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Introducing HEI Energy Quarterly Research Updates

September 8, 2022

Learn more about ongoing research funded by HEI Energy examining community exposures associated with unconventional oil and gas development.

To keep you informed, HEI Energy is now making available Quarterly Research Updates about progress on our currently funded research. Click on the links below for details about each of our five studies.

Updates will be posted quarterly and can be found on each research team's page. 

TRACER Collaboration on Community Exposure to Air Emissions and Noise:


Request for Qualifications and Proposal for Quality Assurance Oversight

February 17, 2022
The Health Effects Institute (HEI) and Health Effects Institute Energy (HEI Energy) are seeking contractors to provide quality assurance services for their funded studies.

HEI Energy announces its new research program

January 20, 2022
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new research program designed to improve our understanding of community exposures that come directly from unconventional oil and natural gas development (UOGD) across the United States.

HEI Energy Committee Members and Staff to Host AGU Town Hall

December 7, 2021
HEI Energy Committee Chair George Hornberger, Committee member Ted Russell, and HEI Energy staff Donna Vorhees and Anna Rosofsky will hold a Town Hall at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in New Orleans on December 14, 2021.

Register for the Webinar on Abandoned and Orphaned Oil and Natural Gas Wells

November 9, 2021
This webinar will review the current understanding of the scale and location of abandoned and orphaned wells across the U.S. as well as possible human exposures associated with releases to air and water from these wells and efforts to address them.

Webinar 3 in series on energy production and human health

October 19, 2021

The next webinar in the HEI Energy series, Energy Production and Human Health: Surveying Current Knowledge about Exposures from Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Development (UOGD) is scheduled for October 28th. The webinar series will provide impartial information about human exposure and health effects associated with UOGD with two primary objectives:


Webinar 2 in series on energy production and human health

April 29, 2021

The next webinar in the HEI Energy series, Energy Production and Human Health: Surveying Current Knowledge about Exposures from Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Development (UOGD) is scheduled for May 18th. The webinar series will provide impartial information about human exposure and health effects associated with UOGD with two primary objectives:


HEI Energy hosts webinar series on energy production and human health

February 5, 2021
HEI Energy will host a new webinar series, Energy Production and Human Health: Surveying Current Knowledge about Exposures from Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Development (UOGD). Register for the first webinar on February 26, 2021.

HEI Energy releases interactive spatial bibliography

November 18, 2020
HEI Energy has now made available its spatial bibliography, which includes a searchable map displaying the geographical distribution of research on potential changes in environmental quality from the development of oil and gas from unconventional resources (UOGD) in the United States. Users can interact with the map and download curated lists of studies.

HEI Energy presents at 2020 International Society of Exposure Science Annual Meeting

November 3, 2020
At the 2020 Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure Science in September, Donna Vorhees, Director of HEI Energy — an affiliate of the Health Effects Institute — shared HEI Energy’s experience in planning for research about potential human exposures associated with the onshore development of oil and natural gas from shale and other unconventional resources (UOGD) in the United States.