RICHARD E. TOOHEY, Ph.D., CHP
TITLE: Associate Director
BUSINESS UNIT: Independent Env. Assessment & Verification (IEAV)
TELEPHONE: (865) 576-9561
CURRENT JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist Program Director in managing ORAU efforts to conduct independent environmental surveys and decontamination verification measurements for government and private-sector clients, provide health physics consulting services, and conduct professional training in radiological sciences; also serve as Senior Scientific Advisor to the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS).
ORAU: Current position, June 1, 2010 to present.
Acting Vice-President, University Partnerships, 2009-2010.
Director, Dose Reconstruction Programs, 2005-2009.
Director, ORAU Team Dose Reconstruction Project for NIOSH, 2002-2005.
Hazards Management Team Leader, REAC/TS, 1998-2002.
Technical Director, Radiation Internal Dose Information Center, 1994-2002.
OTHER: Professor of Health Physics and Associate Director, U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries, Washington State University, Richland, Washington, 1993-94.
Adjunct Lecturer in Environmental Sciences, Washington State University, 1993-96.
Dosimetry & Analytical Services Section Head, Argonne National Laboratory, 1991-93.
Health Physics Manager, Argonne National Laboratory, 1987-90.
Biophysicist, Center for Human Radiobiology, Argonne National Laboratory, 1973-87.
Ph.D., nuclear physics, University of Cincinnati, 1973; MS, physics, University of Cincinnati, 1970; AB, physics, Xavier University, 1968.
American Board of Health Physics (comprehensive practice), 1992; recertified 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008.
American Physical Society, member, 1971-present. Sigma Xi, The Research Society of North America, member, 1970-present. Health Physics Society, member, 1976-present; elected Fellow member, 2000; Local Arrangements Chairman, 1985; Nominating Committee, 1985-88; Board of Directors, 1990-93; Standards Committee, 1993-96; Secretary-Elect, 1996-97; Secretary, 1997-99; Environmental Radiation Section, 1980-present; Radon Section, 1990-present; Medical Section, 1995-present; IRPA Delegate, 1992-present; Midwest Chapter, Health Physics Society, 1980-1993: President, 1984-85; Treasurer, 1987-88; Board of Directors, 1992-93; Columbia Chapter, Health Physics Society, 1993-94; East Tennessee Chapter, Health Physics Society, 1994-present; American Academy of Health Physics, 1992-present: Continuing Education Committee, 1994-1997; American Board of Health Physics, Part I Panel of Examiners, 1997-1999, Vice-Chair 2000, Chair 2001. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), Member, 2006-12; Director, 2010-12; Chair, Budget & Finance Committee, 2007-present; Scientific Committees (SC) 57-17, Radionuclide Dosimetry Model for Wounds, 1998-2006; SC 6-3, Uncertainties in Internal Radiation Dosimetry, 2005-2009; SC 6-4, Basic Principles of Dose Reconstruction, 2006-2009.
Dose reconstruction, internal dosimetry, radiological emergency response, environmental measurements.
Author or co-author of 125 papers, book chapters, reports and abstracts in the open literature on internal dosimetry and environmental radioactivity.
Lt. Col., Armor, Retired Reserve, U. S. Army Reserve. Honor graduate: Ordnance Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Armor Officer Advanced Course; Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Officer Course; Command and General Staff College.
Member, Technical Advisory Workgroup on radionuclides in drinking water, American Water Works Association, 1989-2000.
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center, 1992-1997; chair, 1995-1997.
Member, Scientific Committee 57-17, Radionuclide Dosimetry Model for Wounds, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, 1997-present.
Co-inventor, Improved Radon Measuring Device, U.S. patent number 4,948,970.