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Associate Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Dr. Scammell is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) 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. Dr. Scammell leads the Local Public Health Institute out of BUSPH. 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. Dr. Scammell currently serves as Chair of the board of directors of the Science & Environmental Health Network. Dr. Scammell completed her doctoral training in environmental health at BUSPH.