Linet, Martha S., M.D., M.P.H. individual record
Senior Investigator
  • Senior Investigator, Radiation Epidemiology Branch

Martha Linet, a physician epidemiologist, served as Chief of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch of the National Cancer Institute from 2002–2014. She joined NCI in 1987, and was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Linet led the collaborative NCI-Children’s Oncology Group case-control study of extremely low-frequency residential magnetic fields and other environmental exposures and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and was co-principal investigator of the multi-center NCI case-control study of cellular telephones and other risk factors for adult brain tumors. She is the long-standing Principal Investigator of the study of cancer and other radiation-related disease risks in U.S. radiologic technologists and the Co-Principal Investigator of the study of cancer risks in Chinese benzene workers.

Dr. Linet currently is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, and the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Epidemiology. During 2004-2005 Dr. Linet was President of the American College of Epidemiology. She also previously served as the NCI liaison to the Committee on Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Advisory Group on Cancer and the Environment to the American Cancer Society, and the Standing Committee on Epidemiology of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. Dr. Linet authored The Leukemias: Epidemiologic Aspects, an internationally recognized text in the field. Among her honors are NIH Merit and Director’s Awards and election to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.

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