Dr. Jing Chen (Ph.D.)

Head of Radiological Impact Section
Health Canada

Current research and/or projects

Radiation dosimetry and microdosimetry, radiation protection and risk assessment

  • environmental radiation measurement and risk assessment
  • radiation protection for patients

Professional activities / interests

  • member of Canadian Radiation Protection Association
  • member of the editorial board of Radiation Protection Dosimetry
  • member of the editorial board of Radiation Environmental Biophysics
  • advisor to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
  • member of the Radioactivity Expert Group, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)
  • member of the Expert Group on Radiological Protection Science, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency's Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH)

Education and awards

1991, Ph.D. Health Physics, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

2010 Deputy Minister's Award of Excellence in Science

2011 Deputy Minister's Award of Excellence in Science

2012 Distinguished Achievement Award for outstanding contributions in the field of radiation protection, Canadian Radiation Protection Association.

2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Key publications

Chen, J. Kellerer, A. M. and Rossi, H. H. On the Revised Concept of Linear Energy TransferRadiation Environmental Biophysics 34:29-36, 1995

Chen, J. Meyerhof, D. P. and Tracy, B. L.Model results of kidney burdens form uranium intakesHealth Physics, 86(1):3-11, 2004

Chen, J.Canadian individual risks of radon induced lung cancer for different exposure profilesCanadian Journal of Public Health, 96(5):360-364 (2005)

Chen, J.Radiation quality of tritiumRadiation Protection Dosimetry, 122:546-548 (2006)

Chen, J. Mares, V.Estimate of doses to the foetus during commercial flightsHealth Physics, 95:407-412 (2008)

Chen, J. Ly, J. Schroth, E. Hnatiuk, S. Frenette, E. Blain, MF.Radon diffusion coefficients of vapour-barrier membranes used in Canadian building constructionRadiation and Environmental Biophysics, 48:153-158 (2009)

Chen, J. Moir, D. Cornett, J.Considerations and preliminary design of patient exposure registryRadiation Protection Dosimetry, 142:255-264 (2010)

Chen, J. Lariviere, D. Timmins, R. Verdecchia, K.Estimation of uranium GI absorption coefficients for children and adultsRadiation Protection Dosimetry, 144:379-383 (2011)

Chen, J. The development of fetal dosimetry and its application to atomic bomb survivors exposed in uteroRadiation Protection Dosimetry, 149:60-66 (2012)

Chen, J. Estimated yield of double-strand breaks from internal exposure to tritium Radiation Environmental Biophysics, 51:295-302 (2012)

Chen, J. Moir, D. Lane, R. Thompson, P. An ecological study of cancer incidence in Port Hope, Ontario from 1992 to 2007Journal of Radiological Protection, 33:227-242 (2013)