Elsie M. Sunderland

Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Department of Environmental Health

Department of Environmental Health

Landmark Center, 4th Floor West
401 Park Drive
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Tel: (617) 384-8832 (Boston)
Tel: (617) 496-0858 (Cambridge)


I am interested in the interactions among the biogeochemistry of marine ecosystems, cycling and fate of heavy metals and organic contaminants, and human exposures and risks. My group’s research includes developing models at a variety of scales, ranging from ecosystems
to global applications, to help characterize the impacts of
past and future changes in climate and environmental releases of
contaminants on human and ecological health. We are always looking for
talented new students and postdocs to join our group. For more information
on our work please see:

My School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Web Page

Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group

HSPH Water Group

Harvard Center for Risk Analysis