8th Annual Shale & Public Health Conference

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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.

Registration is available here: https://www.shalepalwv.org/conference-registration/

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