Celebrating Women in Radiation Protection

The Health Physics Society (HPS) encourages the observance and celebration of the crucial role of women in radiation protection.

This web page was born after relevant discussions between Dr. Emily Caffrey, Dr. Sara Dumit, and Dr. Nicole Martinez on the importance of celebrating women in the health physics (radiation protection) field. We thank Caffrey, Dumit, and Martinez for their leadership in being cofounders of this important effort.

The HPS Public Information Committee (PIC) is responsible for administering this page and keeping it updated on an ongoing basis. The PIC will continue to compile names, biographies, and photos of early-career, well-established, and deceased women in radiation protection so we can share them with you here.

If you know of a noteworthy woman who is not yet featured on these pages, please let us know.

We invite you to learn more about some impressive women!


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