Alumni Profile: Dr. Naomi Harley SCE’59
Dr. Naomi Harley SCE’59 received The CUAA Gano Dunn award in 2010. She was recognized for her professional achievement as Professor at the Institute of Environmental Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. Her extensive research on environmental radioactivity, radiation carcinogenesis, radiation measurement and radiation risk modeling and assessment has been published in 150 articles and eight book chapters. She holds five patents, including those in gamma-ray and radon detection and atmospheric particle size measurement.
Naomi was Head of the Special Projects Group at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Health and Safety Laboratory. She is a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Association for Aerosol Research, American Chemical Society and Health Physics Society. She served on four National Research Council committees and chaired a Rand Committee that produced a review of Gulf War health effects from depleted uranium. A Fellow of the Health Physics Society and the American Association for Advancement of Science, she has received research grants from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, U.S. Department of Agriculture, American Cancer Society and U.S. Department of Energy.
Dr. Naomi Harley was inducted into The Cooper Union Hall of Fame in 2010.