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.
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.
Lantagne enjoys yoga, cooking ethnic and vegan foods, backcountry hiking, US state highpointing (50 state completer!), lindy hop dancing, hosting an asylum seeker, and raising her two kids with her husband. Lantagne also enjoys traveling, having spent 75% of her time at CDC in over 40 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Lantagne has a working knowledge of Spanish, French, and Haitian Kreyol.