Kimberlee Kearfott EMAB Board Member

Kimberlee Kearfott

University of Michigan

Kimberlee Kearfott is a Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, a Professor for the Applied Physics Program, and an Adjunct Professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan. Her areas of expertise include: personnel dosimetry; environmental radionuclide modeling and measurement; radioactive water transportation, management, disposal, decommissioning and decontamination; physiological models; internal dose assessment; radiation detection; and applied radiation protection. Dr. Kearfott is an American Board of Health Physics board Certified Health Physicist.

Dr. Kearfott has held positions on the Board of Directors of both the Health Physics Society and the American Nuclear Society and was also the Vice-President for the North American division of the International Radiation Physics Society. She has served on the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement’s Scientific Subcommittee 57, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Enhanced Participatory Rulemaking Workshop on Radiological Controls for Decommissioning, US Environmental Protection Agency’s Subcommittee on Radiation Cleanup Standards of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, the Advisory Committee of the U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries, the Committee on Long-term Research Needs for Managing Transuranic and Mixed Wastes at Department of Energy Sites, and many other organizations and committees.

Dr. Kearfott is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Society of Nuclear Medicine Tetalman Award and the American Nuclear Society’s Women’s Achievement Award.

Dr. Kearfott received her bachelor’s degree in engineering from St. Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, her master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia and her Doctor of Science in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Kearfott was appointed in September 2012 to serve on the EMAB as a special government employee to provide expert advice on science, technology and environmental health.