Laurel Schaider

Research Associate

Department of Environmental Health

Department of Environmental Health

Landmark Center West, Room 404-H
401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617.384.8804


Ph.D., 2003, University of California, Berkeley
M.S., 1998, University of California, Berkeley
S.B., 1997, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research interests

Dr. Schaider’s research interests lie at the intersection of environmental engineering, environmental chemistry, and public health.  She is interested in understanding how contaminants move in the environment and how the forms of the contaminants affect human exposure.  She is also interested in developing community-based participatory research projects that involve community members in study design and implementation and effectively communicate study findings to a wide range of audiences.

Dr. Schaider has worked at HSPH since 2005.  She is also a research scientist at Silent Spring Institute, where she leads the Institute’s water quality research program.

Web pages

Click here to visit Dr. Schaider’s web site.
Learn more about the Grand Lake Watershed Mercury Study.


Dr. Schaider presenting study findings at a community conference in Oklahoma.