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Kenneth Mossman


Professor of Health Physics in the School of Life Sciences


School of Life Sciences



Kenneth L. Mossman joined the ASU faculty in 1990. He is Professor of Health Physics in the School of Life Sciences. From 1990-1992, he served as Assistant Vice President for Research at Arizona State, and from 1997-2004 served as Director, University Office of Radiation Safety. During the period 1973-1990, Dr. Mossman was on the faculty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and was Professor and founding Chairman of the Department of Radiation Science at Georgetown from 1985-1990. Dr. Mossman served as president of the Health Physics Society from 1993-1994.

Dr. Mossman's research interests are in the general area of public health with specialization in radiological health and safety. He has published widely on various topics including biological effects of low and high dose x-, gamma, and neutron irradiation, radiation exposure in pregnancy, health effects of environmental radon, and radiation protection and public policy. Dr. Mossman has over 160 publications in the open literature including eight books and proceedings related to radiation health issues.

Dr. Mossman is recognized internationally as an expert on health effects of ionizing radiation exposure. He is a former president of the Health Physics Society (the largest radiological safety organization in the world with over 6000 members) and member of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. He has served on advisory committees to several national and international organizations including the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Research Council of the National Academies, the Nuclear Energy Agency (Paris) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna). He has also testified before the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.