Time & Location
Oct 15, 2020, 7:00 PM
About the event
For part three of the series, we are joined by Dr. David O. Carpenter to discuss "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.