About

Concerned Health Professionals of New York is an initiative to amplify the voices of hundreds of health professionals in New York who have been calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to conduct a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing. As health professionals who everyday serve and care for New Yorkers, it is critical that the public health and safety of our communities is taken into consideration before any decision is made on whether or not to lift the current moratorium on fracking in New York.

Concerned Health Professionals of New York is also an online resource center for the public, press, elected officials and other health professionals to learn of our ongoing work to ask the Governor for a comprehensive HIA as well as access the documentation of the serious health risks posed to New Yorkers by hydraulic fracturing.

We in the professional medical and public health communities stand in firm belief that the potentially grave health risks posed by shale gas drilling and fracking to air, water, soil, and community integrity call for a transparent, comprehensive Health Impact Assessment. The people of our state and generations to come deserve no less.

Concerned Health Professionals of NY includes:

  • David O. Carpenter, MD, Director, Institute for Health and the Environment University at Albany
  • Sheila Bushkin, MD, MPH, represents the Preventive Medicine and Family Health Committee of the Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Marybeth Carlberg, MD, Physician Advisory Board for Onondaga County Health Dept.; SUNY Upstate, Teaching Faculty, Syracuse, NY
  • Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College
  • Larysa Dyrszka, MD, retired pediatrician
  • Kathy Curtis, LPN, Executive Director, Clean and Healthy New York; co-chair Policy-Advocacy Work Group, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
  • Margaret Roberts, Capital Region Against Breast Cancer! (CRAAB!); New York State Breast Cancer Network
  • Mary Menapace, RN, Skaneateles, NY
  • Kathleen Nolan, MD, MSL, Research Director for Catskill Mountainkeeper