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Health Physics

A master's degree designed to equip students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to become competent health physicists.


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This program is not currently accepting new applicants. We invite you to consider the M.S. in Medical Physics at Georgetown.

Health Physics News

May 4, 2018

Health Physics Program Director, Timothy Jorgensen, will receive the American Institute of Physics’ 2017 Science Communication Award for his book Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation (Princeton University Press, 2016)The award will be presented at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting on July 31, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Jorgensen will also give a presentation on his book, and will talk about the challenges of communicating radiation risks to the public.

March 16, 2018

The Georgetown University Health Physics Program is proud to announce its newly signed Educational Partnership Agreement with the Department of the Navy at its Naval Surface Warfare Center (Carderock Division). The purpose of the agreement to aid in the educational experiences of Georgetown students, in the area of health physics research, by providing a mechanism by which students can benefit from the unique facilities, technology, and expertise available at Carderock, which is located just a few miles from the Georgetown campus. Carderock supports the health physics work of the U.S. Navy.

February 7, 2018

Health Physics student Sofia Ioannidou will present the following paper at the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting in Cleaveland, Ohio: Optimization of adult abdominal CT protocol at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital using iterative reconstruction algorithm levels by S. Ioannidou, C.A. Mitchell, T.J. Jorgensen, L. Benevides, D.A. Smith.