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. 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 community-engaged water and sanitation projects. Her work includes research on toxic substances in municipal water and sewer systems and their exposure pathways; including technological, economic, political, and cultural influences. Laura has served as a trustee on several boards of directors. She is currently a trustee and steering committee member of the EcoHealth Network and the president of the board of the Higher Synthesis Foundation. She is also on the editorial board of Rural America In These Times.

Interests: public health, ecological restoration, ecological infrastructure, sustainable sanitation, community development, history of technology, and urban environmental history.

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.

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  1. Breed MF, Cross AT, Wallace K, et al. Ecosystem Restoration: A Public Health Intervention. Ecohealth. 2020. View Publication
  2. Aronson, J., Goodwin, N., Orlando, L., Eisenberg, C. and Cross, A.T. . A World of Possibilities: Six Restoration Strategies to support the United Nation's Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Restor Ecol. 2020. View Publication
  3. Gary P. Nabhan, G.P., Orlando L., et al. . On Ecological Restoration as a Nature-Based Health Intervention: Reciprocal Restoration for People and Ecosystems. Ecopsychology (Accepted). 2020.
  4. Gunatilake, S.; Seneff, S.; Orlando, L. Glyphosate’s Synergistic Toxicity in Combination with Other Factors as a Cause of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(15):2734-2760. View Publication
  5. 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
  6. Laura Orlando. Our Freshwater Emergency. In These Times. 2019; 43(1):15-16. View Publication
  7. Seneff S, Orlando LF. Is Glyphosate a Key Factor in Mesoamerican Nephropathy?. J Environ Anal Toxicol. 2018; 8(1). View Publication
  8. 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
  9. Laura Orlando. Don’t Be Fooled by the Limelight on Lifestyle as a Cancer Risk. Rural America In These Times. 2017; August. View Publication
  10. 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
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Bar chart showing 43 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2002

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Water
Sanitation
Ecological Infrastructure
International Development
Public Policy
Ecological Restoration
Public Health
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