Dr. Sara Dumit

Scientific Secretariat, Intern (2024/03/13 - )
Task Group 121, Member-Mentee (2022/04/05 - )

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)


dumit@lanl.gov (Office)

Dr. Sara Dumit is a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and a Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Young Scientist (alumna: 2022 and 2021). She earned her PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from Washington State University, with doctoral research work conducted at the United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR). Her postdoctoral research work was completed at LANL's Internal Dosimetry Group, Radiation Protection Division.

Nationally, Sara serves as an associate editor for the Health Physics Journal, chair of the Public Information Committee of the Health Physics Society (HPS), and secretary/treasurer of the HPS Early-Career Professionals Section. She is a consultant for ANSI HPS N13.64 "Medical Management of Radiologically Contaminated Wounds" and a member of ANSI HPS N13.14 "Tritium Bioassay Standard." She serves as a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Program Area Committee (PAC) 7 "Radiation Education, Risk Communication, and Outreach," as an official liaison from PAC 7 to PAC 6 "Radiation Measurements and Dosimetry," and as a member of NCRP Scientific Committee 6-13: "Methods and Models for Estimating Organ Doses From Intakes of Radium." She also serves as a guest lecturer on Internal Dosimetry at Northern New Mexico College and as an ad hoc reviewer for various scientific journals.

Internationally, Sara serves as a member of the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) Working Group 7 on Internal Dosimetry, including being a member of both task groups "Biokinetic Modeling of DTPA Therapy" and "Internal Dosimetry in Case of Emergency." She was invited as a member of the "EURADOS/REMPAN Wound Contamination Project: Monitoring, Dosimetry and Clinical Management of Internal Contamination Through Wounds" for the World Health Organization (WHO)/Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN). Furthermore, she is a member-mentee of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) Task Group 121: "Effects of Ionising Radiation Exposure in Offspring and Next Generations," a member-intern of the ICRP's Scientific Secretariat, and a member of the ICRP Official Delegation to the 71st United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Session.

Sara has authored and coauthored over 50 scientific publications and abstracts on radiation protection topics and has presented her research over 50 times (nationally and internationally), including as an invited speaker at ICRP, HPS, EURADOS, Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and WHO-REMPAN meetings.

Sara was awarded the 2022 Elda E. Anderson Award of the HPS, the 2022 John D. Boice, Jr., Young Investigator Award of the NCRP, and the 2024 Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship from the GRC. Moreover, Sara was selected by the HPS as the United States nominee for the 2024 IRPA Young Professional Award in Radiation Protection and was selected as a member of the HPS Official Delegation to the IRPA 16 International Congress (2024–2028).

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hoQyVNFGk8
- https://www.lindau-nobel.org/blog-young-scientist-sara-dumit-earns-back-to-back-awards-for-her-interdisciplinary-research/
- https://pharmacy.wsu.edu/2021/11/09/wsu-cpps-alum-research-helps-homeland-security-in-event-of-nuclear-attack/

(Page updated on May-01-2024)