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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Seth B. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Dr. Seth B. Shonkoff is the executive director of Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE).  An environmental and public health scientist by training, Seth has worked on topics related to air and water quality and the environmental and public health dimensions of energy and climate change from scientific and policy perspectives.  Dr. Shonkoff’s research focuses on climate and public health dimensions of unconventional fossil fuel development, including shale gas and tight oil production in the United States.  Seth has published on the interaction between the climate and human health dimensions of shorter-lived climate active pollutants (i.e., methane, ozone, black carbon, sulphate particles) and on the development of more effective climate change mitigation policies aimed to maximize health and socioeconomic co-benefits in California, and beyond. Seth completed his MPH (2008) in epidemiology at the School of Public Health and his PhD (2012) in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. 


A Wealth of Scientific Resources on Hydraulic Fracturing, August 5, 2013