a low-income community near a Superfund site; developing a discrete event simulation model of environmental exposures and pediatric asthma, focusing on modeling the health benefits of indoor environmental interventions; evaluating the exposure and health risk implications of aviation-related emissions, considering both national-scale impacts and exposures near T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island and Los Angeles International Airport; evaluating spatial patterns of air pollution in New York City to help identify hot spots and understand the exposure and health benefits of congestion pricing and other traffic mitigation strategies, using a combination of modeling and monitoring in both urban street canyons and neighborhoods near key bridges; and evaluating air pollution control strategies for the Yangtze River Delta in China, prioritizing across various source types based on population risk profiles.


The Benefits of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, April 14, 2011
Persistent Questions about Particulate Matter, August 22, 2012