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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: Boston University: Community Engagement Core

Superfund Research Program

Community Engagement Core

Project Leader: Madeleine Kangsen Scammell
Co-Investigators: Michael D. McClean, Wendy J. Heiger-Bernays, David H. Sherr
Grant Number: P42ES007381
Funding Period: 2005-2021

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  • Cleary BM, Romano M, Chen CY, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Crawford KA. 2021. Comparison of recreational fish consumption advisories across the USA. Curr Environ Health Rep 8(2):doi:10.1007/s40572-021-00312-w PMID:33934293 (ahead of print)


  • Crawford KA, Clark BW, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Karchner SI, Hahn ME, Nacci DE, Schlezinger JJ. 2020. Tributyltin disrupts fin development in Fundulus heteroclitus from both PCB-sensitive and resistant populations: Investigations of potential interactions between AHR and PPARy. Aquat Toxicol 218:105334. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.105334 PMID:31743820 PMCID:PMC6935467


  • Crawford KA, Clark BW, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Karchner SI, Claus Henn B, Griffith KN, Howes BL, Schlezinger DR, Hahn ME, Nacci DE, Schlezinger JJ. 2019. Altered lipid homeostasis in a PCB-resistant Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) population from New Bedford Harbor, MA, U.S.A. Aquat Toxicol 210:30-43. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.02.011 PMID:30822701 PMCID:PMC6544361
  • Crawford KA, Schlezinger DR, Craffey P, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2019. Spatiotemporal trends in polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations in seafood based on long-term monitoring and remediation in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts. bioRxivorg doi:10.1101/675355
  • Moore Boston C, Banacos N, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2019. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: A National Priority for Safe Drinking Water. Public Health Rep 134(2):112-117. doi:10.1177/0033354919826567 PMID:30763146 PMCID:PMC6410471


  • 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





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