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Our three formal areas of research — Clean Energy, Energy and Environment, and Environmental Health — focus on the overlap of energy production, public health, and the natural environment. We publish vetted, scientific analyses to inform state and federal policy.

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Testimony April 9, 2021

PSE’s Shonkoff Briefs Congress and Staffers on Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells

Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Presentations October 21, 2020

PSE’s Dr. Shonkoff Presentation with AAAS EPI Center on Public Health Hazards of Abandoned and Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells

Workshop: Analyzing the Challenges of Improperly Abandoned and Orphaned Wells

Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Presentations October 6, 2020

PSE’s Dr. Shonkoff Presentation for Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Research Briefs July 31, 2020

Analysis of Air Monitoring Data Collected During Oil Field Well Stimulation Treatments in California: Implications for Human Health

The goal of the study for California Air Resources Board was to determine the potential implications for human health associated with air pollutants identified during hydraulic fracturing and cleanout activities.

Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH, Lee Ann Hill, MPH

Technical Reports July 30, 2020

The Public Health Dimensions of California Wildfire and Wildfire Prevention, Mitigation and Suppression

Lee Ann Hill, MPH, Rachel Blythe, MPH, Elena Krieger, PhD, Audrey Smith, MPH, Ana McPhail, PhD, Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH