New York State Shale Gas Exposures, Public Health, and Policy

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Join us on March 4 at the University at Albany in Renesselaer, NY for new findings on extreme episodic exposures.


Morning Session 9:30-12:00pm

Health & Exposure Presentations with Q&A

Sherry Van Lange, MBBS, MPH & David Brown, ScD: SWPA Environmental Health Project:

  • Episodic exposures & health outcomes: Inadequate air monitoring & regulations

  • Strategies for community surveillance

Joan Casey, PhD: Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

  • Studying Health Using Electronic Health Records in PA Marcellus Shale

Lisa McKenzie, PhD: Colorado School of Public Health

  • Exposures, Health Risks, and Outcomes near Oil and Gas Wells in Colorado


Afternoon Session 1:00-3:30pm

Policy Discussion: Moving from Science to Policy

Senator Jen Metzger, New York State Senate: Insights from the New York State Assembly

Pasquale Russo, Institute for Health & the Environment: The scope of New York State’s natural gas emissions and exposed populations

Dr. Kathy Nolan, Catskill Mountainkeeper, former Ulster County legislator: A local government perspective

Beth Weinberger, MPH, PhD: Structured discussion on actionable steps to protect community health from the risks posed by natural gas infrastructure


RSVP to clewis [at] () by 02/21/2020

Space is limited. Please indicate Morning, Afternoon, or Both Sessions