CURRICULUM VITAE

RICHARD E. TOOHEY, Ph.D., CHP

RICHARD E. TOOHEY, Ph.D., CHP

TITLE: Associate Director
BUSINESS UNIT: Independent Env. Assessment & Verification (IEAV)
TELEPHONE: (865) 576-9561
EMAIL: Dick.Toohey@orau.org

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).

WORK EXPERIENCE

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.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D., nuclear physics, University of Cincinnati, 1973; MS, physics, University of Cincinnati, 1970; AB, physics, Xavier University, 1968.

CERTIFICATION

American Board of Health Physics (comprehensive practice), 1992; recertified 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dose reconstruction, internal dosimetry, radiological emergency response, environmental measurements.

PUBLICATIONS

Author or co-author of 125 papers, book chapters, reports and abstracts in the open literature on internal dosimetry and environmental radioactivity.

MISCELLANEOUS

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.