Handbook For Survival
Saving Lives During Radiation Release
  and Other Disasters

About the Author

Allen Brodsky, Sc.D., CHP, CIH, DABR, is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University since 1987.  His education includes: a B.E. in 1949 in chemical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University; a one-year Atomic Energy Commission-National Research Council Fellowship in Radiological Physics in 1949-1950 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; a masters in physics in 1960 at Hopkins; and a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) in Hygiene in 1966 at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, majoring in biostatistics and radiation health.  He is certified by the American Board of Health Physics, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, and the American Board of Radiology (in Therapeutic Radiological Physics).  

Here is Dr. Brodsky relaxing on the boardwalk at his favorite vacation place in Ocean City, Maryland.
 He has had varied experiences in radiation measurements and methods of protection, in managing programs for protection from radiation at several universities as Radiation Safety Officer; writing radiation safety regulations and guides in two Federal agencies; measuring prompt and fallout radiations as physicist on hydrogen and atom bomb tests; and teaching and advising graduate students on physical and statistical aspects of their research at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, and Georgetown University.  He has also reviewed research proposals for five Federal agencies, has published original statistical methods, and has written chapters on statistical methods in the second of his four-volume Handbook of Radiation Measurement and Protection, CRC Press, 1979-1986.  Other publications include:  the book, Review of Radiation Risks and Uranium Toxicity, RSA Publications, Hebron, CT, 1996; Editor and author of chapters in Public Protection from Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism, Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, Wisconsin, 2004; and many journal articles and reports.  Among his many awards he has received the Distinguished Graduate Award of the Graduate School of Public Health in 2004, “in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of public health.”
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