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Daniele Lantagne

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lantagne Group

Daniele Lantagne

Daniele Lantagne

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lantagne Group

Phone 617-627-3211
Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
water, sanitation, hygiene, infectious diseases, developing countries, emergencies
Biography: 

Daniele Lantagne earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in environmental engineering from MIT in 1996 and 2001. She received her Ph.D. from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2011. Between her degrees she worked as a public health engineer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2003-2010) and as the programs director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association (1997-2000). She joined Tufts from a postdoctoral fellowship in sustainability science at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Since 2000, Lantagne has provided technical assistance to, and evaluation of, water treatment programs in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. In 2011, she was on the team that submitted "Report of the Independent Panel of Experts on the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti" to the United Nations Secretary General.

Education: 
Ph.D., Infectious Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2011
M.Eng., Environmental Engineering, MIT, 2001
B.S., Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1996
Professional Experience: 
2012-present:

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

  • 2017-present: Associate Professor
  • 2012-2017: Assistant Professor
2013-2016:

Usen Family Career Development Assistant Professor, Tufts University

2010-2012:

Sustainability Science Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

2010-present:

Principal, Lancon Consulting

2010-2013:

Guest Researcher, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2003-2010:

Public Health Engineer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2001-2003:

Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

1997-2000:

Programs Director, Ipswich River Watershed Association

1996-1997:

Engineer, Louis Berger & Associates

Research Interests: 

The Lantagne Group seeks to reduce the burden of infectious diseases by investigating and evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions in developing countries and emergencies, through laboratory testing, field evaluations, and policy work.

Selected Professional Activities: 
2011: Member, Independent Panel of Experts on the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti; report submitted to UN Secretary General
2009, 2011, 2013: WEF Disinfection & Public Health Conference Co-Chair
Service Memberships: 
Board of Directors and Technical Advisor, Potters for Peace
Board of Directors, SpringHealth