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Superfund Research Program

Madeleine Kangsen Scammell Ph.D.

Boston University
Department of Environmental Health
715 Albany St., Talbot 4W
Boston, MA 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



  • Martinez A, Hadnott BN, Awad AM, Herkert N, Tomsho K, Basra K, Scammell MK, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Hornbuckle KC. 2017. Release of airborne polychlorinated biphenyls from New Bedford Harbor results in elevated concentrations in the surrounding air. Environ Sci Technol Lett 4:127-131. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00047 PMID:28413805 PMCID:PMC5390305


  • Butler L, Scammell MK, Benson EB. 2016. The Flint, Michigan water crisis: a case study in regulatory failure and environmental injustice. Environmental 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. Environmental 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