John N Edwards

  • Adjunct Instructor, Health Physics

John is a Medical Health Physicist experienced in radiation safety, radiotherapy treatment planning, and emergency response. He received his Master of Health Physics (MHP) from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2019. He currently maintains the occupational radiation safety program for the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center in Warrenville, IL. John is heavily involved in supporting first responders in case of a radiological accident or event, both locally and nationally. He supports state and local governments through FEMA and the US Department of Homeland Security as an active Radiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS) by providing guidance to first responders and Incident Command. Prior to working as a Medical Health Physicist, John spent 8 years working in the Accelerator Division/Operations department at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL.


Illinois Institute of Technology – MHP in Health Physics – 2019

University of North Carolina Asheville – B.S. in Physics and Mathematics – 2005

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Academy of Health Physics

  • Associate Member since 2020

Health Physics Society (HPS)

  • Member since 2016

Health Physics Society Midwest Chapter (MCHPS)

  • Member since 2016
  • Board Member since 2018
  • President-Elect 2019
  • President 2020

IIT Health Physics Society (HPSIIT)

  • Member since 2016
  • Secretary 2016-2017
  • President 2017-2018
  • Alumni Representative 2019 - 2020

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

  • Associate Member since 2014

Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD)

  • Affiliate Member since 2018

Professional Activities

Radiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS) – US Dept Homeland Security – since 2018


Medical Health Physics

Health Physics Emergency Response and Preparedness