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Jonathan James Buonocore


Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MAScD11/2013Environmental Science and Risk Management
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MAMS05/2008Environmental Health/Industrial Hygiene
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NYBS05/2006Environmental Science & Policy

My research involves developing and applying models to evaluate the public health benefits of climate policies and other strategies that mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases, using tools from environmental health risk assessment, health impact assessment, and life cycle assessment. These policies include emissions standards, carbon pricing, renewable energy deployment, combustion fuel switching, and land protection. This often involves working with data on air pollution emissions, working with output from various atmospheric modeling platforms, and linking this to geospatial population and health data and energy system models. These projects have been both U.S. based and international, and this work has have successfully informed climate, energy, and air quality policymaking.

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  1. Belsey-Priebe M, Lyons D, Buonocore JJ. COVID-19's Impact on American Women's Food Insecurity Foreshadows Vulnerabilities to Climate Change. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jun 26; 18(13). PMID: 34206797.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  2. Yan F, Liu H, Zhang H, Yi L, Wu Y, Deng C, Qiu Y, Ma X, Li Q, Yang F, Xu W, Tao J, Buonocore JJ, Zhan Y, Dai L. Association between maternal exposure to gaseous pollutants and atrial septal defect in China: A nationwide population-based study. Environ Res. 2021 09; 200:111472. PMID: 34097890.
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  3. Yang T, Deng L, Sun B, Zhang S, Xian Y, Xiao X, Zhan Y, Xu K, Buonocore JJ, Tang Y, Li F, Qiu Y. Semen quality and windows of susceptibility: A case study during COVID-19 outbreak in China. Environ Res. 2021 06; 197:111085. PMID: 33812874.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  4. Buonocore JJ, Robinson LA, Hammitt JK, O'Keeffe L. Estimating the Potential Health Benefits of Air Quality Warnings. Risk Anal. 2021 04; 41(4):645-660. PMID: 33249613.
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  5. Williams AA, Allen JG, Catalano PJ, Buonocore JJ, Spengler JD. The Influence of Heat on Daily Police, Medical, and Fire Dispatches in Boston, Massachusetts: Relative Risk and Time-Series Analyses. Am J Public Health. 2020 05; 110(5):662-668. PMID: 32191522.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. MacNaughton P, Cao X, Buonocore J, Cedeno-Laurent JG, Spengler JD, Bernstein A, Allen JG. Correction to: Response to "A critical look at 'Energy savings, emissions reductions, and health co-benefits of the green building movement'". J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Mar; 30(2):394. PMID: 31959900.
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  7. Buonocore JJ, Casey JA, Croy R, Spengler JD, McKenzie L. Air Monitoring Stations Far Removed from Drilling Activities do not Represent Residential Exposures to Marcellus Shale Air Pollutants. Response to the Paper by Hess et al. on Proximity-Based Unconventional Natural Gas Exposure Metrics. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 01 13; 17(2). PMID: 31941139.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  8. Marlier ME, Liu T, Yu K, Buonocore JJ, Koplitz SN, DeFries RS, Mickley LJ, Jacob DJ, Schwartz J, Wardhana BS, Myers SS. Fires, Smoke Exposure, and Public Health: An Integrative Framework to Maximize Health Benefits From Peatland Restoration. Geohealth. 2019 Jul; 3(7):178-189. PMID: 32159040.
    Citations: 1     
  9. Michanowicz DR, Williams SR, Buonocore JJ, Rowland ST, Konschnik KE, Goho SA, Bernstein AS. Population allocation at the housing unit level: estimates around underground natural gas storage wells in PA, OH, NY, WV, MI, and CA. Environ Health. 2019 07 08; 18(1):58. PMID: 31280723.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  10. MacNaughton P, Cao X, Buonocore J, Cedeno-Laurent JG, Spengler JD, Bernstein A, Allen JG. Response to "A critical look at 'Energy savings, emissions reductions, and health co-benefits of the green building movement'". J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019 06; 29(4):594-596. PMID: 30718732.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  11. Ambasta A, Buonocore JJ. Carbon pricing: a win-win environmental and public health policy. Can J Public Health. 2018 12; 109(5-6):779-781. PMID: 29981108.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  12. Buonocore JJ, Lambert KF, Burtraw D, Sekar S, Driscoll CT. Correction: An Analysis of Costs and Health Co-Benefits for a U.S. Power Plant Carbon Standard. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0158792. PMID: 27359324.
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  13. Buonocore JJ, Lambert KF, Burtraw D, Sekar S, Driscoll CT. An Analysis of Costs and Health Co-Benefits for a U.S. Power Plant Carbon Standard. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0156308. PMID: 27270222.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  14. James P, Ito K, Banay RF, Buonocore JJ, Wood B, Arcaya MC. A health impact assessment of a proposed bill to decrease speed limits on local roads in Massachusetts (U.S.A.). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Oct 02; 11(10):10269-91. PMID: 25279544.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  15. James P, Ito K, Buonocore JJ, Levy JI, Arcaya MC. A health impact assessment of proposed public transportation service cuts and fare increases in Boston, Massachusetts (U.S.A.). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Aug 07; 11(8):8010-24. PMID: 25105550.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  16. Buonocore JJ, Dong X, Spengler JD, Fu JS, Levy JI. Using the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model to estimate public health impacts of PM2.5 from individual power plants. Environ Int. 2014 Jul; 68:200-8. PMID: 24769126.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  17. von Stackelberg K, Buonocore J, Bhave PV, Schwartz JA. Public health impacts of secondary particulate formation from aromatic hydrocarbons in gasoline. Environ Health. 2013 Feb 20; 12:19. PMID: 23425393.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  18. Marwick TH, Buonocore J. Environmental impact of cardiac imaging tests for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. Heart. 2011 Jul; 97(14):1128-31. PMID: 21685481.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  19. Epstein PR, Buonocore JJ, Eckerle K, Hendryx M, Stout Iii BM, Heinberg R, Clapp RW, May B, Reinhart NL, Ahern MM, Doshi SK, Glustrom L. Full cost accounting for the life cycle of coal. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Feb; 1219:73-98. PMID: 21332493.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  20. Levy JI, Buonocore JJ, von Stackelberg K. Evaluation of the public health impacts of traffic congestion: a health risk assessment. Environ Health. 2010 Oct 27; 9:65. PMID: 20979626.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  21. Buonocore JJ, Lee HJ, Levy JI. The influence of traffic on air quality in an urban neighborhood: a community-university partnership. Am J Public Health. 2009 Nov; 99 Suppl 3:S629-35. PMID: 19890168.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
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