Tenth Annual Shale & Public Health Conference featuring Dr. Anthony Ingraffea and more.

Tenth Annual Shale & Public Health Conference

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
from noon to 4pm EST

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

This is an online ZOOM conference. Login details will be provided closer to the event.


The conference is free but you need to register!

More information and videos from past conferences: shalepalwv.org


Day 1 – Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Sally Wenzel, MD, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Opening Remarks

Session 1 Ten years of fracking and research – What have we learned?

Anthony Ingraffea, Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering Emeritus, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

David J.X. Gonzalez, PhD, Epidemiologist, Environmental Scientist, and President’s Post-Doctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley

Nicole Deziel, PhD, MHS, Associate Professor, Yale School of Public Health

Session 2 New Evidence

Helena Archer, MPH, UC Berkeley, COVID and exposure to oil and gas

Cassandra Clark, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, Infant exposure and leukemia

Mary D. Willis, PhD, MPH, Boston University School of Public Health, Gestational hypertension

Longchiang Li, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University, Exposure to unconventional oil and gas and All-Cause Mortality in Medicare Beneficiaries

Joan Casey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Environmental Justice in Pennsylvania, drilling and Wastewater Disposal

Day 2 Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Meghan Pierce, Executive Director LWVPA Opening Remarks

Session 3 Research and Policy
discussion moderated by Jacquelyn Omotalade, Esq., Policy Manager, Environmental Health Project

PA Rep. Rick Krajewski

CA Chief of Staff Cynthia Alvarez (for California State Senator Lena Gonzalez)

Ned Ketyer, MD, FAAP, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility PA

Session 4 Community Voices: Research to Action

Robin Lesko, Senior Organizer, Food & Water Watch, Allegheny County Parks action

Kearni Warren, Energy Justice Network

Wesley Silva, Former Marianna Borough Council President Washington County, PA

Cultivando – Detlev Helmig, PhD, Principal Boulder Atmosphere Innovation Research, LLC (Scientist)

Laura Martinez, Promotora (Environmental Justice)

Olga Gonzalez (Executive Director) Cultivating community leadership to advance health equity through collaboration, advocacy, and policy change.

More Information and Registration

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