Jonathan Buonocore, Sc.D., works with our Climate, Energy, and Health team. His research interests are in evaluating the impacts, benefits, and tradeoffs of technology and policy choices in energy, transportation, agricultural practices, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. To assist in these evaluations, Jonathan develops tools that incorporate environmental risk assessment, life cycle assessment, and environmental economics with the goal of placing health, climate, environmental, and other outcomes into a framework to aid decision-making.
Presently, Jonathan is working with the Climate, Energy, and Health team to better understand the health and environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale. By exploring the tradeoffs between different technologies, methods of pollution control, and policy options, Jonathan and the team will develop research-based recommendations designed to help policymakers, leaders of industry, and Pennsylvania residents make decisions that will support public health and a healthy environment.
Jonathan is also working with Center faculty to estimate the health impacts of particulate exposure due to fires in Indonesia, including particulate matter that crosses international boundaries.
Jonathan received his doctoral degree from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; his dissertation work included developing a model that simulates the environmental and public health benefits of renewable energy installations and electrical efficiency measures. Jonathan also holds a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Clarkson University.
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