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Lissa Staven

Lissa Staven

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-2351


Ms. Staven is a Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory which is operated by Battelle Memorial Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy. Her experience includes extensive use of computer models to assess radiological dose to humans from environmental transport and occupational exposure. She has been a contributor to numerous environmental impact statements, NESHAPs compliance reports for the Hanford Site, and the Energy Employee Occupational Injury Compensation Program Act dose reconstructions. Ms. Staven’s work is also leading to development of restoration standards for the Department of Homeland Security.

Research Interests

  • Development of Restoration Standards
  • Radiation Dose Reconstruction
  • Atmospheric Environmental Transport
  • Risk Assessment from radiological and hazardous chemical sources
  • Waste Management

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Health Physics, Colorado State University, 1990
  • B.S., Environmental Conservation, University of New Hampshire, 1984

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Plenary Member of the Columbia Chapter Health Physics Society
  • Plenary Member of Health Physics Society
  • Member of HPS Environmental Radiation Section

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2003, Outstanding Team Performance Award – Hanford Solid Waste EIS Team
  • 2001, Outstanding Performance Award – Center of Risk Excellence Hazard Assessment
  • 2001, Outstanding Performance Award – Brown Bag Seminar Coordinator

PNNL Publications


  • Rhoads K., S.F. Snyder, and L.H. Staven. 2013. "A COMPARISON OF DOSE RESULTS FROM THE CLEAN AIR ACT ASSESSMENT PACKAGE-1988, PERSONAL COMPUTER (CAP88-PC), VERSION 3 TO PREVIOUS VERSIONS." Health Physics. Operational Radiation Safety 105, no. 2:S125-S139. PNNL-SA-87973.



Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas