8th Annual Shale & Public Health Conference

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

This event has passed. The recording is available here.

Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 18 from noon — 4:30 p.m. for a virtual conference presented by the League of Women Voters of PA and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

The conference will feature five topic segments regarding new research on shale and public health impacts and practical applications. All segments include a panel discussion led by a top researcher offering framing remarks. There will also be a networking session on Tuesday from 3:45 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Novel Methods of Assessing Air Exposures & Public Health
Nicole Deziel, Ph.D., MHS, Yale with Longxiang Li, ScD, Harvard, Petros Koutrakis, Ph.D., Harvard, and Jill Johnston, Ph.D., USC

Unconventional Oil & Gas, Community Impacts & Environmental Justice
Lara Cushing, Ph.D., MPH, UCLA; Jim Fabisiak, Ph.D., U of Pittsburgh with Cassandra Clark, Yale, Katie Dickinson Ph.D., U of Colorado Anschutz and Rebecca Franz, Chief Deputy Attorney General of PA

Wednesday, Nov. 18
New Research on Birth Outcomes
Lisa McKenzie, Ph.D., MPH, U of Colorado Anschutz with David Gonzalez, Stanford, and Kathy V Tran, Ph.D., UC Berkeley

New Research on Other Health Outcomes
Seth Shonkoff, Ph.D., MPH, PSE Healthy Energy/UC Berkeley with Irena Gorski Steiner, MPH, Johns Hopkins; Mary Willis, Ph.D., MPH, Oregon State; and David Brown, ScD, Environmental Health Project

Climate Change, COVID 19, Fossil Fuels and Plastics
Brian Schwartz, MD, Johns Hopkins with Kristina Marusic, Environmental Health News, and Anna Cummins, 5 Gyres