Laura Blaisdell MD/MPH is a board-certified pediatrician and researcher working in the Greater Portland Area of Maine. Dr. Blaisdellgraduated magna cum laudefrom Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1997, earned her medical doctorate and public health degree (MD/MPH) at the University of Minnesota in 2005 and completed a residency in pediatrics at Maine Medical Center in 2008.
Dr. Blaisdell currently practices general pediatrics with Intermed in Yarmouth, Maine and is a newborn hospitalist at Maine Medical Center. She conducts research with the Maine Study Center of the National Children’s Study and frequently lectures on research related to parental vaccine hesitancy and infectious epidemics in the camp setting.
During the summer months, Dr. Blaisdell is the Camp Health Director for Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine where she lives with her two sons and husband, Andy, the camp’s owner and director. She has served as doctor-in-residence at Africamps in Johannesburg, South Africa as well as at the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, in Deschapelles, Haiti. Dr. Blaisdell has served on several local and national boards and currently sits on the Institutional Review Board at Maine Medical Center.