Dr. Nordgaard is a board certified pediatrician with a diverse research background in basic and clinical science. He joined PSE in 2020 to expand his work on natural gas and its implications for human health. He has provided technical guidance for community organizations working on natural gas issues including air quality monitoring, the regulatory process for natural gas projects, and serving as an expert witness during appeal proceedings. The Boston University Superfund Research Program and Toxics Action Center granted him their Science for the Benefit of Environmental Health award in recognition of this work.

Dr. Nordgaard completed separate Master of Science degrees in Psychology and Biology from McMaster University, followed by a Medical Degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at the Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School combined training program in pediatrics. Outside of his research with PSE, he also practices pediatrics and trains resident pediatricians at a community health center in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.

Selected Publications

Feigal J, Park B, Bramante C, Nordgaard C, Menk J, Song J. (2014). Homelessness and discharge delays from an urban safety net hospital. Public Health.

Filice GA, Drekonja DM, Thurn JR, Rector TS, Hamann GM, Masoud BT, Leuck AM, Nordgaard CL, Eilertson MK, Johnson JR. (2013). Use of a computer decision support system and antimicrobial therapy appropriateness. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 34, 558-65.

Karunadharma PP,  Nordgaard CL, Olsen TW, Ferrington DA. (2010). Mitochondrial DNA damage as a potential mechanism for age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 51, 5470-5479.

Nordgaard CL, Karunadharma PP, Feng X, Olsen TW, Ferrington DA. (2008). Mitochondrial proteomics of the retinal pigment epithelium at progressive stages of age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 49, 2848-2855.

Nordgaard CL1, Berg KM 1, Kapphahn RJ, Reilly C, Feng X, Olsen TW, & Ferrington DA (2006). Proteomics of the retinal pigment epithelium reveals altered protein expression at progressive stages of age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 47, 815-822.

1 Co-first authors