Seth Berrin Shonkoff, PhD, MPH
Seth oversees the PSE staff and programs, advises the board, and plans the operational strategy to carry out the mission of PSE.
An environmental and public health scientist by training, Seth has more than 12 years of experience in water, air, climate, ecological, and population health research. He obtained his BA (2003) in the Department of Environmental Studies at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Seth then went on to complete his MPH (2008) in epidemiology at the School of Public Health and his PhD (2012) in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. Seth has worked and published extensively 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. He has published on the interaction between the climate and human health dimensions of shorter-lived climate forcing emissions (i.e., ozone, black carbon, sulphate particles, etc.) and on the development of more effective anthropogenic climate mitigation policies that increase health and socioeconomic equity co-benefits. Most recently, his work has focused on the human health dimensions of unconventional energy production, including shale gas and oil production in the United States and abroad.
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Shonkoff SB. 2012. Public Health Dimensions of Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing: Knowledge, Obstacles, Tactics, and Opportunities. A Report for The 11th Hour Project (Schmidt Family Foundation).
Shonkoff SB. 2012. The Frack Gap: well density, environmental and health protections, and socioeconomic status in the United States. A Report for The 11th Hour Project (Schmidt Family Foundation).
Shonkoff SB, Morello-Frosch R, Pastor M, Sadd J. 2011. Environmental Health and Equity Implications of Climate Change and Mitigation Policies in California: A Review of the Literature. Climatic Change. volume 109. Suppl. 1.
Shonkoff SB, Chafe Z, Kirchstetter T, Smith KR. Inconsistencies in Black Carbon Measurements: Implications for Health and Climate Policy Development. Submitted.
Jerrett M, Su JG, Ortega Hinojosa OM, Kontgis C, Shonkoff SB, Yuen T, Seto E, Jesdale, B, Morello-Frosch R. In Preparation. Mapping Climate Change Exposures, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation to Public Health Risks in the San Francisco Bay and Fresno Regions. California Energy Commission.
Shonkoff SB, Chafe Z, Smith KR. 2010. Addressing Inconsistencies in Black Carbon Literature. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union. Session Title: Black Carbon's Role in Global to Local Air Quality and Climate Change. San Francisco, CA. December 15, 2010.
Smith KR, Jerrett M, Anderson HR, Burnett RT, Stone V, Derwent R, Atkinson RW, Cohen A, Shonkoff SB, Krewski D, Pope CA, 3rd, Thun MJ, Thurston G. 2009. Public Health Benefits of Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions: Health Implications of Short-Lived Greenhouse Pollutants. The Lancet. 374(9707): 2091-2103.
Shonkoff SB, Morello-Frosch R, Pastor M, Sadd J. 2009. Minding the Climate Gap: Implications of Environmental Health Inequities for Mitigation Policies in California. Environmental Justice 2(4): 173-177.
Morello-Frosch R, Pastor M, Sadd J, Shonkoff SB. 2009. The Climate Gap: Inequalities in How Climate Change Hurts Americans & How to Close the Gap. The Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE). University of Southern California. Available at: http://dornsife.usc.edu/pere/publications/
Shonkoff SB, Morello-Frosch R, Pastor M, Sadd J. 2009. Environmental Health and Equity Impacts from Climate Change and Mitigation Policies in California: A Review of the Literature." In: Cal-EPA Climate Action Team Report. Available at: http: www.climatechange.ca.govpublicationscatindex.html
Shonkoff SB. Divergent Monitoring Requirements for Improved Cookstove Carbon Offset Projects in the Global South: Implications and Recommendations. In Preparation.