CURRICULUM VITAE

Armin J. Ansari, PhD, CHP
Physical Scientist, Health Physicist

Ansari

Health Physicist, Radiation Studies Branch Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
National Center for Environmental Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop F58
Atlanta, GA 30341

Dr. Ansari has his PhD in Radiation Biophysics from the University of Kansas in Lawrence KS after which he did post-doctoral training at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). He is board-certified a Certified Health Physicist (CHP) by the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP). He currently works as a Physical Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta Georgia. Previous to that position, he was a Senior Scientist at Auxier & Associates and a Project Leader, Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program, Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education (ORISE), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), in Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Radiation Biophysics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; 1989 BS, Radiation Biophysics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; 1984

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

1989-1991 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee School of Biomedical Sciences, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

1991-1992 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Life Sciences Division Los Alamos, New Mexico

CERTIFICATION

American Board of Health Physics, recertified through 2012

CITIZENSHIP

USA

WORK EXPERIENCE

2002 -Present

Physical Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Serve as subject matter expert in CDC's radiation emergency preparedness and response activities; Provide scientific input and technical review in the development of key educational programs such as the clinician and public health radiation toolkits; Represent CDC on the Federal Advisory Team for Environment, Food, and Health; Chair the interagency working group on population monitoring and responsible for drafting CDC guidance on population monitoring for local and state public health officials; Management of technical projects, respond to public inquiries, and assist in developing public fact sheets; Provide technical assistance to federal, state and local partners, including representation in numerous outreach programs related to emergency response preparedness. Participation in numerous nuclear power plant ingestion pathway (post 1 plume) exercises as well as national exercises such as TOPOFF2 and TOPOFF4; Provide training and lecture extensively on the topic of radiological/nuclear emergencies for technical and non-technical audiences.

Serve as Co-Investigator for Investigational New Drugs (INDs) Ca-and Zn-DTPA. Serve as Co-Investigator for IND protocol for use of Neupogen ® for Treatment of Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) – submitted to FDA

1994 – 2002

Senior Scientist, Auxier & Associates, Inc., Knoxville, TN

Served as consultant on matters relating to radiological site characterization, radiation dose assessment, remedial action activities, regulatory compliance, and radiation litigation. Provided technical consultation on several remediation projects. One project involved remediation of more than 110,000 tons of NORM-impacted soil from Martha oil field in eastern Kentucky. Performed bioassay radiation dose calculations, contributed to preparing an Internal Dosimetry Technical Basis Document for the Bechtel Jacobs Company, and served as consultant in reviewing dose assessment calculations for bioassay records of employees in three DOE facilities.

1992-1994

Project Leader, Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Oak Ridge, Tennessee . Provided technical assistance to DOE and NRC. The main focus was to perform verification surveys for the NRC as part of the overall decommissioning process. Responsibilities included overall project management of multiple survey sites ranging from small research reactors to fuel fabrication facilities. Activities included technical review and evaluation of documents regarding radiological characterization and remedial action activities, development and implementation of radiological survey plans, direct communication with regulatory agency representatives, supervision of on-site teams of health physics technicians, and preparation of technical reports. Also performed technical analyses and prepared technical reports in support of NRC’s rulemaking activities. Served as supervisor of radiation technologists and was responsible for their performance evaluations.

1989-1992

Postdoctoral Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Studied the mechanisms of induction of mutations in human lymphoblasts, fibroblasts, and Chinese hamster ovary cells by X-rays, alpha particles, and heavy ions. Research involved classical mammalian tissue culture experiments and modern molecular biology such as shuttle vector experiments and extensive amount of DNA sequencing. The research was part of a broader DOE-sponsored program to study mutagenic effects of radon. Supervised semester research projects of graduate and undergraduate students in ORNL and LANL. Received the DOE Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral fellowship.

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Radiation Biophysics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, and Department of Radiology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Graduate studies and research leading to a dissertation entitled "Organization of Rat Neuronal DNA as a Function of Dose, Time after Irradiation, and Age." This was a relatively large animal study involving several hundred rats including the irradiated and unirradiated controls. As part of this work, performed radiation field characterizations associated with a newly installed cesium irradiator and provided dosimetry data for other investigators on various tissue culture and animal irradiation geometries using TLD, ionization chambers and Fricke dosimetry.

1983 – 1984

Laboratory Assistant, Radiation Safety Office, University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Conducted periodic radiation surveys of research laboratories and operated an incinerator for disposal of liquid scintillation vials. Served as a member of the Campus Emergency Response Team.

AWARDS

Excellence in Public Health Practice Award, National Center for Environmental Health, 2009 Nominee, CDC Charles C. Shepard Science Awards, 2006 CDC Honor Award for collaborative success, Nuclear/Radiological Response, 2004. DOE Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1991 Graduated with Distinction and with Departmental Honors, Univ. of Kansas, 1984 ICRR Young Investigators Travel Award, 1991 Radiation Research Society Travel Award, 1988, 1990

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Adjunct associate professor of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, Georgia Institute

of Technology (2009 – present) National Health Physics Society (HPS), plenary member (1993 – present) HPS Board of Directors (2005 – 2008); Director for Strategic Plan Goal 3: Enhancing Scientific and Professional Development HPS Continuing Education Committee (2001-4), Chair (2003-4) Professional Enrichment Program coordinator for the HPS annual meetings in 2002 and

Atlanta Chapter of the Health Physics Society (2003 – present), President-elect (2010) East Tennessee Chapter of the Health Physics Society (1993 – 2003) American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP), diplomat (1996 – present) AAHP Professional Development Committee (2001-3), Chair (2003)

Radiation Research Society (1984 – 2003)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Homeland Security Council Interagency Policy Coordination Subcommittee for Preparedness & Response to Radiological and Nuclear Threats (2008 – present)

Georgia East Metro Health District Medical Reserve Corps -MRC (2006 – present)

Gwinnett County Community Emergency Response Team -CERT (2008 – present)

Master’s Thesis committee for several graduate students at Georgia Institute of Technology (2005 -present).

HPS Professional Enrichment Program (PEP) and American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP) Continuing Education Courses (1999 – present).

Working Group for ANSI/HPS N13.59, Characterization of Land Areas and Structures in Support of Decommissioning (2005–2009).

Board of Directors of Auxier & Associates, Inc. (1996 – 1999)

EEO Advisory Council at ORAU (1993–1994)

PUBLICATIONS

Published under the names of Armin J. Ansari and Armin Jaberaboansari. In addition to publications listed below, authored and co-authored numerous technical reports in the general area of applied health physics. Examples include leading author of CDC guidance, Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies: a Guide for State and Local Public Health Planners (2007) and a contributing author to the federal Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation (2009).

Book/Book Chapters Ansari A. 2009. Radiation Threats and Your Safety. A Guide to Preparation and Response for Professionals and Community. Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Malilay J., D. Batts, A. Ansari, C.W. Miller, C. Brown. 2009. Natural disasters and environmental hazards. In CDC Health Information for International Travel 2010. Atlanta: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.

Technical/Scientific Journals

Jaberaboansari, A., G. B. Nelson, J. L. Roti Roti, and K. T. Wheeler. 1988. Postirradiation alterations of neuronal chromatin structure. Radiat Res 114; 94-104.

Jaberaboansari, A., M. R. Landis, C. A. Wallen, and K. T. Wheeler. 1989. Alterations of neuronal nuclear matrix and chromatin structure after irradiation under aerobic and anoxic conditions. Radiat Res 119; 57-72.

Jaberaboansari, A., C. A. Fletcher, C. A. Wallen, and K. T. Wheeler. 1989. Organization of DNA in cerebellar neurons of aging unirradiated and irradiated rats. Mech Ageing Dev 50; 257-276.

Jaberaboansari, A. 1989. Organization of rat neuronal DNA as a function of dose, time after irradiation, and age. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Kansas.

Waters, L. C., M. O. Sikpi, R. J. Preston, S. Mitra, and A. Jaberaboansari. 1991. Mutations induced by ionizing radiation in a plasmid replicated in human cells. I. Similar, nonrandom distribution of mutations in unirradiated and x-irradiated DNA. Radiat Res 127; 190 – 201.

Jaberaboansari, A., W. C. Dunn, R. J. Preston, S. Mitra, and L. C. Waters. 1991. Mutations induced by ionizing radiation in a plasmid replicated in human cells. II. Sequence analysis of α-particle-induced point mutations. Radiat Res 127; 202 -210.

Park, M.S., T. Hanks, A. Jaberaboansari, and D.J. Chen. 1995. Molecular analysis of gamma-ray-induced mutations at the hprt locus in primary human skin fibroblasts by multiplex polymerase chain reaction. Radiat Res 141; 11-18.

Ansari, A.J., J. R. Frazier, and H. M. Prichard. 1996. Assessment of dose from external exposure at NORM-impacted sites. In NORM/NARM: Regulation and Risk Assessment, Proceedings of the 29 th Midyear Topical Meeting, Health Physics Society, pp 225-229.

Ansari, A. 2004. Dirty bomb pills, shots, weeds, and spells. Health Physics News 32(11):1-7.

Smith, J.M., A. Ansari, and F. Harper. 2005. Hospital management of mass radiological casualties: reassessing exposures from contaminated victims of an exploded radiological dispersal device. Health Phys., 89(5); 513-20.

Miller C.W, R.C. Whitcomb, A. Ansari, C. McCurley, A. Guinn, and F. Tucker. 2007. The roles of medical health physicists in a medical radiation emergency. Health Phys. 93(5):S187-90.

Katz L, and A. Ansari. 2007. Survey of patient release information on radiation and security checkpoints. J Nucl Med. 48(12):14N–23N.

McCurley C., C.W. Miller, F.E. Tucker, A. Guinn, E. Donnelly, A. Ansari, M. Holcombe, J.B. Nemhauser, and R.C. Whitcomb. 2009. Educating medical staff about responding to a radiological or nuclear emergency. Health Phys. 96(5):S50-4.

Scarboro S., N. Hertel, E. Burgett, R. Howell, and A. Ansari. 2009. Validation of Monte Carlo simulation of a thyroid uptake system using various sources and a slab phantom. Nuclear News 168:169-72.

Burns K., N. Hertel, and A. Ansari. 2009. Monte Carlo simulations to determine doses to healthcare providers after a radiological dispersal device event. Nuclear News 168:820

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Kazzi Z.N., J.B. Nemhauser JB, A. Ansari, C. McCurley, R. Whitcomb, C Miller. 2010. Medical Toxicology and Public Health: Update on Research and Activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. J Med Toxicol. 6(2):230-33.

ABSTRACTS/PRESENTATIONS

Jaberaboansari, A., G. B. Nelson, K. T. Wheeler, and J. L. Roti Roti, Postirradiation alterations of neuronal chromatin structure. Presented at the annual meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Atlanta, Georgia, February 21-26, 1987.

Wheeler, K. T., G. B. Nelson, C. A. Wallen, A. Jaberaboansari, and J. L. Roti Roti, Accessibility as a regulator of DNA repair. Presented at the 8th International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR), Edinburgh, Scotland, July 19-24, 1987.

Jaberaboansari, A., M. R. Landis, C. A. Wallen, and K. T. Wheeler, Structural alterations of neuronal chromatin irradiated under aerobic and anoxic conditions. Presented at the annual meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1621, 1988.

Jaberaboansari, A., M. R. Landis, C. A. Wallen, and K. T. Wheeler, "Flow Cytometric study of nuclear matrix associated DNA and protein in dividing and nondividing cells." Cytometry, Suppl. 2; 73, 1988.

Jaberaboansari, A., and K. T. Wheeler, Chromatin structure of cerebellar neurons in aging irradiated and unirradiated rates. Presented at the annual meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Seattle, Washington, March 18-23, 1989.

Jaberaboansari, A., S. Mitra, R. J. Preston, and L. C. Waters, "Molecular analysis of ionizing radiation-induced mutations in a human shuttle plasmid." J. Cell Biochem. Suppl. 14A; 54, 1990.

Jaberaboansari, A., W. C. Dunn, R. J. Preston, S. Mitra, and L. C. Waters, A comparative analysis of mutation induced by low and high LET radiation in human shuttle plasmid. Presented at the annual meeting of the Radiation Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7-12, 1990.

Jaberaboansari, A., A. M. Herman, and S. Mitra, X ray-induced point mutations in a plasmid replicated in Escherichia coli and human lymphoblasts: Is there a common denominator? Presented at the 9th International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR), Toronto, Canada, July 7-12, 1991.

Jaberaboansari, A., W. C. Dunn, L. C. Water, R. J. Preston, and S. Mitra, A comparative analysis of point mutations induced after X-irradiation of a human shuttle plasmid under different free radical-scavenging conditions. Presented at the 9th International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR), Toronto, Canada, July 7-12, 1991.

Jaberaboansari, A., M. A. Hankins, R. E. Palmer, D. J. Chen, and M. R. Raju, Mutation induced by alpha particles of different energy in two hamster cell lines with similar radiosensitivity but different nuclear configuration. Presented at the 11th Symposium on Microdosimetry, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, September 13-18, 1992.

Ansari, A. J., J. R. Frazier and H. M. Prichard, Assessment of dose from external exposure at NORM-impacted sites. Proceedings of the 29th midyear topical meeting of the Health Physics Society, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 7 -10, 1996.

Ansari, A. and H.M. Prichard, Radiological characterization surveys: getting the most bang for the buck. Presented at 44th annual meeting of the Health physics Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 27 – July 1, 1999.

Ansari, A., Naturally occurring radioactive materials; Panel presentation at the Fourth International Decommissioning Symposium, Knoxville, Tennessee, June 12-16, 2000.

Ansari, A., HHS/CDC Radiological Emergency Response. Presented at the FEMA Region IV Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Conference, Charleston, SC, December 3-6, 2002.

Ansari, A., Radiological Emergency Response Roles at CDC. Presented at the 13 th annual National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Portland, OR, April 2003.

Ansari, A., the Potassium Iodide Discourse and Public Perception, panel presentation at the 13 th annual National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Portland, OR, April 2003.

Ansari, A. Radiation Dosimetry. Presented at Commission Corps Readiness Force Radiation Training Course, Noble Training Center, Anniston, Alabama, April 2003.

Ansari, A. Radiological Incident Response. Presented at NRC/FEMA Training, Outreach, Planning Conference, Phoenix, Mesa, December, 2003.

Ansari, A., Radiological Incidents. Presented at the G8 Public Health Task Force Seminar, Jesup, Georgia, January 23, 2004

Smith JM, A. Ansari, M. Spano, Hospital management of mass radiological casualties. In: Proceedings of the 40th annual meeting of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements on Advances in Consequence Management of Radiological Terrorism Events; 2004 April 14-15; Arlington, Virginia. Bethesda: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Annual Meeting Abstracts; 2004. p. 17

Ansari, A. The Advisory Team for Environment, Food, and Health, and HHS/CDC Roles in Radiological Emergencies; presented at NRC/FEMA Training, Outreach, Planning Conference, Dallas, Texas, November, 2004.

Ansari, A. Public health response to a nuclear/radiological emergency. Presented as part of the American Academy of Health Physics continuing education course at the 38 th midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, New Orleans, LA, February 12, 2005.

Ansari, A. Radiation Pharmaceutical Countermeasures: Current Status and the Challenges Ahead. Presented at 50th annual meeting of the Health physics Society, Spokane, Washington, July 13, 2005.

Ansari, A., RC Whitcomb, CW Miller, and J. Chapman, Population Monitoring Activities Associated with the National Response Plan. Presented at 50th annual meeting of the Health physics Society, Spokane, Washington, July 13, 2005.

Miller, CW, RC Whitcomb, A Ansari, Radiological Monitoring of People Following a Radiation Exposure Event, presented at the 39 th midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, Scottsdale, AZ, January 2006.

Ansari, A. Dirty Bomb Pills, Shots, Weeds, and Spells -Radiation Pharmaceutical Countermeasures, presented at the 27th International Disaster Management Conference, Orlando, FL, February 10, 2006.

Ansari, A. Public Health Response to a Nuclear/Radiological Emergency, presented at the Sam Nunn Security Program, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 7, 2006.

Ansari, A, Public Health Response to a Nuclear/Radiological Emergency, Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Lansing, MI, April 25, 2006.

Ansari, A. Population Monitoring Following a Radiological Emergency -Federal Assistance and Challenges for Local and State Responders, presented at the 38 th annual meeting o the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD), Detroit, MI, May 8, 2006.

Ansari, A, Public Health Response to a Nuclear/Radiological Emergency, presented as a Professional Enrichment Program (PEP) course at the 51 st annual meeting of the Health Physics Society, Providence, RI, June 2006.

Ansari, A, Public Health Response to Nuclear/Radiological Emergencies, presented to Dekalb County Board of Health Medical Reserve Corps, Atlanta, GA, October 20, 2006.

Ansari, A. Lecturer at Advanced Radiation Life Support course, National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Conference, Nashville, TN, March 18, 2007.

Ansari, A, Roles of Medical Physicists in a Nuclear/Radiological Emergency, presented to the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SEAAPM), Atlanta, GA, March 23, 2007.

Ansari, A. CDC Update, presented at the annual National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Newport Beach, CA, April 2007.

Ansari, A. Nuclear/Radiological Emergencies, presented at the Georgia Governor’s Emergency Management Conference, Savannah, GA, June 2007.

Ansari, A, L, Katz, Release of Individuals Containing Byproduct Material in the Context of Radiation Monitoring at Security Checkpoints, presented before the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI), Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD, June 13, 2007.

Ansari, A, Roles and Training Needs of Hospital RSOs and Medical Physicists in a Nuclear/Radiological Terrorism Incident, presented before the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI), Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD, June 13, 2007.

Ansari, A, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Volunteer Opportunity for Health Physicists to Contribute to Their Local Communities, Continuing Education Lecture (CEL) presented at the 52 nd annual meeting of the Health Physics Society, Portland, OR, July 9, 2007.

Ansari, A, RC Whitcomb, CW Miller, Population Monitoring: Development of Planning Guidance for State and Local Officials, presented at the 52 nd annual meeting of the Health Physics Society, Portland, OR, July 10, 2007.

Miller, C.W., RC Whitcomb, A. Ansari, JB Nemhauser, C. McCurley, Radiological Dispersal, Polonium-210, and Lessons for Public Health, presented at the 52 nd annual meeting of the Health Physics Society, Portland, OR, July 10, 2007.

Ansari, A. Medical Response Planning for Nuclear/Radiological Emergencies, presented at the 49 th annual meeting of American Association o Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), Minneapolis, MN, July 28, 2007.

Ansari, A, Population Monitoring – Practical Considerations, presented at the Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) Scientific Update Course, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI), Bethesda, MD, August 2, 2007.

Ansari, A, Radiation awareness training, presented to the Georgia East Metro Health District Medical Reserve Corps, Lawrenceville, GA, November 17, 2007.

Ansari, A., Workshop on Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies – Practical Considerations. Presented at the annual National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2008.

Miller, C.W., J.B. Nemhauser, R.C. Whitcomb, C.M. McCurley, A. Ansari, R.L. Jones, Professionals in Treating Victims of an Event Involving Radiation. Presented at the 53 th annual meeting of the Health Physics Society, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2008.

Ansari, A., Perception of “Safe” Dose Among a Group of Radiation Professionals. Presented at the 53 th annual meeting of the Health Physics Society, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2008.

Ansari, A, Population Monitoring – Practical Considerations in a Radiation Emergency. Presented at the Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) Scientific Update Course, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI), Bethesda, MD, August 2008.

Ansari A., J. Nemhauser, K. Caspary, and J. Hardeman. Radiation emergency response training workshop. Presented at the Georgia East Metro Health District leadership meeting, Brasstown valley Resort, Young Harris, GA, September 2008.

Miller, C.W., A. Ansari. Monitoring of People Following a Mass Casualty Event Involving Radiation or Radionuclides: The Role of CDC. Presented at the midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, San Antonio, TX, February 2009.

Ansari, A. The Role of Volunteer Radiation Professionals in Improving Radiological Preparedness. . Presented at the midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, San Antonio, TX, February 2009.

Ansari, A. K. Caspary. Planning Tools for Operating Community Reception Centers in Response to Large Scale Radiation Emergencies. Presented at the midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, San Antonio, TX, February 2009.

Ansari, A. K. Caspary, J. Nemhauser. Workshop on Public Health Response to radiation Emergencies. Presented at the Public Health Preparedness Summit, San Diego, CA, February 2009.

Thomas, R. A. Ansari, J. Nemhauser. The Public Health Response to a Nuclear or Radiological Incident. Presented at the HHS Integrated Training Summit, Dallas, TX, April 2009.

Ansari, A. K. Caspary, B. Simonton. Community Reception Center Training. Presented to the Georgia East Metro Health District Medical Reserve Corps, Lawrenceville, GA, May 2009.

Ansari, A. Roles and Responsibilities of Volunteer Radiation Professionals in a Radiation Emergency. Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Medical Physics, Virginia Beach, VA, May 2009.

Ansari, A., J. Smith. Radiation Emergencies for Environmental Health Professionals. A workshop presentation at the National Environmental Health Association’s Annual Education Conference & Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, June 2009.

Ansari, A, J. Dixon, R. Whitcomb, C. Miller, R McBurney, Federal Government Nuclear Detonation Preparedness: Population Monitoring and Decontamination Recommendations. Presented at the 54 th annual meeting of the Health Physics Society, Minneapolis, MN, July 2009.

Ansari, A. Population Health Effects of IND Detonation: Planning Considerations. Presented at the National Level Exercise (NLE) 2010 Regional Planning Workshop, Las Vegas, NV, August 2009.

Ansari, A., E. Fitch, R. McBurney. Community Preparedness for Radiation Emergencies: How Can the MRCs help? Presented at the National Conference on Community Preparedness, Arlington, VA, August 2009.

Ansari, A., J. Smith. Radiation Emergencies for Environmental Health Professionals. A workshop presentation at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, Cape Canaveral, FL, October 2009.

Ansari, A. Responding to a Nuclear Emergency and How You Can Help! A Woodruff Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs Seminar. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, January 2010.

Ansari, A., A. Scheller, K. Caspary, D. Burns, S. Bolcar, J. Waters. Creating Virtual Environments for Training Non-Technical Responders for Radiation Emergencies. Presented at the midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, Albuquerque, NM, January 2010.

McCurley, C., A. Ansari, K. Pollard, C.W. Miller, RC Whitcomb. Communicating with the Public About Radiological Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Audience Research,

Presented at the midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, Albuquerque, NM, January 2010.

Ansari, A. R. Levin, J. Nemhauser, A. Chang, R. Jones, K. Caspary, A. Salame-Alfie, F. Fisher-Tyler. Radiation Emergencies – An Integrated Public Health Response. Workshop presentation at the Public Health Preparedness Summit, Atlanta, GA, February 2010.

Ansari, A., Practical Considerations for Setting up a Community reception Center (CRC). Presented at the annual National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2010.

Ansari, A., Panel presentation: The Advisory Team for Environment, Food and Health: “Who, What, When, Where, and Why.” Presented at the annual National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2010.

Ansari, A. and J.M. Smith, Radiation and Environmental Health Response. Presented at the Noble training facility at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL, May 2010.

Ansari, A. Population Monitoring, presented at the FRMAC International Response and Consequence Management Workshop, Las Vegas, NV, May 2010.

Ansari, A., K. Caspary, S. Levinson, R. Vásconez, Successful Partnership between Medical Reserve Corps and Radiation Professionals: Providing Community Resiliency in a Large Scale Radiation Emergency. Presented at the HHS Integrated Medical, Public Health, Preparedness and Response Training Summit, Las Vegas, NV May 2010.

Ansari, A. Population Monitoring: State and Local Responsibilities, and CDC Training and Planning Tools. Presented at Symposium on Developing a Radiological Volunteer Capacity. New York City, NY, June 2010.

Ansari, A, R McBurney. 2010. Promoting the Use of Volunteer Radiation Professionals in Local and State Emergency Response Planning. Health Phys. 99(1):S69.

Palmer, R., E.A. Burgett. N.E. Hertel, and A. Ansari. 2010. Assessing Internal Contamination with a Portal Monitor. . Health Phys. 99(1):S79.

***Presentations at numerous NRC/FEMA federal outreach programs in preparation for nuclear power reactor radiological emergency exercises.