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Jaime Hart, SCD
Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Channing Division of Network Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Research Location: Landmark Building

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Research Narrative:

I am an environmental epidemiologist and broadly my research focuses on environmental and occupational risk factors of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, COPD, rheumatoid arthritis, and reproductive systems. I have mainly focused my research on the effects of air pollution and traffic exposure in the general population and in workers from the railroad and trucking industries. I am particularly interested in incorporating geographic information system (GIS) technologies and spatial statistics into these fields to improve exposure assessment, control for area level confounding by factors such as socioeconomic status (SES), and to explore the geographic distributions of disease. My work to date has been primarily based within large cohort studies based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, such as the Nurses’ Health Studies, the Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study, the US Railroad Workers Study, and the Trucking Industry Particle Study. I’m currently working on expanding my research to incorporate the use of wearables and mobile applications to improve exposure assessment, obtain objective outcome information, and refine the temporal scales of both exposure and outcome information.

Harvard School of Public Health, 2008, SCD
Harvard School of Public Health, 2006, MS
Smith College, 1999, AB

Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Gaskins AJ, Hart JE, Chavarro JE, Missmer SA, Rich-Edwards JW, Laden F, Mahalingaiah S. Air pollution exposure and risk of spontaneous abortion in the Nurses' Health Study II. Hum Reprod. 2019 Aug 06.

2. Hu XC, Tokranov AK, Liddie J, Zhang X, Grandjean P, Hart JE, Laden F, Sun Q, Yeung LWY, Sunderland EM. Tap Water Contributions to Plasma Concentrations of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in a Nationwide Prospective Cohort of U.S. Women. Environ Health Perspect. 2019 Jun; 127(6):67006.

3. Vieira CLZ, Koutrakis P, Huang S, Grady S, Hart JE, Coull BA, Laden F, Requia W, Schwartz J, Garshick E. Short-term effects of particle gamma radiation activities on pulmonary function in COPD patients. Environ Res. 2019 Aug; 175:221-227.

4. Almansour KS, Arisco NJ, Woo MK, Young AS, Adamkiewicz G, Hart JE. Playground lead levels in rubber, soil, sand, and mulch surfaces in Boston. PLoS One. 2019; 14(4):e0216156.

5. Li L, Hart JE, Coull BA, Cao SJ, Spengler JD, Adamkiewicz G. Effect of Residential Greenness and Nearby Parks on Respiratory and Allergic Diseases among Middle School Adolescents in a Chinese City. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 03 19; 16(6).

6. Yitshak-Sade M, James P, Kloog I, Hart JE, Schwartz JD, Laden F, Lane KJ, Fabian MP, Fong KC, Zanobetti A. Neighborhood Greenness Attenuates the Adverse Effect of PM2.5 on Cardiovascular Mortality in Neighborhoods of Lower Socioeconomic Status. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 03 06; 16(5).

7. Banay RF, James P, Hart JE, Kubzansky LD, Spiegelman D, Okereke OI, Spengler JD, Laden F. Greenness and Depression Incidence among Older Women. Environ Health Perspect. 2019 Feb; 127(2):27001.

8. DuPré NC, Hart JE, Holmes MD, Poole EM, James P, Kraft P, Laden F, Tamimi RM. Particulate Matter and Traffic-Related Exposures in Relation to Breast Cancer Survival. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 Apr; 28(4):751-759.

9. Hart JE, Grady ST, Laden F, Coull BA, Koutrakis P, Schwartz JD, Moy ML, Garshick E. Effects of Indoor and Ambient Black Carbon and [Formula: see text] on Pulmonary Function among Individuals with COPD. Environ Health Perspect. 2018 12; 126(12):127008.

10. Garshick E, Grady ST, Hart JE, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Laden F, Moy ML, Koutrakis P. Indoor black carbon and biomarkers of systemic inflammation and endothelial activation in COPD patients. Environ Res. 2018 08; 165:358-364.