Michael Jerrett

COEH Director, EHS Chair
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 
650 Charles E. Young DR S, 56-070 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Academic Titles/Accomplishments/Affiliations: 

PhD, Geography, University of Toronto, 1996
MA, Political Sciences/ Environmental Studies, University of Toronto, 1988
BS, Environmental Science, Trent University, 1986

Research interest: 
Exposure Assessment, Geographic Information Science

Dr. Michael Jerrett is an internationally recognized expert in Geographic Information Science for Exposure Assessment and Spatial Epidemiology. He is professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. Dr. Jerrett earned his PhD in Geography from the University of Toronto (Canada). For the past 15 years, Dr. Jerrett has researched how to characterize population exposures to air pollution and built environmental variables, how to understand the social distribution of these exposures among different groups (e.g., poor vs. wealthy), and how to assess the health effects from environmental exposures. Over the decade, Dr. Jerrett has also studied the contribution of the built and natural environment to physical activity, behavior and obesity. In 2009, the United States National Academy of Science appointed Dr. Jerrett to the Committee on “Future of Human and Environmental Exposure Science in the 21st Century.” The committee recently concluded its task with the publication of a report entitled "Exposure Science in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy." In 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appointed Dr. Jerrett to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Sub-Committee for Nitrogen Oxides. In 2014, Dr. Jerrett was named to the Thomson Reuters List of Highly Cited Researchers, indicating he is in the top 1% of all authors in the fields of Environment/Ecology in terms of citation by other researchers.

Recent Publications

Combining Community Engagement and Scientific Approaches in Next-Generation Monitor Siting: The Case of the Imperial County Community Air Network. 
Wong M, Bejarano E, Carvlin G, Fellows K, King G, Lugo H, Jerrett M, Meltzer D, Northcross A, Olmedo L, Seto E, Wilkie A, English P.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Mar 15;15(3). pii: E523. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15030523.
PMID: 29543726

Comparison of radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure levels in different everyday microenvironments in an international context.
Sagar S, Adem SM, Struchen B, Loughran SP, Brunjes ME, Arangua L, Dalvie MA, Croft RJ, Jerrett M, Moskowitz JM, Kuo T, Röösli M.
Environ Int. 2018 May;114:297-306. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.02.036. Epub 2018 Mar 9.
PMID: 29529581

The Association between Lifelong Greenspace Exposure and 3-Dimensional Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Barcelona Schoolchildren.
Dadvand P, Pujol J, Macià D, Martínez-Vilavella G, Blanco-Hinojo L, Mortamais M, Alvarez-Pedrerol M, Fenoll R, Esnaola M, Dalmau-Bueno A, López-Vicente M, Basagaña X, Jerrett M, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Sunyer J.
Environ Health Perspect. 2018 Feb 23;126(2):027012. doi: 10.1289/EHP1876.
PMID: 29504939

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Alzheimer's Disease: Overlapping Biologic Mechanisms and Environmental Risk Factors.
Paul KC, Jerrett MRitz B.
Curr Environ Health Rep. 2018 Mar;5(1):44-58. doi: 10.1007/s40572-018-0176-1. Review.
PMID: 29464502

Exposure to Ambient Ultrafine Particles and Nitrogen Dioxide and Incident Hypertension and Diabetes.
Bai L, Chen H, Hatzopoulou M, Jerrett M, Kwong JC, Burnett RT, van Donkelaar A, Copes R, Martin RV, Van Ryswyk K, Lu H, Kopp A, Weichenthal S.
Epidemiology. 2018 May;29(3):323-332. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000798.
PMID: 29319630

Association of residential greenness with obesity and physical activity in a US cohort of women.
Villeneuve PJ, Jerrett M, Su JG, Weichenthal S, Sandler DP.
Environ Res. 2018 Jan;160:372-384. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.10.005. Epub 2017 Oct 20.

Association of residential greenness with obesity and physical activity in a US cohort of women 
Villeneuve PJ, Jerrett M, Su JG, Weichenthal S, Sandler  DP
Environmental Research 160, 372-3842018 October 2017

Living Close to Natural Outdoor Environments in Four European Cities: Adults’ Contact with the Environments and Physical Activity

Triguero-Mas M, Donaire-Gonzalez D, Seto E, Valentín A, Smith G, Jerrett M... 
International journal of environmental research and public health 14 (10), 11622017 September 2017 

Opportunistic Environmental Sensing with Smartphones: a Critical Review of Current Literature and Applications 
Nemati E, Batteate CM Jerrett 
Current Environmental Health Reports 4 (3), 306-3182017 September 2017

Development and field validation of a community-engaged particulate matter air quality monitoring network in imperial, CA 
Carvlin GN, Lugo H, Olmedo L, Bejarano E, Wilkie A, Meltzer D, Wong MJerrett M ... 
Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 2017 September 2017

Ambient Air Pollution and Cancer Mortality in the Cancer Prevention Study II 
Turner MC, Krewski D, Diver WR, Pope 3rd CA, Burnett RT, Jerrett M, ...
Environmental Health Perspectives, 2017, vol. 125, num. 8, p. 0870132017 August 2017

The Imperial County Community Air Monitoring Network: A Model for Community-based Environmental Monitoring for Public Health Action. 
English PB, Olmedo L, Bejarano E, Lugo H, Murillo E, Seto E, Wong M, Jerrett M...
Environmental Health Perspectives 125 (7), 0745012017 July 2017

Learn how your group can implement community-based air quality monitoring: article+ webinar on August 24 
English PB, Olmedo L, Bejarano E, Lugo H, Murillo E, Seto E, Wong M, Jerrett M...
Environmental Health Perspectives 2017 July 2017

Long-term exposure to ambient ultrafine particles and respiratory disease incidence in in Toronto, Canada: a cohort study 
Weichenthal S, Bai L, Hatzopoulou M, Ryswyk K, Kwong JC, Jerrett M ... 
Environmental Health 16 (1), 642017 June 2017

Validating novel air pollution sensors to improve exposure estimates for epidemiological analyses and citizen science 
Jerrett M, Donaire-Gonzalez D, Popoola O, Jones R, Cohen RC, ... 
Environmental Research 158, 286-2942017 June 2017

Associations Between Residential Greenness and Adverse Birth Outcomes: A National Study of Canadian Women 
 Villeneuve P, Lam S, Stieb D, Crouse D, Tjepkema M, Pinault LJerrett M... 
Journal of Transport & Health 5, S142017 June 2017

The relationship between bicycle commuting and perceived stress: a cross-sectional study 
Avila-Palencia I, de Nazelle A, Cole-Hunter T, Donaire-Gonzalez D, ... 
BMJ open 7 (6), e0135422017 June 2017

How Sensors Might Help Define the External Exposome 
Loh M, Sarigiannis D, Gotti A, Karakitsios S, Pronk A, Kuijpers E, Jerrett M... 
International journal of environmental research and public health 14 (4), 4342017 April 2017


Long-Term Exposure to NO2 and Ozone and Hypertension Incidence in the Black Women’s Health Study 
Coogan PF, White LF, Yu J, Brook RD, Burnett RT, Marshall JD, Jerrett M... 

American journal of hypertension, hpw1682017 April 2017

Assessing the exposome with external measures: commentary on the state of the science and research recommendations 
Turner MC, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Anderson K, Balshaw D, Cui Y, Dunton G, Jerrett M...
Annual Review of Public Health 38, 215-2392017 March 2017

Ambient ozone and incident diabetes: A prospective analysis in a large cohort of African American women 
Jerrett M, Brook R, White LF, Burnett RT, Yu J, Su J, Seto E, Marshall J, ...
Environment International 102, 42-472017 January 2017

Interactions between cigarette smoking a Benefits of mobile phone technology for personal environmental monitoring 
Donaire-Gonzalez D, Valentín A, de Nazelle A, Ambros A, Jerrett M ...
JMIR mHealth and uHealth 4 (4)2016 November 2016

Interactions between cigarette smoking and ambient PM 2.5 for cardiovascular mortality 
Turner MC, Cohen A, Burnett RT, Jerrett M, Diver WR, Gapstur SM, ...
Environmental Research 154, 304-3102017 January 2017

Ambient fine particulate matter and mortality among survivors of myocardial infarction: population-based cohort study 
Chen H, Burnett RT,Copes R , Kwong JC, Villeneuve PJ, Goldberg MS, Jerrett M...
Environmental health perspectives 124 (9), 14212016 November 2016

Comparing the health effects of ambient particulate matter estimated using ground-based versus remote sensing exposure estimates 
Jerrett M, Turner MC, Beckerman BS, Pope III CA, van Donkelaar A, ...
Environmental health perspectives 125 (4), 5522017 September 2016.

Safe routes to play? Pedestrian and bicyclist crashes near parks in Los Angeles 
Jerrett M, Su JG, Macleod KE, Hanning C, Houston D, Wolch J
Environmental research 151, 742-7552016 September 2016

Estimating PM 2.5-associated mortality increase in California due to the Volkswagen emission control defeat device 
Wang T, Jerrett M, Sinsheimer P, Zhu Y

Atmospheric Environment 144, 168-1742016 August 2016

Differential respiratory health effects from the 2008 northern California wildfires: A spatiotemporal approach 
Reid CE, Jerrett M, Tager IB, Petersen ML, Mann JK, Balmes JR
Environmental research 150, 227-2352016 June 2016

Particulate air pollution, exceptional aging, and rates of centenarians: A nationwide analysis of the United States, 1980–2010 
Baccarelli AA, Hales N, Burnett RT, Jerrett M, Mix C, Dockery DW, ... 
Environmental health perspectives 124 (11), 17442016 May 2016

Ambient Air Pollution and 16-Year Weight Change in African-American Women 
White LF, Jerrett M, Yu J, Marshall JD, Rosenberg L, Coogan  PF
American journal of preventive medicine 51 (4), e99-e1052016 April 2016

A class of non-linear exposure-response models suitable for health impact assessment applicable to large cohort studies of ambient air pollution 
Nasari MM, Szyszkowicz M, Chen H, Crouse D, Turner MC, Jerrett M, ...
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health 9 (8), 961-9722016 March 2016

Critical review of health impacts of wildfire smoke exposure 
Reid CE, Brauer M, Johnston FH, Jerrett M, Balmes JR, Elliott  CT
Environmental health perspectives 124 (9), 13342016 April 2016