The Wylie Lab works with communities living amidst oil and gas extraction to help them study, understand and act on changes in the environment that impact their health, community and quality of life.
Karnes County, Texas
In collaboration with Earthwork/OGAP and community members in Karnes County Texas the Wylie Lab is studying the impacts on human and community health of living in the top oil and gas producing region in Texas.
In 2017 we released a collaborative study Hazards in the Air on reported health impacts in the community and the health effects of volatile organic chemicals detected down-wind of oil and gas processing facilities.
Priscilla Villa, Earthworks South Texas Organizer
Lourdes Vera, Doctoral Student Northeastern University (Sociology)
Sharon Wilson, Earthworks Gulf Region Organizer
Alan Septoff, Earthworks Communications Director
Dr. Chunrong Jia, Associate Professor of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Memphis Analysis and Interpretation of VOCs Data
Ngee Sing Chong, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Middle Tennessee State University Laboratory Analysis and Identification of VOCs in air samples
Christine Luong, Northeastern University Undergraduate (Health Science)
Deborah Thomas, Executive Director at ShaleTest Director of Field Sampling
Erik Hanley, Northeastern University Undergraduate Research Assistant (Health Sciences)
Anna Walsh, Northeastern University Undergraduate Research Assistant (Environmental Health)
Zhuqing Xue, Ph.D student in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Memphis Analysis of VOC Data
Viktoriya Abakumova, Northeastern University Undergraduate Research Assistant Citations and Data Analysis
Haley Stiel, Northeastern University Undergraduate Research Assistant Graphic Design
Invited by Patti Sonntag as part of a series of investigative reports on Hydrogen Sulfide emissions produced during oil extraction in Saskatchewan, the Wylie lab is working with concerned community members:
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