Kathryn Higley

Kathryn Higley is a Professor and led the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University for a decade. She has managed OSU's Radiation Health Physics program, including developing its online graduate degree, into the largest in the country. Dr. Higley has been at Oregon State University since 1994. She is a Council Member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (which advises the US Government on radiation safety issues). She is a Board Member and Fellow of the Health Physics Society. She is a Certified Health Physicist. She is the Interim Director of the Center for Quantitative Life Sciences at OSU. In 2022 she was named an OSU Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering. Dr. Higley and her students have done research in radiologically contaminated environments around the globe. She serves as a technical resource to communities impacted by radiological contamination and assists multiple organizations in their efforts to communicate radiological risk to stakeholders.

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