Portrait photo of Jason Davis

Jason E Davis

Senior Radiological Engineer

Jason joined ORNL in April 2022 as a senior radiological engineer within the Nuclear and Radiological Protection Division, where he is responsible for leading technically complex high-hazard radiological work planning and development of innovative radiological hazard controls.  In this capacity, he acts as a radiological protection subject matter expert for planning and design of nuclear and radiological facility modifications and performs front-end assessments of engineering control cost/benefit decisions. 

Jason has more than 19 years of experience in health physics, radiological protection, and dose assessment within  academia, U.S. Department of Energy, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Areas of expertise include internal and external dosimetry, diagnostic medical imaging, radiation biology, and radiation protection.  Instructional experience includes formal post-secondary instruction, radiation protection short courses, and U.S. Department of Energy Radiological Worker training.

Before joining ORNL, he was a health physicist and business operations manager at the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center and Training Site (REAC/TS) where he assisted with multiple consultations each year as part of the REAC/TS 24/7 response service, providing practical guidance to health care professionals and concerned individuals worldwide. 

Jason is certified in the comprehensive practice of health physics by the American Board of Health Physics. He received a master of science in health physics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2008 and was awarded his doctorate in applied physics by Idaho State University in 2014. He is an active member of the Health Physics Society where he has served on the program committee since 2012. 

He maintains active research interests in bokinetic modeling, aerosol physics, nanomaterial toxicology, radiation microdosimetry, and the assessment of individuals that have become internally contaminated with radioactive materials.