Clinical Associate Professor
- West Virginia University School of Public Health
- Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences
- PhD, New York University, 1987
Williams PJ, Reeder M, Pekney NJ, Risk D, Osborne J, McCawley M. Atmospheric impacts of a natural gas development within the urban context of Morgantown, West Virginia. Sci Total Environ 639:406-16 (2018).
McCawley, M. Does Increased Traffic Flow Around Unconventional Resource Development Activities Represent the Major Respiratory Hazard to Neighboring Communities: Knowns and Unknowns? Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 23(2):161–166 (2017). doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000361
Hays, J, McCawley, M, Shonkoff, SBC. Public health implications of environmental noise associated with unconventional oil and gas development. Sci Total Environ 580:448-456 (2017).
Haley M, McCawley M, Epstein AC, Arrington B, Bjerke EF. Adequacy of Current State Setbacks for Directional High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus, Barnett, and Niobrara Shale Plays. Environmental health perspectives. 124(9):1323-33 (2016). (2 citations)
McCawley, M. Air Contaminants Associated with Potential Respiratory Effects from Unconventional Resource Development Activities. Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 36(3), 379-387 (2015). (5 citations)
Kurth L, Kolker A, Engle M, Geboy N, Hendryx M, Orem W, McCawley M, Crosby L, Tatu C, Varonka M, DeVera, C. Atmospheric particulate matter in proximity to mountaintop coal mines: sources and potential environmental and human health impacts. Environ Geochem Health (2014) DOI 10.1007/s10653-014-9669-5 (7 citations)
Ziemkiewicz P, Quaranta JD, McCawley M. Practical measures for reducing the risk of environmental contamination in shale energy production. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 16 (7):1692 – 1699 (2014). (15 citations)
Kurth, LM, McCawley, M, Hendryx, M and Lusk, S. Atmospheric Particulate Matter Size Distribution and Concentration in West Virginia Coal Mining and Non-mining Areas. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 24:405-411 (2014) (3 citations)
Siegrist KJ, Reynolds SH, Kashon ML, Lowry DT, Dong C, Hubbs AF, Young SH, Salisbury JL, Porter DW, Benkovic SA, McCawley M, Keane MJ, Mastovich JT, Bunker KL, Cena LG, Sparrow MC, Sturgeon JL, Dinu CZ1, Sargent LM. Genotoxicity of multi-walled carbon nanotubes at occupationally relevant doses. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2014, 11:6 (53 citations)
McCawley M. Air, Noise, and Light Monitoring Results for Assessing Environmental Impacts of Horizontal Gas Well Drilling Operations. Prepared for the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality, May 3, 2013. (6 citations)
TEDX Podcast: episode 9: Can noise from fracking operations affect your health? I discuss the adverse health effects associated with stress from environmental noise exposure and how factors contriuting to noise levels might not be effectively addressed through mitigation measures or setbacks.
About Michael McCawley
Dr. McCawley graduated with a bachelor's degree in Zoology from George Washington University. He received his master's degree in Environmental Engineering from West Virginia University and a doctorate in Environmental Health from New York University.
Dr. McCawley spent over 27 years as a Public Health Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, studying miners’ health, occupational respiratory disease, aerosol measurement and ultrafine particles. While there he worked on projects concerning exposure to wood dust, volcanic ash, diesels, coal mine dust, silica and beryllium. He retired from the US Public Health Service in 2001. He has taught at WVU since 1979, with primary interests in air pollution, aerosols and occupational health. He has developed air sampling equipment and a pulmonary function test. Recently, he has been working on issues related to Marcellus Shale drilling and mountain top mining.
Translational Tobacco and Reduction Research (T2R2)