Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

James  Smith

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Environmental Health

 

Research Physicist, Radiation Effects Group,

RCA Space Center, Princeton, NJ (1969-71)

 

Senior Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biophysics,

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (1971-74) 

 

Assoc. Research Professor, University of Utah

School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT (1974-1982)

 

Chief, Physical Agents Effects Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC, Cincinnati, OH  (1983-89)

Chief, Radiation Studies Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA (1990-2001)

Assoc. Division Director for Radiation, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA (2002-2006)

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U.S. Public Health Service Superior Service Award for establishing CDC as major international focus for radiation epidemiology (1994)

Appointed CDC Distinguished Scientist/Consultant (2001-2006)

CDC Honor Award for Nuclear/Radiological Response (2004)

Nominee, CDC Charles C. Shepard Science Award for best scientific research paper of 2005

Contact Information

, GA

Phone: 678-200-9041

Email: jsmith9@emory.edu

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Areas of Interest

  • Global Health
  • Imaging
  • Public Health Preparedness and Response
  • Risk Assessment

Affiliations & Activities

Consultant, International Atomic Energy Agency (2003-2004)

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Working Group on Radiological/Nuclear Threat Countermeasures (2003-2004)

G-7 Global Health Security Action Group, Nuclear and Radiological Technical Committee (2003-2006)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Working Group on Medical Management of Radiation Casualties( 2003-2005)

Scientific Committee, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (2005-2006)

Governor's Appointee to Georgia Board of Public Health (2010-11)

Editorial Board, International Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (2000-2005)

Editorial Board, Health Physics Journal (1986-1994)

Publications

  • , , A public health perspective on the U.S. response to the Fukushima radiological emergency, Health Physics, 108(3), 357-363, ,
  • , , SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, , ,
  • , , Potassium Iodide Prophylaxis: What Have We Learned?, Thyroid, 22, 344-46
  • , , Prenatal Radiation Exposure: Background Material for Counseling Pregnant Patients Exposed to Radiation, Disaster Med. and Public Hlth. Prep., 5(1), 62-68
  • , , Hospital management of mass radiological casualties: contaminated victims from an exploded radiological dispersal device, 2005 , Health Physics Journal, 89(5), 513-520
  • , , Electrosurgery in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery: principles, advances and complications, Laryngoscope, 111(5), 769-780
  • , , Radiofrequency Electrosurgery. , Journal of Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 11, No. 1, 1-7., ,
  • , , Estimating Sample Size for Epidemiologic Studies: The Impact of Ignoring Exposure Measurement Uncertainty. , Statistics in Medicine, 17, 1375-1389. , ,
  • , , Why Should We Do Environmental Dose Reconstructions? , Health Physics, 71(4), 420-424., ,
  • , , A Review of non-ionizing radiation research , Health Phys. 53, No. 6, 567., ,
  • , , Prophylaxis against radiation exposure from radioiodine, In Wartofsky, L and Van Nostrand, D (Eds) Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, Humana Pess, Totowa, NJ, In Press,
  • , , Contrast enhancement of fission fragment tracks for automatic counting by image analyzing microscopes. , Nuclear Instrument Methods in Physics Res. vol. 200, 585-588., ,