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Dr. Armin Ansari

Dr. Armin Ansari

Dr. Armin Ansari is the Radiological Assessment Team Lead at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in radiation biophysics from the University of Kansas, and conducted his postdoctoral research and training in radiation-induced mutagenesis at Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories. He was a senior scientist with a radiological consulting firm before joining CDC in 2002.

Dr. Ansari has led the development of key national guidance documents including guides for population monitoring and operation of public shelters after radiation emergencies and has developed training products for public health professionals. He also led the development and audience testing of radiation risk communication products including the CDC Radiation Hazard Scale.

Dr. Ansari is an elected member of the National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements (NCRP) and serves as its Scientific Vice President for Nuclear and Radiological Security and Safety. He is president emeritus of the U.S. Health Physics Society and an adjunct associate professor of nuclear and radiological engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

He has served as member of the United States delegation to UNSCEAR since 2014 and as alternate representative since 2016.

Last updated: Wednesday, 14 October 2020