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

MPA, Harvard University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Laura Orlando is a civil engineer, the executive director of RILES, and an adjunct assistant professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Her work includes research on toxic substances and their exposure pathways; including technological, economic, political, and cultural influences. She has 30 years of international experience working on the design and management of sustainable systems in the built environment, with a special focus on water and sanitation. Laura has served as a trustee on several boards of directors. She is currently on the steering committee of the EcoHealth Network, editorial board of Rural America In These Times, and board of directors of the Higher Synthesis Foundation.

Interests: development studies, history of technology, urban
environmental history, healthy soils, water resources, sustainable sanitation, and ecological infrastructure

2008 Peking University, Chongzuo 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. Second Conference on Albert Hirschman's Legacy: A Bias for Hope, Luca Meldolesi and Nicoletta Stame, eds. Reflections of a Sanitarian. Italic Digital Editions S.R.L. Rome. 2019. View Publication
  2. Laura Orlando. Our Freshwater Emergency. In These Times. 2019; 43(1):15-16. View Publication
  3. Seneff S, Orlando LF. Is Glyphosate a Key Factor in Mesoamerican Nephropathy?. J Environ Anal Toxicol. 2018; 8(1). View Publication
  4. Seneff S, Orlando LF. Glyphosate Substitution for Glycine During Protein Synthesis as a Causal Factor in Mesoamerican Nephropathy. J Environ Anal Toxicol. 2018; 8(1). View Publication
  5. Laura Orlando. Don’t Be Fooled by the Limelight on Lifestyle as a Cancer Risk. Rural America In These Times. 2017; August. View Publication
  6. 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
  7. Laura Orlando. It's Time to Talk (Again) About Sewage Sludge on Farmland. Rural America In These Times. 2017; August. View Publication
  8. Laura Orlando. The Rio Olympics Are a Reflection of Our Shared Global Crisis. In These Times. 2016; August. View Publication
  9. Laura Orlando. Is Your Water Worse Than Flint's?. In These Times. 2016; 40(4):24-31. View Publication
  10. 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
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Water, Drinking
Water and Sanitation Infrastructure
International Development
Public Policy
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