Shale Gas and Cancer
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About the event
EHP hosted a three-part webinar series on shale gas development and childhood cancer in the summer and fall of 2020.
Dr. Harsha Haley joined EHP for part one of the series with their presentation, "Shale Gas Extraction and Cancer: The Current Evidence."
Dr. Marsha Haley received her medical degree from the University of Virginia, and completed a residency in radiation oncology at UPMC. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is an MPH candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. Watch here: https://vimeo.com/454746575
Dr. Shaina Stacy joined EHP for part two of the series with their presentation, "Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Childhood Cancers."
Dr. Shaina Stacy is a postdoctoral associate at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, where she investigates early life and environmental risk factors for childhood cancers. She received her PhD and MPH from Pitt Public Health's Department of Environmental & Occupational Health.
Watch here: https://vimeo.com/458733286
David O. Carpenter joined EHP for the final and third part of the series with their presentation, "Radioactivity in Fracking Fluid and Natural Gas: Potential Health Effects."
David O. Carpenter is a public health physician whose current position is Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, as well as Professor of Environmental Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at the University at Albany. After receiving his MD degree from Harvard Medical School he chose a career of research and public health. After research positions at the National Institute of Mental Health and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, he came to Albany in 1980 as the Director of the Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research of the New York State Department of Health, the third largest public health laboratory in the US after NIH and CDC. In an effort to build ties to an academic program, he initiated efforts to create a partnership between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Albany, resulting in the creation of the School of Public Health in 1985. He was then appointed as the founding Dean of the School of Public Health, a position he held until 1998 when he became the Director of the Institute of Health and the Environment. The Institute has been named as a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization.
Dr. Carpenter has contributed to the study of health effects of both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and also has a number of international projects looking at health effects of air and water pollution. He has more than 450 peer-reviewed scientific publications, many on health effects of PCBs, and has edited six books.
Watch here: https://vimeo.com/469099660