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Seth Shonkoff

Executive Director
PSE Healthy Energy


Areas of Expertise:

Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Policy, Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, Oil

Additional Areas of Expertise:

Environmental Public Health

Dr. Seth Shonkoff is the executive director of the energy science and policy organization, PSE Healthy Energy, a visiting scholar in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley, and an affiliate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA. An environmental and public health scientist by training, he has more than 15 years of experience in water, air, climate, and population health research. Dr. Shonkoff completed his PhD in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and his MPH in epidemiology at the School of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a contributing author to the Human Health chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Dr. Shonkoff’s current work focuses on the human health, environmental and climate dimensions of oil and gas development in the United States and abroad. He has worked and published on topics related to air and water quality and the environmental and public health dimensions of energy choices and climate change from scientific and policy perspectives. Dr. Shonkoff has also researched interaction between the climate and human health dimensions of shorter-live climate forcing emissions (i.e., methane, ozone, black carbon, sulphate particles, etc.) and on the development of more effective anthropogenic climate change mitigation policies that generate socioeconomic and health co-benefits.

Recent Comments by Seth Shonkoff

  • "Dr. Howarth and Mr. Schroeder, Thank you for your posts. We would like to bring up the issue of public health benefits of a strong upstream oil and g"
    EPA’s Methane Rule Comes Up Short