Madeleine L. Scammell, DSc

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health
Madeleine Scammell
Talbot – T438W
View full profile at BUMC


Madeleine’s research includes the use of qualitative methods in the area of community-driven environmental health and epidemiologic studies, mapping and monitoring community-identified environmental health hazards, and analyzing cumulative exposures to chemical and non-chemical stressors. She is the Principal Investigator of an EPA grant to study cumulative risk to social and environmental stressors in urban populations. This grant is a community-based participatory research project located conducted in partnership with the Chelsea Collaborative. Madeleine also directs Community Engagement and Research Translation Cores of the Boston University Superfund Research Program, and the Partnerships and Collaborations Core for the Partners in Health and Housing Prevention Research Center (PHH-PRC) at Boston University. In these capacities her work includes developing long-term mechanisms to support research relationships between community groups and scientists, and responding to community requests for assistance. Madeleine serves of the Board of Health in the City of Chelsea and is also a member of the board of directors of the Science & Environmental Health Network. Research interests include: environmental justice, health inequality, community mapping, community health indicators, community-based participatory research, human biomonitoring and ethics.


  • Boston University School of Public Health, DSc
  • University of Vermont, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH717
  • SPHEH805
  • SPHEH961


  • Published on 9/8/2013

    Lane KJ, Kangsen Scammell M, Levy JI, Fuller CH, Parambi R, Zamore W, Mwamburi M, Brugge D. Positional error and time-activity patterns in near-highway proximity studies: an exposure misclassification analysis. Environ Health. 2013; 12(1):75.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/16/2013

    Ramirez-Rubio O, Brooks DR, Amador JJ, Kaufman JS, Weiner DE, Scammell MK. Chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua: a qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews with physicians and pharmacists. BMC Public Health. 2013; 13:350.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Pennell KG, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Ames J, Weldon B, Friguglietti L, Suuberg EM, Shen R, Indeglia PA, Heiger-Bernays WJ. Sewer Gas: An Indoor Air Source of PCE to Consider During Vapor Intrusion Investigations. Ground Water Monit Remediat. 2013; 33(3):119-126.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Maule AL, Makey CM, Benson EB, Burrows IJ, Scammell MK. Disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluid chemical additives: analysis of regulations. New Solut. 2013; 23(1):167-87.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/6/2012

    Nelson JW, Scammell MK, Hatch EE, Webster TF. Social disparities in exposures to bisphenol A and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals: a cross-sectional study within NHANES 2003-2006. Environ Health. 2012; 11:10.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2011

    Scammell MK. Qualitative environmental health research: an analysis of the literature, 1991-2008. Cien Saude Colet. 2011 Oct; 16(10):4239-55.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2011

    Slatin C, Scammell M. Environmental justice and just transition. New Solut. 2011; 21(1):1-4.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2011

    Scammell MK, Duro L, Litonjua E, Berry L, Reid M. Meeting people where they are: engaging public housing residents for integrated pest management. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2011; 5(2):177-82.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/26/2010

    Scammell MK. Qualitative environmental health research: an analysis of the literature, 1991-2008. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Aug; 118(8):1146-54.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2010

    Scammell MK, Rodrigues E. "Serving two masters"--an interview with school teacher and union organizer Debra Askwith. New Solut. 2010; 20(1):145-58.

    Read at: PubMed

View 5 more publications:View full profile at BUMC