When I lived in Wyoming, I watched gas development and extraction completely transform, in negative ways, the small town of Pinedale. Huge increase in social problems (incr crime, drinking, physical/domestic abuse, etc.), major impact on small roads in the county, ozone warnings more frequent than LA and SLC, and degradation of the general satisfaction of living there. The use of methamphetamine in this working population is way above average, and the negative impacts from this drug became hugely evident over the years.
I also watched the folks in Pavillion, WY go from super clean well water to well water you can light on fire (literally) due to gas development along the Wind River. Folks there have not been able to drink their well water for years due to contamination from fracking fluids. The companies will publicly state they just pump water into the rock seams.
Several years ago in SW Colorado a man that worked on a gas rig had frack fluid spilled on him (which caused multiple injuries) and he was transported to a hospital in Durango, CO. A female nurse in the ED that cared for him became instantly ill, with strange symptoms....the gas company would not reveal what chemicals were in the fluids...they are proprietary formulas. Recent legislation has required the disclosure of the chemicals used - not just water in there after all!
The upside to the gas development is that the jobs are good jobs with high pay. Many HS grads in our little town would graduate (or drop out at age 16-17) and go work in the gas fields - making $45-50k a year right off the bat. Folks can make a lot of cash really quickly. The towns around the gas fields get a fair bit of money from the oil/gas companies (Pinedale had a huge recreation center built on this money for example), and the employee monies also improve the economy in these areas.
I'm not anti gas or oil development. But, I am for requiring these companies to act in more environmentally friendly ways. I also think that our country is probably 20 years late in developing the infrastructure and products of renewable energy.
Long and drifting response to the original question, and I don't know of any research done on this industry that is not contaminated by the corporations that conduct this kind of extractive industry.