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Celebrate Nuclear Abolition Day by contacting Secretary of State John Kerry.

Maye Thompson, PhD, RN

Portland, Oregon
Speaker Topic: Toxics
PSR Affiliation: Environmental Health Program Director, Oregon PSR
Media Experience: Television, Radio, Writing (editorials, op-eds), Public Speaking

Why PSR?

PSR is that rare combination of rigorous thinking and analysis, and unabashed advoacy once we have our data straight and cited. It has a great track record (no nuclear exchange yet!) and is an exciting supportive place to work.

Biographical Sketch

Maye Thompson, RN, PhD is the Environmental Health Program Director at Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. Her PhD in nursing focused on women's health and policy. She has been an environmental health advocate for 12 years, first as a volunteer, then with PSR. Her interest in Environmental Health was piqued early in her nursing career, working with farm workers in California's Central Valley.

To request Dr. Thompson as a speaker, please email psrnatl@psr.org or call 202-667-4260.

In the Spotlight

On Friday September 12, 2014, MdEHN, Chesapeake PSR, and ANHE co-hosted a symposium of experts to assess the findings of the study, Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland.  There was general consensus that science is emerging that suggests health issues associated with various aspects of gas and oil well development need to be better understood, and that as a consequence, Maryland should not proceed with hydrofracturing at this time.