Laura F. Orlando, 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, a civil engineer, and the executive director of RILES, a nonprofit organization 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 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 editorial board of Rural America In These Times and president 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. Seneff S, Orlando LF. Is Glyphosate a Key Factor in Mesoamerican Nephropathy?. J Environ Anal Toxicol. 2018; 8(1). View Publication
  2. 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
  3. Laura Orlando. Don’t Be Fooled by the Limelight on Lifestyle as a Cancer Risk. Rural America In These Times. 2017; August. View Publication
  4. 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
  5. Laura Orlando. It's Time to Talk (Again) About Sewage Sludge on Farmland. Rural America In These Times. 2017; August. View Publication
  6. Laura Orlando. The Rio Olympics Are a Reflection of Our Shared Global Crisis. In These Times. 2016; August. View Publication
  7. Laura Orlando. Is Your Water Worse Than Flint's?. In These Times. 2016; 40(4):24-31. View Publication
  8. 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
  9. Laura Orlando. Rural America Goes to Greece. Rural America In These Times. 2015; July. View Publication
  10. Laura Orlando. The Legacy of Slavery: What Inequality and Industrial Hog Operations Have in Common. Rural America In These Times. 2015; March . View Publication
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Water, Drinking
Water and Sanitation Infrastructure
International Development
Public Policy
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