Ronald R. Bellamy, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Ronald R. Bellamy retired from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in June 2013 with over 40 years’ experience in various technical and management positions of increasing responsibility. He has managed the NRC’s oversight of commercial operating nuclear power plants, decommissioning of nuclear plants as well as materials facilities, and was assigned to the Three Mile Island Unit 2 cleanup for 3 years. He has managed the NRC’s technical programs in the areas of health physics and radiation protection, effluent and environmental monitoring, emergency preparedness, and security and safeguards. He was the primary author of NRC regulatory guidance for nuclear air cleaning systems. He is the former chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Committee on Nuclear Air and Gas Treatment, responsible for the AG-1 Code on Nuclear Air Cleaning Units and Components, and is a member of the ASME Board on Nuclear Air and Gas Treatment. Dr. Bellamy teaches nuclear safety courses, and was the primary author for the revised DOE Handbook 1169-2022 and DOE Standard 1269-2022 on Air Cleaning Systems in DOE Nuclear Facilities. He is President of the International Society for Nuclear Air Treatment Technologies (ISNATT), and chairs the biennial international nuclear air cleaning conferences. Dr. Bellamy has been involved in lecturing at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education since 1975.