Unconventional Oil & Natural Gas - Third Public Workshop, July 2015

July 30, 2015

Strategic Agenda for Research on the Potential Impacts of 21st Century Oil and Gas Development in the Appalachian Region and Beyond

Public Workshop, July 30, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA

This third and final public workshop provided an opportunity for the HEI Special Scientific Committee to hear comments on the draft Strategic Research Agenda on the Impacts of 21st Century Oil and Gas Development in the Appalachian Region and Beyond (pdf) from interested members of academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations. Workshop participants heard an overview of the draft Research Agenda as well as summaries of the Committee’s priority research questions organized into three general areas of research: Stressor and Exposure Characterization, Health and Well-Being, and Evaluation of Most-Effective Practices. Participants also had a chance to voice their own research questions and priorities during a facilitated discussion. Organizational support was provided by the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics.


Welcome and Introductions

Jul 30 2015 - 8:30am

8:30 AM


Robert O'Keefe

Health Effects Institute

Presentation of the draft Research Agenda

Jul 30 2015 - 8:45am

8:45 AM

Purpose and Application of the Research Agenda

George Hornberger

Vanderbilt University

9:05 AM

Overview of the Research Agenda

Donna J. Vorhees
, Health Effects Institute

9:25 AM

Stressor and Exposure Characterization

9:55 AM

Health and Well-Being

11:15 AM

Evaluation of Most-Effective Practices

11:45 AM

Review of Research Recommendations

Alison Cullen

University of Washington

12:00 PM


Looking Ahead: Workshop Participant Views on the draft Research Agenda

Jul 30 2015 - 12:30pm
For each general area of research, we would like participants to consider the following questions:
1. Is anything missing?
2. Is there anything that doesn’t belong?
3. Are certain research topics emphasized too much or too little?
4. Is anything inaccurate?

12:30 PM

Overarching Comments: Stressor and Exposure Characterization; Health and Well-Being; Evaluation of Most-Effective Practices

Workshop participants; Moderated by George Hornberger, Vanderbilt University

3:25 PM

Closing Remarks and Next Steps

Daniel S. Greenbaum
, Health Effects Institute
Fairmont, Pittsburgh
510 Market Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States