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New York State Shale Gas Exposures, Public Health & Policy

March 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Rensselaer, NY - University at Albany

Hosted by David Carpenter, M.D.
Institute for Health & the Environment

Morning Session 9:30-12:00pm
Health & Exposure Presentations with Q&A

Sherry Van Lange, MBBS, MPH & David Brown, ScD: SWPA Environmental Health Project:
– Episodic exposures & health outcomes: Inadequate air monitoring & regulations
– Strategies for community surveillance
Joan Casey, PhD: Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
– Studying Health Using Electronic Health Records in PA Marcellus Shale
Lisa McKenzie, PhD: Colorado School of Public Health
– Exposures, Health Risks, and Outcomes near Oil and Gas Wells in Colorado

Afternoon Session 1:00-3:30pm
Policy Discussion: Moving from Science to Policy

Senator Jen Metzger, New York State Senate: Insights from the New York State Assembly
Pasquale Russo, Institute for Health & the Environment: The scope of New York
State’s natural gas emissions and exposed populations
Dr. Kathy Nolan, PSR-New York, Catskill Mountainkeeper, former Ulster County legislator: A local government perspective
Beth Weinberger, MPH, PhD: Structured discussion on actionable steps to protect community health from the risks posed by natural gas infrastructure

RSVP to by 02/21/2020
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