Society Science Lecture Series
Society Science: East Palestine Train Derailment
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Dr. James Fabisiak, PhD
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
Dr. Peng Gao, PhD
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
Dr. Juliane Beier, PhD
Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
The train derailment in East Palestine, OH, on February 3 has left many Ohio and Pennsylvania residents concerned and confused about the incident’s impact on health, drinking water, and the environment. Information — and misinformation — about the situation is easy to come by, but how serious is it and should you be worried? Join us for a conversation with experts in public health, environmental health, and chemistry inspired by your questions.
About the Host of Society Science Lecture Series:
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Brad Peroney (He/Him)
Team & Program Development Manager
Carnegie Science Center
Brad Peroney is the Program Manager for Team & Community Engagement at Carnegie Science Center, where he manages many family- and adult-oriented programs and hosts the Café Sci lecture series. He studied biology and ecology at Penn State and has worked in environmental and informal education since 2001. When he’s not combatting misinformation, Brad enjoys watching birds, playing guitar, and traveling the world with his wife.
About Society Science at Carnegie Science Center:
Many issues we struggle with in our society can be discussed through the lens of science. Carnegie Science Center aspires to serve as a town square for community dialogue on real-world events and the implications on the Pittsburgh community and beyond. Society Science provides science-based facts and information in a way that everyone can understand, so that the decisions that you make are informed ones and it also explains the science behind some events, laws, practices, and policies that affect you.