Madeleine L. Scammell, DSc
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

DSc, Boston University School of Public Health



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).

2014 BU SPH: Excellence in Teaching
2012 BU SPH: Excellence in Teaching
2010 BU SPH: Excellence in Teaching


Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Mesoamerican Nephropathy among Agricultural Workers in El Salvador, Central America
03/01/2017 - 02/28/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
1R01ES027584-01

The Environmental Health Fellows Program for Urban Health
10/01/2014 - 02/28/2017 (PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College JPB Foundation

Second international research workshop on mesoamerican nephropathy (MeN 2015)
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
1R13ES026050-01

Receptor-based Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity of Superfund Chemicals
09/20/2012 - 03/31/2016 (Co-PI)
PI: David H. Sherr, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5P42ES007381-19

Breathe Easy at Home (BEAH) Study
09/15/2013 - 09/14/2015 (PI)
Boston Public Health Commission Robert Wood Johnson

New Methods for Analysis of Cumulative Risk in Urban Populations
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Environmental Protection Agency




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Mesoamerican Nephropathy among Agricultural Workers in El Salvador, Central America 1R01ES027584-01
2016 Core B: Research Translation Core 4P42ES007381-20-8798 314
2016 Core D: Community Engagement Core 4P42ES007381-20-8800 314
2016 Community Engagement Core 5P50MD010428-02-6686
2015 Second International Research Workshop on Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN 2015) 1R13ES026050-01
2015 Community Engagement Core 1P50MD010428-01-6686
2015 Core B: Research Translation Core 5P42ES007381-19-8798 314
2015 Core D: Community Engagement Core 5P42ES007381-19-8800 314
2014 Core B: Research Translation Core 5P42ES007381-18-8798 314
2014 Core D: Community Engagement Core 5P42ES007381-18-8800 314
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  1. Rosofsky A, Reid M, Sandel M, Zielenbach M, Murphy J, Scammell MK. Breathe Easy at Home: A Qualitative Evaluation of a Pediatric Asthma Intervention. Qualitative Nursing Research. 2016; 3(3):1-10. View Publication
  2. Kupferman J, Amador JJ, Lynch KE, Laws RL, López-Pilarte D, Ramírez-Rubio O, Kaufman JS, Lau JL, Weiner DE, Robles NV, Verma KP, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Brooks DR, Friedman DJ. Characterization of Mesoamerican Nephropathy in a Kidney Failure Hotspot in Nicaragua. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Nov; 68(5):716-725.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27575010; DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.06.012;.
  3. Scammell MK, Ou JY, Carlin C, Olortegui RM, Peters JL, Bongiovanni R. Chelsea STAR (Science to Achieve Results) Annotated Interview Guide. Community Engaged Scholarship for Health. 2016; Product ID#W5SKDYJB. View Publication
  4. Butler LJ, Scammell MK, Benson EB. The Flint, Michigan Water Crisis: A Case Study in Regulatory Failure and Environmental Injustice. Environmental Justice. 2016; 9(4):93-97. View Publication
  5. 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; DOI: 10.1177/1048291116650973;.
  6. McClean MD, Laws RL, Amador JJ, López-Pilarte D, Scammell MK, Ramírez-Rubio O, Friedman DJ, Kaufman JS, Weiner De, Riefkohl A, Brooks DR. Mesoamerican Nephropathy: Report From the Second International Research Workshop on MeN. Boston University School of Public Health: Studies of occupational and non-occupational risk factors for chronic kidney disease. 2016; 94-99. View Publication
  7. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27107222; PMCID: PMC4902720; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.03.013;.
  8. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26977535; PMCID: PMC4844003; DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.185;.
  9. 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).View Related Profiles. PMID: 26742051; PMCID: PMC4730488; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13010097;.
  10. 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. View Publication
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