(Republished blog from December 5, 2019)
The annual conference was presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania with funding from the Colcom Foundation and the Heinz Endowments to the League of Women Voters of PA Citizen Education Fund.
Cris Beuger MPH, LWV Emcee
Terrie Griffin DMin MHS, Co-President, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
Sally Wenzel MD, Dept. Chair, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health
Compressor Station Emissions and Health
Michael McCawley PhD MSE Clinical Assoc. Professor, WVU School of Public Health
Congenital Heart Defects, Cardiovascular Disease, and Unconventional Gas Development
Lisa McKenzie PhD MPH, Assistant Research Professor, Colorado School Public Health
Drinking Water Quality & Unconventional Oil & Gas Development in the Appalachian Basin
Nicole Deziel PhD MHS, Asst. Professor, Yale School of Public Health; Yale Cancer Center & Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology
Trends in Oil and Gas Waste Disposal in Pennsylvania 1991-2017 and Public Health
Lee Ann Hill MPH, Senior Scientist, PSE Healthy Energy
LUNCH and Speaker: Reporting on Radioactivity in Oil & Gas Development
Justin Nobel, Journalist for Rolling Stone & other publications
Science and Policy: A Panel Discussion moderated by Bruce Pitt PhD, Professor, U. Pgh Graduate School of Public Health
Brian Schwartz MD, Johns Hopkins; Senior Investigator, Geisinger Health Research Ctr.
Lisa McKenzie PhD MPH, Asst. Research Professor, Colorado School of Public Health
Scott Perry Esq., Deputy Secretary, Office of Oil & Gas Management, PA DEP
The Hon. Bobby Zirkin, Maryland State Senator
Heart Failure Hospitalizations, Unconventional Natural Gas Development, the BNP BioMarker
Tara McAlexander PhD MPH, Postdoctoral Fellow Drexel School of Public Health
Unconventional Gas Development, Maternal Mental Health in Pregnancy, Birth Outcomes
Joan A. Casey PhD Assistant Professor, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Climate Change, Fracking, Plastics and Public Health
Plastic & Climate: Climate Change Impacts Across the Plastics Lifecycle
Steven Feit JD, Staff Attorney, Climate & Energy, Center for Intl. Environmental Law
Researching Methane Impact on Climate
Patrice Tomcik, Project Manager, State Campaigns, Mom’s Clean Air Force
Citizen Science: Indoor Air Monitoring
Samantha Totoni, ROCIS; Annette & Preston Shimer, LWV members
Speaker biographies can be found at the bottom of this page.
I’ve been to all 7 of these all-day conferences and find the information presented invaluable, so here is the entire 2019 conference for you to watch in the comfort of your own home or office.