Jerome A. Paulson, MD is Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health at the GW School of Public Health & Health Services. He is the Medical Director for National & Global Affairs of the Child Health Advocacy Institute at the Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Paulson is the director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE) and of the Environmental Health Track at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Paulson is the chairperson of the executive committee of the Council on Environmental Health American Academy of Pediatrics. He also serves on the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee for the US Environmental Protection Agency. Dr Paulson helped organize and was a presenter at a panel on Unconventional Gas Extraction at the 2011 American Public Health Association meeting. He helped organize and was the lead-off speaker at the 2012 conference on the Public Health Aspects of Shale Gas Extraction jointly sponsored by Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy and MACCHE. He also was an invited panelist at the May 2012 meeting on unconventional gas extraction organized by the George Washington University School of Public Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry.