“Just Tell Me the Truth”: Understanding Health Risks and Community Perspectives in Karnes County, Texas, an Oil and Gas Community

by Priscilla Villa

Institution: University of North Texas
Year: 2016
Keywords: Fracking; Qualitative Research; Anthropology, Cultural; Anthropology, Medical and Forensic
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2066164
Full text PDF: http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc849759/


Using ethnographic research methods, I collaborated with the organization Earthworks to conduct a community assessment on the health issues related to the air quality in Karnes County, Texas, an oil and gas community. The research consisted of in-depth interviews with residents on their experiences and knowledge on the health issues associated to air quality. This research is going to be used to inform the community and develop strategies to empower community members in improving their environmental conditions. Advisors/Committee Members: Henry, Lisa R, Nunez-Janes, Mariela, Briggle, Adam.