Kathryn Brock

Kathryn M. Brock serves as Director, Division of Preparedness and Response (DPR), Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR) at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In this role she is responsible for the development of emergency preparedness and incident response policies, regulations, programs and guidelines for currently licensed nuclear reactors and potential new reactors, as well as radioactive material facilities. She provides technical expertise regarding emergency preparedness issues and conducts technical and regulatory reviews of emergency preparedness applications and amendments, including coordination with international, federal, and state government agency counterparts. In her incident response role, she manages the NRC Headquarters Incident Response Center, including developing and directing implementation of the policies and programs for the agency's response to incidents involving licensed facilities and materials. She directs the conduct of emergency exercises and coordinates incident response programs with international, Federal, State, and local governments and licensees.

Prior to joining the NRC, Ms. Brock worked in several positions related to occupational health and radiation protection, including Senior Health Physicist for the Oregon State University TRIGA research reactor. Ms. Brock has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Physics and Industrial Hygiene from Purdue University and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Health Management from Oregon State University.

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