Andrew Karam, Ph.D., CHP
Dr. Andrew Karam has been working in radiation safety longer than he cares to think about. He’s done a lot of stuff – some of it interesting. Beginning with an 8-year stint in the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program, he has held positions in radiation safety programs, managing the radiological arm of an environmental consulting firm, and most recently, working on radiological and nuclear emergency response planning for the NYC Health Department. He served as a civilian scientist and subject matter expert for the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Division.
As a scientist, he earned a doctorate in Environmental Science, where he examined cosmic radiation exposure and how it has changed over the history of life on Earth. His most recent book is Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism,published by Springer in 2021.