Dr. Sara Dumit

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 Ph.D. 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.

She serves as a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Scientific Committee 6-13: "Methods and Models for Estimating Organ Doses from Intakes of Radium". She is also 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". In addition, she was recently selected as a member of "The Wound Project – Measurement and Dose Assessment in Case of Internal Contamination Through Wounds" for the World Health Organization (WHO)/Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN). She is a member of the Public Information Committee of the Health Physics Society (HPS), and a consultant for the ANSI N13.64 "Medical Management of Radiologically Contaminated Wounds". She also serves as a guest lecturer on Internal Dosimetry at Northern New Mexico College and as an ad hoc reviewer for the Health Physics Journal.

Dr. Dumit has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications to the radiation protection literature and presented her research numerous times (nationally and internationally), including as an invited speaker at HPS and EURADOS meetings. Recently, Dr. Dumit was awarded the 2022 John D. Boice, Jr., Young Investigator Award of the NCRP and the 2022 Elda E. Anderson Award from the Health Physics Society.

Recent interviews:
- 2022: https://www.lindau-nobel.org/blog-young-scientist-sara-dumit-earns-back-to-back-awards-for-her-interdisciplinary-research/
- 2021: https://pharmacy.wsu.edu/2021/11/09/wsu-cpps-alum-research-helps-homeland-security-in-event-of-nuclear-attack/