Madeleine K. Scammell, DSc

Dr. Scammell is an Associate 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. In 2017 Dr. Scammell was awarded an NIEHS/NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist award, establishing the Mesoamerican Nephropathy Occupational Study (MANOS), longitudinal study of agricultural workers in El Salvador and Nicaragua. These efforts are focused on identifying and preventing exposures that may contribute to the epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America known as Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN), specifically extreme heat and physical exertion, exposure to the herbicide glyphosate, and heavy metals. In 2021 Dr. Scammell was awarded a U01 to establish a Field Epidemiology Site as part of the NIDDK/NIEHS/Fogarty Institute CURE Consortium studying chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology in agricultural communities. Both studies are part of the Boston University Research Group for the study of Chronic Kidney Disease in Central America and include long term research relationships with investigators in both El Salvador and Nicaragua.

In Massachusetts, Dr. Scammell leads the Local Public Health Institute out of BUSPH, with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In her own neighborhoods, Dr. Scammell co-leads the Chelsea & East Boston Heat Study, C-HEAT, examining exposure to heat and poor air quality, where we live, work and play. This is in partnership with GreenRoots, Chelsea, a grassroots environmental justice organization. Dr. Scammell led 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). She continues to develop and support mechanisms to initiate and sustain long-and short-term research relationships between community groups and scientists, and respond to community requests for scientific assistance. Dr. Scammell partners with Alternatives for Community & Environment, Boston Housing Authority, the Boston Public Health Commission. Dr. Scammell served of the Board of Health in the City of Chelsea for 10 years, and currently serves as Chair of the board of directors of the Science & Environmental Health Network. She teaches an upper level course, PH 801, Community-Engaged Research: Theory, application and methods, and previously taught Environmental Health Science, Law and Policy (EH 805) and Foundations of Environmental Health (EH 717). In 2014 Dr. Scammell co-edited with Charles Levenstein, The Toxic Schoolhouse, published by Baywood Press (now Routledge).


CKDu in Salvadoran and Nicaraguan Agricultural Communities
08/25/2021 - 06/30/2026 (PI)
NIH/National Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
5U01DK130057-03

Building response capacity to extreme heat exposure in Chelsea and East Boston
09/16/2022 - 09/16/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Madeleine K. Scammell, DSc
Barr Foundation, Inc.


Local Public Health Institute of MA
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health HHS CDC


Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Mesoamerican Nephropathy among Agricultural Workers in El Salvador, Central America
03/01/2017 - 02/29/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5R01ES027584-05

Community-Driven Assessment of Environmental Health Risks in Vieques, Puerto Rico
05/01/2020 - 04/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
University of Massachusetts, Boston Env Protection Agy


Occupational Heat Exposure and Gene-Environment Interactions in Mesoamerican Nephropathy
09/01/2019 - 12/31/2021 (Key Person / Mentor)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5F31ES030974-03

The Environmental Health Fellows Program for Urban Health
10/01/2014 - 12/31/2019 (Subcontract 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-Investigator)
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 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Public Health Commission Robert Wood Johnson


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2023 CKDu in Salvadoran and Nicaraguan Agricultural Communities 5U01DK130057-03
2022 CKDu in Salvadoran and Nicaraguan Agricultural Communities 5U01DK130057-02
2021 CKDu in Salvadoran and Nicaraguan Agricultural Communities 1U01DK130057-01
2021 Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Mesoamerican Nephropathy among Agricultural Workers in El Salvador, Central America 5R01ES027584-05 1
2020 Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Mesoamerican Nephropathy among Agricultural Workers in El Salvador, Central America 5R01ES027584-04 1
2019 Administrative Supplement to Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Mesoamerican Nephropathy among Agricultural Workers in El Salvador, Central America 3R01ES027584-02S1 1
2019 Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Mesoamerican Nephropathy among Agricultural Workers in El Salvador, Central America 5R01ES027584-03 1
2019 Community Engagement Core 5P50MD010428-05-6686 24
2018 Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Mesoamerican Nephropathy among Agricultural Workers in El Salvador, Central America 5R01ES027584-02 1
2018 Community Engagement Core 5P50MD010428-04-6686 24
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  1. McIntyre AM, Scammell MK, Kinney PL, Khosla K, Benton L, Bongiovanni R, McCannon J, Milando CW. Portable Air Cleaner Usage and Particulate Matter Exposure Reduction in an Environmental Justice Community: A Pilot Study. Environ Health Insights. 2024; 18:11786302241258587.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38863688; PMCID: PMC11165963; DOI: 10.1177/11786302241258587;
     
  2. Claudel SE, Chan M, Scammell MK, Waikar SS. Challenges and Opportunities: Studying CKDu in the United States. Kidney360. 2024 Mar 06; 5(4):607-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38446084; PMCID: PMC11093537; DOI: 10.34067/KID.0000000000000408;
     
  3. Delgado IS, Outterson A, Ramesh V, Amador Sanchez AG, Boza AC, Lopez-Pilarte D, Amador Velázquez JJ, Friedman DJ, Brooks DR, Scammell MK, Wang C. Ethical considerations for genetic research in low-income countries: perceptions of informed consent, data sharing, and expectations in Nicaragua. Eur J Hum Genet. 2023 Dec 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38052907; DOI: 10.1038/s41431-023-01505-7;
     
  4. McIntyre AM, Scammell MK, Botana Martinez MP, Heidari L, Negassa A, Bongiovanni R, Fabian MP. Facilitators and Barriers for Keeping Cool in an Urban Heat Island: Perspectives from Residents of an Environmental Justice Community. Environ Justice. 2023 Dec 01; 16(6):410-417.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38074853; PMCID: PMC10704574; DOI: 10.1089/env.2022.0019;
     
  5. Chen F, Chen JT, Hart JE, Coull BA, Scammell MK, Chu MT, Adamkiewicz G. Disparities in joint exposure to environmental and social stressors in urban households in Greater Boston. Environ Res. 2023 Dec 01; 238(Pt 1):117104. PMID: 37689339; PMCID: PMC10763609; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2023.117104;
     
  6. Petropoulos ZE, Keogh SA, Jarquín E, López-Pilarte D, Amador Velázquez JJ, García-Trabanino R, Amador Sánchez MR, Guevara R, Gruener A, Allen DR, Leibler JH, Delgado IS, McClean MD, Friedman DJ, Brooks DR, Scammell MK. Heat stress and heat strain among outdoor workers in El Salvador and Nicaragua. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2023 Jul; 33(4):622-630.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37041408; PMCID: PMC10403352; DOI: 10.1038/s41370-023-00537-x;
     
  7. Raines NH, Leone DA, O'Callaghan-Gordo C, Ramirez-Rubio O, Amador JJ, Lopez Pilarte D, Delgado IS, Leibler JH, Embade N, Gil-Redondo R, Bruzzone C, Bizkarguenaga M, Scammell MK, Parikh SM, Millet O, Brooks DR, Friedman DJ. Metabolic Features of Increased Gut Permeability, Inflammation, and Altered Energy Metabolism Distinguish Agricultural Workers at Risk for Mesoamerican Nephropathy. Metabolites. 2023 Feb 22; 13(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 36984765; PMCID: PMC10058628; DOI: 10.3390/metabo13030325;
     
  8. Raines NH, Leone DA, O'Callaghan-Gordo C, Ramirez-Rubio O, Amador JJ, Lopez Pilarte D, Delgado IS, Leibler JH, Embade N, Gil-Redondo R, Bruzzone C, Bizkarguenaga M, Scammell MK, Parikh SM, Millet O, Brooks DR, Friedman DJ. Metabolic Features of Increased Gut Permeability, Inflammation, and Altered Energy Metabolism Distinguish Agricultural Workers at Risk for Mesoamerican Nephropathy. Metabolites. 2023 Feb 22; 13(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 36984765; PMCID: PMC10058628; DOI: 10.3390/metabo13030325;
     
  9. Gross N, Botana Martinez P, Scammell MK et al.. . Residential Heat Exposure: Policy Opportunities for Mitigating the Effects of Extreme heat at Home on Residents of Low-Income Communities of Massachusetts. A C-HEAT Working Paper. Chelsea & East Boston Heat Study. 2023. View Publication
  10. Milando CW, Black-Ingersoll F, Heidari L, López-Hernández I, de Lange J, Negassa A, McIntyre AM, Martinez MPB, Bongiovanni R, Levy JI, Kinney PL, Scammell MK, Fabian MP. Mixed methods assessment of personal heat exposure, sleep, physical activity, and heat adaptation strategies among urban residents in the Boston area, MA. BMC Public Health. 2022 Dec 10; 22(1):2314.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36496371; PMCID: PMC9739346; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-14692-7;
     
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Bar chart showing 101 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2016

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