Laura F. Orlando, Civil Engineer, MPA
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

MPA, Harvard University



Laura Orlando is an adjunct assistant professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health and the executive director of a Boston-based private foundation concerned with health and the environment. Her work includes research on toxic substances and their exposure pathways; including technological, economic, political, and cultural influences. She has over 25 years of international experience working with composting toilets and greywater systems. Laura has served as a trustee on several boards of directors. She is currently on the editorial board of Rural America In These Times and president of the Higher Synthesis Foundation.

Interests: development studies, history of technology, urban
environmental history, water resources, ecological infrastructure,
sustainable agriculture, and public health

2008 Peking University, Chongzuo Biodiversity Research Institute: Research Fellow
2008 Guangxi Pan Wenshi Biodiversity Research Institute: Research Fellow
2005 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
1988 Univ. of Michigan, Rackham Student Government: Benjamin Linder Memorial Prize
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Laura Orlando. We Can't Stop Our Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Until We Rein In the Corporations Releasing Them. Rural America In These Times. 2017; August. View Publication
  2. Laura Orlando. In These Times. Heart of Whiteness: Why do Western efforts to help the environment and Africa so often fail. 2017; 41(09):36-39. View Publication
  3. Laura Orlando. It's Time to Talk (Again) About Sewage Sludge on Farmland. Rural America In These Times. 2017; August. View Publication
  4. Laura Orlando. The Rio Olympics Are a Reflection of Our Shared Global Crisis. In These Times. 2016; August. View Publication
  5. Laura Orlando. Is Your Water Worse Than Flint's?. In These Times. 2016; 40(4):24-31. View Publication
  6. Laura Orlando. Factory Farm Runoff Is Polluting Lake Erie, But CAFO Sewers Are Not the Answer. Rural America In These Times. 2015; July. View Publication
  7. Laura Orlando. Rural America Goes to Greece. Rural America In These Times. 2015; July. View Publication
  8. Laura Orlando. The Legacy of Slavery: What Inequality and Industrial Hog Operations Have in Common. Rural America In These Times. 2015; March . View Publication
  9. Laura Orlando. Review of Sandra Steingraber's "Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis". Ms. Magazine. 2011; Spring. View Publication
  10. Laura Orlando. Pissed at Portland: Uncovering the City's Public Health Hypocrisy. Common Dreams. 2011; June 27. View Publication
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Bar chart showing 33 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2002

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