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Madeleine L. Scammell, DSc

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentEnvironmental Health
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4454
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-3836-083X
 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2010BU SPH: Excellence in Teaching
2012BU SPH: Excellence in Teaching
2014BU SPH: Excellence in Teaching
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Scammell is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health and a JPB Environmental Health Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health. Her expertise is in the area of community-driven and community-based participatory research and includes the use of qualitative methods in the area of environmental health and epidemiologic studies. She leads the Community Engagement Cores of two research centers: The Boston University Superfund Research Center (funded by NIEHS/NIH), and the Center for Research on Social and Environmental Stressors in Housing across the Lifecourse (joint center between Boston University and Harvard-Chan School of Public Health funded by NIMHD/NIH and EPA). In this capacity her work includes developing mechanisms to support long-and short-term research relationships between community groups and scientists, and responding to community requests for scientific assistance. One example is a community-driven ambient air monitoring study focused on PCBs exposures near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site. Dr. Scammell was the Principal Investigator of an EPA STAR grant to study cumulative risk in the urban environmental justice population of Chelsea, MA, where she lives and works in partnership with the Chelsea Collaborative and GreenRoots. Dr. Scammell has also partnered with the Boston Housing Authority, the Boston Public Health Commission and investigators at the Boston University School of Social Work on several studies to address systemic, social and structural environmental health stressors in the home environment. Dr. Scammell is presently a co-investigator on a study of the epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America known as Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN), and is a member of the Consortium for the Epidemic of Nephropathy in Central America and Mexico (CENCAM). Dr. Scammell serves of the Board of Health in the City of Chelsea, and as Chair of the board of directors of the Science & Environmental Health Network. She co-teaches an upper level course, Environmental Health Science, Law and Policy. Previously she taught Foundations of Environmental Health, and recently she co-designed a course in Community-Engaged Research: Theory, application and methods, to be taught in 2017. In 2014 Dr. Scammell co-edited with Charles Levenstein, The Toxic Schoolhouse, published by Baywood Press (now Routledge).

 Publications
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  1. Scammell MK, Gonzalez M. Land, Life, and Security: An Interview with Edgardo Garcia, Secretary General of the Association of Farm Workers in Nicaragua. New Solut. 2016 Aug; 26(2):314-25. PMID: 27406112.
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  2. Lane KJ, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Peters JL, Patton AP, Reisner E, Lowe L, Zamore W, Durant JL, Brugge D. Association of modeled long-term personal exposure to ultrafine particles with inflammatory and coagulation biomarkers. Environ Int. 2016 Jul-Aug; 92-93:173-82. PMID: 27107222.
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  3. Pennell KG, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Suuberg EM, Moradi A, Roghani M, Ames J, Friguglietti L, Indeglia PA, Shen R, Yao Y, Heiger-Bernays WJ. Field data and numerical modeling: A multiple lines of evidence approach for assessing vapor intrusion exposure risks. Sci Total Environ. 2016 Jun 15; 556:291-301. PMID: 26977535.
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  4. Ou JY, Levy JI, Peters JL, Bongiovanni R, Garcia-Soto J, Medina R, Scammell MK. A Walk in the Park: The Influence of Urban Parks and Community Violence on Physical Activity in Chelsea, MA. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Jan; 13(1). PMID: 26742051.
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  5. Payne-Sturges DC, Korfmacher KS, Cory-Slechta DA, Jimenez M, Symanski E, Carr Shmool JL, Dotson-Newman O, Clougherty JE, French R, Levy JI, Laumbach R, Rodgers K, Bongiovanni R, Scammell MK. Engaging communities in research on cumulative risk and social stress-environment interactions: Lessons learned from EPA’s STAR Program. Environmental Justice. 2015; 8(6):203-212.
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  6. Laws RL, Brooks DR, Amador JJ, Weiner DE, Kaufman JS, Ramírez-Rubio O, Riefkohl A, Scammell MK, López-Pilarte D, Sánchez JM, Parikh CR, McClean MD. Biomarkers of Kidney Injury Among Nicaraguan Sugarcane Workers. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Feb; 67(2):209-17. PMID: 26454687.
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  7. Osterberg D, Scammell MK. PCBs in schools--where communities and science come together. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2016 Feb; 23(3):1998-2002. PMID: 26194237.
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  8. Lane KJ, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Patton AP, Durant JL, Mwamburi M, Zamore W, Brugge D. Effect of time-activity adjustment on exposure assessment for traffic-related ultrafine particles. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 25(5):506-16. PMID: 25827314.
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  9. Laws RL, Brooks DR, Amador JJ, Weiner DE, Kaufman JS, Ramírez-Rubio O, Riefkohl A, Scammell MK, López-Pilarte D, Sánchez JM, Parikh CR, McClean MD. Changes in kidney function among Nicaraguan sugarcane workers. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2015 Jul-Sep; 21(3):241-50. PMID: 25631575.
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  10. Zachek CM, Rubin SM, Scammell MK. . Whatever Works: Legal Tactics and Scientific Evidence in Environmental Justice Cases. Environmental Justice. 2015; 8(1):20-25.
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  11. Scammell MK, Torres S, Wayman J, Greenwood N, Thomas G, Kozlowski L, Bowen D. Balancing act: approaches to healthy eating and physical activity among Boston public housing residents. J Prev Interv Community. 2015; 43(2):109-22. PMID: 25898218.
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  12. Scammell MK, Montague P, Raffensperger C. . Tools for Addressing Cumulative Impacts on Human Health and the Environment. Environmental Justice. 2014; 7(4):102-109.
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  13. Grant G, Muhammed N, Slatin C, Scammell MK. "No justice, no peace" and the right to self-determination: an interview with Gary Grant and Naeema Muhammed of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network. New Solut. 2014; 24(2):203-29. PMID: 25085831.
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  14. Madeleine Kangsen Scammell and Charles Levenstein. Work, Health and Environment. The Toxic Schoolhouse. Baywood Publishing Company. Amityville. 2014; 258.
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  15. Lane KJ, Kangsen Scammell M, Levy JI, Fuller CH, Parambi R, Zamore W, Mwamburi M, Brugge D. Positional error and time-activity patterns in near-highway proximity studies: an exposure misclassification analysis. Environ Health. 2013; 12(1):75. PMID: 24010639.
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  16. Ramirez-Rubio O, Brooks DR, Amador JJ, Kaufman JS, Weiner DE, Scammell MK. Chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua: a qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews with physicians and pharmacists. BMC Public Health. 2013; 13:350. PMID: 23590528.
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  17. Pennell KG, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Ames J, Weldon B, Friguglietti L, Suuberg EM, Shen R, Indeglia PA, Heiger-Bernays WJ. Sewer Gas: An Indoor Air Source of PCE to Consider During Vapor Intrusion Investigations. Ground Water Monit Remediat. 2013; 33(3):119-126. PMID: 23950637.
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  18. Maule AL, Makey CM, Benson EB, Burrows IJ, Scammell MK. Disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluid chemical additives: analysis of regulations. New Solut. 2013; 23(1):167-87. PMID: 23552653.
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  19. Nelson JW, Scammell MK, Hatch EE, Webster TF. Social disparities in exposures to bisphenol A and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals: a cross-sectional study within NHANES 2003-2006. Environ Health. 2012; 11:10. PMID: 22394520.
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  20. Scammell MK. Qualitative environmental health research: an analysis of the literature, 1991-2008. Cien Saude Colet. 2011 Oct; 16(10):4239-55. PMID: 22031153.
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  21. Slatin C, Scammell M. Environmental justice and just transition. New Solut. 2011; 21(1):1-4. PMID: 21411418.
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  22. Scammell MK, Duro L, Litonjua E, Berry L, Reid M. Meeting people where they are: engaging public housing residents for integrated pest management. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2011; 5(2):177-82. PMID: 21623020.
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  23. Scammell MK. Qualitative environmental health research: an analysis of the literature, 1991-2008. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Aug; 118(8):1146-54. PMID: 20421191.
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  24. Scammell MK, Rodrigues E. "Serving two masters"--an interview with school teacher and union organizer Debra Askwith. New Solut. 2010; 20(1):145-58. PMID: 20359998.
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  25. Scammell MK, Levenstein C. School health and environment. New Solut. 2010; 20(1):1-2. PMID: 20359988.
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  26. Rodrigues EG, Scammell MK. Teaching, training, and partnering for justice-an interview with Lulu Odom. New Solut. 2009; 19(3):365-74. PMID: 19778833.
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  27. Scammell MK, Senier L, Darrah-Okike J, Brown P, Santos S. Tangible evidence, trust and power: public perceptions of community environmental health studies. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Jan; 68(1):143-53. PMID: 18995942.
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  28. Nelson JW, Scammell MK, Altman RG, Webster TF, Ozonoff DM. A new spin on research translation: the Boston Consensus Conference on Human Biomonitoring. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Apr; 117(4):495-9. PMID: 19440485.
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  29. Suk WA, Avakian MD, Carpenter D, Groopman JD, Scammell M, Wild CP. Human exposure monitoring and evaluation in the Arctic: the importance of understanding exposures to the development of public health policy. Environ Health Perspect. 2004 Feb; 112(2):113-20. PMID: 14757538.
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