Laura Senier, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
  • College of Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Department of Health Sciences
  • Institute on Urban Health Research

Office: 960B RP
Phone: 617.373.7482

Laura Senier is an Assistant Professor in Sociology & Anthropology and Health Sciences.  Her research interests include the sociology of medicine and public health, community environmental health, and environmental justice.  Her research identifies political, social, and economic barriers in research translation, or the effort to migrate scientific discoveries into clinical and public health practice.  She has also studied community mobilization in communities burdened by environmental injustices, in the Boston area and in the upper Midwest. Her work has appeared in Social Science & Medicine; Genetics in Medicine; Sociological Inquiry; Organization & Environment; and Environmental Science & Technology.  She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sociology of health and illness, environmental health, environmental justice, and qualitative research methods.



  • MPH (Boston University School of Public Health)
  • PhD (Brown University)


Research Interests:

Public health genomics, research translation, environmental justice, environmental health