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2020 Shale & Public Health Conference (2 days)

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NOTE: This is a two-day event! The eighth annual Shale & Public Health Conference will be held as an online conference over two days

Tuesday, November 17 & Wednesday, November 18

Noon to 4:30 p.m. 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. The conference is free but


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.

Novel Methods of Assessing Air Exposures & Public Health

   – Nicole Deziel, PhD, Yale

Unconventional Oil & Gas,Community Impacts & Environmental Justice

   – Lara Cushing PhD, UCLA; Jim Fabisiak, PhD, U Pittsburgh

New Research on Birth Outcomes

   – Lisa McKenzie, PhD, U of Colorado Anschutz

New Research on Other Health Outcomes

   – Seth Shonkoff, PhD, PSE Healthy Energy/UC Berkeley

Climate Change, COVID 19, Fossil Fuels and Plastics

   – Brian Schwartz, MD, Johns Hopkins 

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


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


League of Women Voters of PA