This is a great conference worth attending. I’m working on the tech for the event this year to help get it online, but most years I’m just a regular (enthusiastic) attendee. Please attend if you’re able! You will learn a huge amount about cutting edge research on the topics listed below…


Mark Dixon

Eighth Annual Shale & Public Health ConferenceComing Up Next Week!
Tuesday November 17, 2020 & Wednesday, November 18, 2020
from noon to 4:30 p.m. EST

This is an online event! You will receive log in details per e-mail before the event.

The conference is presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.


The conference is free but you need to register! More information and videos from past conferences:

Featuring new research presented by national experts on shale and public health impacts, and practical applications.
The conference will feature five topic segments. Each includes a panel discussion led by a top researcher offering framing remarks.

Tuesday, November 17, noon – 4:30pm:
Novel Methods of Assessing Air Exposures & Public Health– Nicole Deziel, PhD, MHS, Yale with Longxiang Li, PhD, Harvard, Petros Koutrakis, PhD, Harvard, and Jill Johnston, PhD, USC

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

Wednesday November 18, noon – 4:30pm
New Research on Birth Outcomes– Lisa McKenzie, PhD, MPH, U of Colorado Anschutz with David Gonzalez, Stanford and Kathy V Tran, UC Berkeley

New Research on Other Health Outcomes– Seth Shonkoff, PhD, MPH, PSE Healthy Energy/UC Berkeley with Irena Gorski Steiner,MPH, Johns Hopkins; Mary Willis, 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

There will also be a networking session on Tuesday from 3:45-4:30.More Information and Registration

Or call 1-800-61-SHALE
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