United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Richared E. Toohey

Dick Toohey received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cincinnati in 1973. He spent the first part of his career at Argonne National Laboratory in both research and operational health physics. He is retired from Oak Ridge Associated Universities, where he served as director of the Radiation Internal Dose Information Center, as Sr. Health Physicist for the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center training Site, Director of Dose Reconstruction Programs, and Associate Director of the Independent Environmental Assessment and Verification Program. He is currently a senior health physics consultant with M. H. Chew & Associates of Livermore, CA. He is certified in comprehensive practice by the American Board of Health Physics, was the 2008-09 President of the Health Physics Society, is a member and director of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Treasurer of the International Radiation Protection Association, and Chair of the Science Advisory Committee for the U.S. Transuraniurn and Uranium Registries. His specialties are internal radiation dosimetry, dose reconstruction, and radiological emergency response. Dick has 125 publications in the open literature, and is a retired Lt. Col., US Army Reserve.
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