*PLEASE NOTE: AS OF SEPTEMBER 2019, THIS PAGE WILL NOT BE UPDATED REGULARLY. PLEASE SEE DR. JAY'S BOSTON UNIVERSITY PROFILE PAGE AT https://profiles.bu.edu/Jonathan.Jay*

Jonathan Jay studies urban health, especially gun violence involving children, as a postdoctoral researcher based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He works at the intersection of data science, public health and city governance, focusing on relationships between the built environment and health and safety risks. He serves as a research fellow for the Firearm-Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium, led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and for the Computational Epidemiology Group at Boston Children's Hospital. He also advises the fire departments in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, using machine learning to predict where fire and medical incidents will arise, and serves on the teaching staff of the Harvard Kennedy School's Innovation Field Lab.


Before receiving his doctorate in public health (DrPH) from Harvard, Jon trained as a lawyer-ethicist and worked in global health policy. He received a BA with honors from Brown University, a JD cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and an MA in philosophy from Georgetown University. 

**Beginning September 2019, Jon will be Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health**

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Publications

Jay J. Alcohol outlets and firearm violence: a place-based case-control study using machine learning and satellite imagery. Inj Prev 2019 (in press) 

Jay J, Miratrix LW, Branas CC, Zimmerman MA, Hemenway D. Urban building demolitions, firearm violence and drug crime. J Behav Med 20192019;42:626-634.

Heymann D, Jay J, Kock R. (editors’ commentary) The One Health path to infectious disease prevention and resilience. Trans Royal Soc Trop Med Hyg 2017; 111(6):233-234.

Warshaw MG, Carey VJ, McFarland EJ, ... Jay J, et al. The interaction between equipoise and logistics in clinical trials: A case study. Clin Trials. January 2017:1740774517690734. 

Jay J, Buse K, Hart M, et al. Building from the HIV Response toward Universal Health Coverage. PLoS Med. 2016;13(8).

Quick J, Jay J, Langer A. Improving Women’s Health through Universal Health Coverage. PLoS Med. 2014;11(1).

Jones A, Cremin I, Abdullah F, ... Jay J, et al. Transformation of HIV from pandemic to low-endemic levels: A public health approach to combination prevention. Lancet. 2014;384(9939):272-279. 

Jay JS, Gostin LO. Ethical Challenges of Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV. JAMA. 2012;308(9):867-868. 

Media

Tearing down abandoned buildings may help lower gun violence, Detroit study shows. Newsweek. July 31, 2019.