Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy is a multidisciplinary, nonprofit research institute that studies the way energy production and use impact public health and the environment. We share our work and translate complex existing science for all audiences. Our headquarters is in Oakland, California.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to supplying evidence-based scientific and technical information on the public health, environmental, and climate dimensions of energy production and use.

  • We put our mission into practice by integrating scientific understanding across multiple disciplines, including engineering, environmental science, and public health.
  • We conduct original research, translate existing research for nontechnical audiences, and disseminate scientific information and analyses to inform policy at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • We focus on the overlap of energy production, public health, and the natural environment and produce vetted scientific analyses.

Our History

PSE was founded in 2010 by a physician, a scientist, and an engineer based at Cornell University, and policy expert recently retired from University of Binghamton. The four had been working individually to fill a knowledge gap at the intersection of environmental science, energy policy, and public health. They came together in Ithaca, New York, to work collectively, and formed Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The group quickly became know simply as "PSE".

PSE Healthy Energy Oakland, CA, USA
Sep 04, 2020
Full Time
Role: Environmental Scientist/Geochemist Focus Area: Upstream Oil and Gas Development ORGANIZATION PSE Healthy Energy is a non-profit energy science and policy research institute dedicated to supplying evidence based, scientific information and resources on the environmental, public health, and climate dimensions of energy production and use. Our work focuses on oil and gas development (e.g., “fracking” and enhanced oil recovery), power plants, renewable energy, energy storage and energy transitions. Our positive, dedicated, and high-functioning team is based out of Oakland, CA.  PSE’s mission is to bring scientific transparency and clarity to energy policy discussions, helping to level the playing field for citizens, NGOs, the media, policymakers, agency staff and elected officials by generating, translating, and disseminating scientific information. No other interdisciplinary collaboration of physicians, scientists, and engineers exists to focus specifically on issues...