Jonathan Pollak, MPP
Research Associate, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Jonathan Pollak received a BA from Bucknell University in 2004 and in 2008 he earned a Masters of Public Policy from The Johns Hopkins University focusing on Quantitative Methods in Public Policy Analysis and Econometric Program Evaluation. After completing his studies, he worked as a staff researcher at the JHU Institute for Policy Studies before moving to a similar position in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2010. He became faculty in 2015.
His research focuses on the impacts on the US population from our public health system including childhood obesity, the health impacts of environmental exposures such as proximity to natural gas fracturing, industrial agriculture, and toxic metals, as well as the health effects of land use and the built environment. Mr. Pollak specializes in using Electronic Health Records for the purpose of Epidemiological Research.
- Schwartz BS, Pollak J, Bailey-Davis L, Hirsch AG, Cosgrove SE, Nau C, Kress A, Glass TA, Bandeen-Roche K. Antibiotic use and childhood body mass index trajectory. International Journal of Obesity. Under Review.
- Casey JA, Ogburn EL, Rasmussen SG, Irving JK, Pollak J, Locke PA, Schwartz BS. Predictors of indoor radon concentrations in Pennsylvania 1989-2013. Environ Health Perspectives. Under review.
- Nau C, Schwartz BS, Bandeen-Roche K, Liu AY, Pollak J, Hirsch AG, Bailey-Davis L, Glass TA. Community socioeconomic deprivation and obesity trajectories in children using electronic health records. Obesity. 2015 Jan;23(1):207-12.
- Schwartz B, Bailey-Davis L, Bandeen-Roche K, Pollak J, Hirsch A, Nau C, Liu A, Glass T. Attention Deficit Disorder, Stimulant Use, and Childhood Body Mass Index Trajectory. Pediatrics. 2014 Apr;133(4):668-76.
- Moon KA, Guallar E, Umans JG, Devereux RB, Best LG, Francesconi KA, Goessler W, Pollak J, Silbergeld EK, Howard BV, Navas-Acien A. Association Between Exposure to Low to Moderate Arsenic Levels and Incident Cardiovascular Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2013 Nov;159(10):649-659.
- Casey JA, Cosgrove SE, Stewart WF, Pollak J, Schwartz BS. A population-based study of the epidemiology and clinical features of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection in Pennsylvania, 2001-2010. Epidemiology & Infection. 2013;141(6):1166.
- Tan BK, Chandra RK, Pollak J, Kato A, Conley DB, Peters AT, Grammer LC, Avila PC, Kern RC, Stewart WF, Schleimer RP, Schwartz BS. Incidence and associated premorbid diagnoses of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013;131(5):1350.
- Schwartz B, Stewart W, Godby S, Pollak J, DeWalle J; Larson S, Mercer D, Glass T. Body mass index and the built and social environments in children and adolescents using electronic health records. Am J Prev Med. 2011;41(4):e17.