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Person Details: Madeleine Kangsen Scammell

Superfund Research Program

Madeleine Kangsen Scammell

Boston University
Department of Environmental Health
715 Albany St., Talbot 4W
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Phone: 617-638-4454
Fax: 617-638-4857


Hazardous Waste Sites

50 Tufts Street

  • Boston University: Community Engagement Core
  • Boston University: Research Translation Core

Coal Tar Processing Facility (former)

  • Boston University: Research Translation Core

New Bedford Harbor

  • Boston University: Community Engagement Core

Town of Eastham Landfill

  • Boston University: Research Translation Core



  • Heiger-Bernays WJ, Tomsho KS, Basra K, Petropoulos ZE, Crawford KA, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC, Scammell MK. 2020. Human health risks due to airborne polychlorinated biphenyls are highest in New Bedford Harbor communities living closest to the harbor. Sci Total Environ 710:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135576 PMID:31785914 PMCID:PMC7015809


  • Basra K, Fabian MP, Scammell MK. 2018. Consumption of contaminated seafood in an environmental justice community: A qualitative and spatial analysis of fishing controls. Environ Justice 11(1):doi:10.1089/env.2017.0010 PMID:30828408 PMCID:PMC5830855 (ahead of print)
  • Basra K, Scammell MK, Benson EB, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2018. Ambient air exposure to PCBs: Regulation and monitoring at five contaminated sites in EPA Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5. New Solut 28(2):262-282. doi:10.1177/1048291118763620 PMID:29558851
  • Tomsho KS, Basra K, Rubin SM, Miller CB, Juang R, Broude S, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Scammell MK. 2018. Community reporting of ambient air polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations near a Superfund site. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 25(17):16389-16400. doi:10.1007/s11356-017-0286-6 PMID:29079973 PMCID:PMC6015112



  • Butler L, Scammell MK, Benson EB. 2016. The Flint, Michigan water crisis: a case study in regulatory failure and environmental injustice. Environ Justice 9:93-97. doi:10.1089/env.2016.0014
  • Osterberg D, Scammell MK. 2016. PCBs in schools--where communities and science come together. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 23(3):1998-2002. doi:10.1007/s11356-015-5009-2 PMID:26194237 PMCID:PMC4770789
  • Pennell KG, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Suuberg EM, Moradi A, Moradi A, Roghani M, Ames J, Friguglietti L, Indeglia PA, Shen R, Yao Y, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2016. Field data and numerical modeling: a multiple lines of evidence approach for assessing vapor intrusion exposure risks. Sci Total Environ 556:291-301. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.185 PMID:26977535 PMCID:PMC4844003


  • Zachek C, Rubin SM, Scammell MK. 2015. Whatever works: Legal tactics and scientific evidence in environmental justice cases. Environ Justice 8:20-25. doi:10.1089/env.2014.0024


  • Pennell KG, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Ames J, Weldon B, Friguglietti L, Suuberg EM, Shen R, Indeglia PA, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2013. Sewer gas: An indoor air source of PCE to consider during vapor intrusion investigations. Ground Water Monit Remediat 33(3):119-126. PMID:23950637 PMCID:PMC3740581





  • Scammell MK. 2005. Roots of community research: primer on the legacy of participatory research partnerships. Race, Poverty & The Environment XINo.2:


  • Suk WA, Avakian MD, Carpenter DO, Groopman JD, Scammell MK, Wild CP. 2004. Human exposure monitoring and evaluation in the arctic: the importance of understanding exposures to the development of public health policy. Environ Health Perspect 112(2):113-120. PMID:14757538
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