Madeleine K. Scammell, DSc
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

DSc, Boston University School of Public Health




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. Dr. Scammell is Principal Investigator a recently funded longitudinal study of agricultural workers in El Salvador (an NIEHS/NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist award), and a co-investigator on a study of occupational risk factors of kidney disease in both 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). She also leads a study examining health care claims and electronic medical records examining incidence, prevalence and risk factors of chronic kidney disease in the US. Dr. Scammell is also a member of the Consortium for the Epidemic of Nephropathy in Central America and Mexico (CENCAM). Additionally, Dr. Scammell 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 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 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).

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 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5R01ES027584-03

The Environmental Health Fellows Program for Urban Health
10/01/2014 - 02/28/2019 (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-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 (Subcontract 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




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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Mesoamerican Nephropathy among Agricultural Workers in El Salvador, Central America 5R01ES027584-04 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 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
2017 Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Mesoamerican Nephropathy among Agricultural Workers in El Salvador, Central America 1R01ES027584-01 1
2017 Community Engagement Core 3P50MD010428-03S1-6686 24
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  1. Chicas R, Xiuhtecutli N, Dickman NE, Scammell ML, Steenland K, Hertzberg VS, McCauley L. Cooling intervention studies among outdoor occupational groups: A review of the literature. Am J Ind Med. 2020 Sep 04. PMID: 32886396
     
  2. Scammell MK, Sennett C, Laws RL, Rubin RL, Brooks DR, Amador JJ, López-Pilarte D, Ramirez-Rubio O, Friedman DJ, McClean MD, Cohort Study Team NB, Lewis J, Erdei E. Urinary Metals Concentrations and Biomarkers of Autoimmunity among Navajo and Nicaraguan Men. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jul 22; 17(15).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32707746
     
  3. Leibler JH, Ramirez-Rubio O, Velázquez JJA, Pilarte DL, Obeid W, Parikh CR, Gadupudi S, Scammell MK, Friedman DJ, Brooks DR. Biomarkers of kidney injury among children in a high-risk region for chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020 Jun 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32504218
     
  4. Schollaert C, Ackley RC, DeSantis A, Polka E, Scammell MK. Natural gas leaks and tree death: A first-look case-control study of urban trees in Chelsea, MA USA. Environ Pollut. 2020 Aug; 263(Pt A):114464. PMID: 32283457; DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114464;
     
  5. Scammell MK. Trust, Conflict, and Engagement in Occupational Health: North American Epidemiologists Conduct Occupational Study in Communities Affected by Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDu). Curr Environ Health Rep. 2019 12; 6(4):247-255. PMID: 31630378
     
  6. Heiger-Bernays WJ, Tomsho KS, Basra K, Petropoulos ZE, Crawford K, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC, Scammell MK. Human health risks due to airborne polychlorinated biphenyls are highest in New Bedford Harbor communities living closest to the harbor. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Mar 25; 710:135576.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31785914
     
  7. Tomsho KS, Schollaert C, Aguilar T, Bongiovanni R, Alvarez M, Scammell MK, Adamkiewicz G. A Mixed Methods Evaluation of Sharing Air Pollution Results with Study Participants via Report-Back Communication. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 10 29; 16(21). PMID: 31671859; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16214183;
     
  8. Petropoulos ZE, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Fabian MP. Characterizing community-wide housing attributes using georeferenced street-level photography. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2020 03; 30(2):299-308.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31548622
     
  9. Mendley SR, Levin A, Correa-Rotter R, Joubert BR, Whelan EA, Curwin B, Koritzinsky EH, Gaughan DM, Kimmel PL, Anand S, Ordunez P, Reveiz L, Rohlman DS, Scammell MK, Wright RO, Star RA. Chronic kidney diseases in agricultural communities: report from a workshop. Kidney Int. 2019 11; 96(5):1071-1076. PMID: 31563333; DOI: 10.1016/j.kint.2019.06.024;
     
  10. Scammell MK, Sennett CM, Petropoulos ZE, Kamal J, Kaufman JS. Environmental and Occupational Exposures in Kidney Disease. Semin Nephrol. 2019 05; 39(3):230-243. PMID: 31054622
     
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