Faculty Profile

James E. Martin, PhD

James E. Martin, PhD

  • Emeritus Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • M6075A SPH II
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

His interests include: radiqation physics; radioloical assessment; radioanalytical measurements; internal radiation dosimetry; radioactive waste management; and radiation protection standards and their regulatory aspects. He served 25 years(1956-82) with the US Public Health Service and the Environmental Protection Agency during which he directed environmental studies for nuclear weapons and nuclear faacilities; developed radiation protection standards for uranium fuel cycle facilities and radioactive wastes; developed Federal radiation guidance for medical X-rays signed by the President; and directed (1979-82) Colorado's hazardous and solid waste programs. He is Ceritifed by the American Board of Health Physics and has served in various assignments: an Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Energy for nuclear weapons safety; Chair, Michigan Toxic Substance Control Comission; three National Research Council Committees; and EPA's Science Advisory Board-Radiation Advisory Committee. Professor Martin received (1973) the Meritorious Service Award from the U.S. Public Health Service and has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals on radiation measurements, radioactive waste and radiation protection.

  • PhD, Environmental Health Sciences (Radiological Health), University of Michigan, 1965
  • MPH, Environmental Health Sciences (Radiological Health), University of Michigan, 1961
  • B.A., Physics, Vanderbilt University, 1956

  • Interests include optimal measurement of long-lived radionuclides in radioactive wastes and assessment of their impact on public health after disposal, neutron activation measurement techniques, landfill simulation studies of radioactive and hazardous waste forms using radiotracers; radon assessment and mitigation; and environmental assessment models and systems.

  • Martin, J.E. and Lee, C. (1999). The legacy and future of radioactive waste at the millennium. J Radioanalytical and Nucl Chem 155-163.
  • Martin, J.E., Cook. S.K. and Lee. C. (1997). Analytical methods for classifying low-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants. Rad Protection Management 53-59.
  • Martin, J.E. and Fenner, F.D. (1997). Radioactivity and municipal sewerage. Public Health Reports .