| 1982|| State of New York|
| 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization|
Health Physics Certification and Professional Networking
John R. Frazier (president)
Raymond H. Johnson (president elect)
American Academy of Health Physics
The American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP) is a non-profit organization based in The United States which serves to advance the profession of health physics through networking opportunities for members, certification of health physicists, and advisement to professionals to increase the application of health physics. The Academy has selective criteria for membership in the organization.
American Academy of Health Physics Wikipedia
The American Academy of Health Physics is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization which seeks to advance the goals of the Health Physics profession, advises the highest moral integrity in the practice of Health Physics, and improves the connections between health physicists, providing an avenue for Certified Health Physicists to obtain certification in the profession. The mission of the AAHP is accomplished with a specific Strategic Plan.
Those eligible for full membership for the American Academy of Health Physics are all individuals who have been granted certification in Comprehensive Health Physics by the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP). Those completing the first part of the two-part exam are eligible for associate membership. As of May 2012, the AAHP has 1,336 members.
The President is.John R. Frazier, who has over 32 years of experience workinking as a health physicist for the U.S. FDA Bureau of Radiological Health (1977-1980), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (1980-1986), IT Corporation (1986-1993), and Auxier & Associates (1993-2004)
The Academy has several awards
The William McAdams Outstanding Service Award, is named after one of the founders of the Certification process for health physicists, William A. McAdams, It is given to those certified Health Physicists who have made a significant contribution toward the advancement of professionalism in Health Physics and to the Certification process. The award may be given posthumously. It has been awarded to:1989 – John W. Healy
1990 – H. Wade Patterson
1991 – Richard R. Bowers
1992 – Lester A. Slaback, Jr.
1993 – Kenneth W. Skrable
1994 – Leroy F. Booth
1995 – William R. Casey
1996 – Frazier L. Bronson
1997 – Robert M. Ryan
1998 – Dale H. Denham
1999 – Bryce L. Rich
2000 – James E. Turner
2001 – George J. Vargo, Jr.
2002 – Paul L. Ziemer
2003 – Herman Cember
2004 – Edward F. Maher
2005 – Dade W. Moeller
2006 – William C. Reinig
2007 – Kathryn H. Pryor
2008 – James S. Willison
2009 – Michael S. Terpilak
2010 – Nancy P. Kirner
2011 – Jerry W. Hiatt
2012 – Robert N. Cherry, Jr.
The Joyce P. Davis Memorial Award is given in memory and honor of Joyce P. Davis to those distinguished for excellence in professional achievement , outstanding ethical behavior, and interpersonal skills. It has been awarded to:John J. Kelly, 2002
James E. Tarpinian, 2004
Carol D. Berger, 2006
Howard W. Dickson, 2008
Frazier L. Bronson, 2010
The Academy of Service Award is awarded for exceptional service to the AAHP during the immediate Past President’s term of office. Recipients have been:Nancy Johnson, 2008
E. Scott Medling, 2009
Dan Strom, 2010
Kyle Kleinhans, 2011
Sandra J. Brereton, 2012
Certified Health Physicist is a title regulated by the American Board of Health Physics. It designates a health physicist certified in the application of health physics through competency and holistic review by the American Board of Health Physics. There are a number of requirements to obtain such certification.
- American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP)
- American Board of Radiology (ABR)
- American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM)
- American College of Medical Physics (ACMP)
- American College of Radiology (ACR)
- The Canadian College of Physics in Medicine
- National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT)
- American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)