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Search Program Faculty/Research

Michael A. Charlton, Ph.D. CHP, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CFI

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RESEARCH

Dr. Charlton holds a joint appointment with the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and the Department of Radiology. He currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology as well as Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Safety in the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 

Selected Publications

Emery, R.J.; Pollock, J.; Charlton, M.A. Notices of violation issued to Texas radioactive material licensees inspected in 1995. Health Phys. 73(4):706-709, 1997.

Emery, R.J.; Charlton, M.A. Assessing the results of receipt monitoring programs for packages containing radioactive materials. Health Phys. 77(S1):S55-S59, 1999.

Emery, R.J.; Charlton, M.A.; Goodman, G.R. Radiation safety program outcomes as indicated by regulatory compliance activities from 1988 to 1997 in Texas. Health Phys. 78(3):335-342, 2000.

Emery, R.J.; Charlton, M.A.; Mathis, J.L. Estimating the administrative cost of regulatory noncompliance: a pilot method for quantifying the value of prevention. Health Phys. 78(S5):S40-47, 2000.

Costello, R.G.; Emery, R.J.; Charlton, M.A. Radioactive waste minimization implications of clinically indicated exsanguination procedures. Health Phys. 79(3):291-293, 2000.

Emery, R.J., Hopkins, J., Charlton, M.A. Anticipating and addressing workplace static magnetic field effects at levels <0.5 mT. Health Phys. 79(S2):S72-S76, 2000.

Emery, R.J.; Charlton, M.A.; Orders, A.B.; Hernandez, M. Using fault tree analysis to identify causes of non-compliance: enhancing violation outcome data for the purposes of education and prevention. Health Phys. 80(S2):S16-S21, 2001.

Charlton, M.A.; Emery, R.J. An analysis of reported incidents involving radiopharmaceuticals for the development of intervention strategies. Health Phys. 81(5):585-591, 2001.

Emery, RJ, Orders, AB, Charlton, MA. Piloting a new radiation protection program strategy: rewarding compliance rather than sanctioning non-compliance. Health Phys. 82(S1):S18-S22, 2002.

Emery, RJ, Orders, AB, McCrary, JR, Charlton, MA. An evaluation and comparison of compliance inspection outcomes data for radiation protection programs in Maine and Texas. Health Phys. 82(3):395-399, 2002.

Emery, RJ, Orders, AB, Charlton, MA. Texas dental x-ray compliance: an analysis of trends for the purposes of education and prevention. Texas Dent J. 119(9):916-921, 2002.

Hageman JP, Charlton MA A methodology for performing security risk assessments on fixed-location sources in the medical and research environment. In: Proceedings of the 38th midyear topical meeting on materials control and security: risk assessment, handling, and detection. McLean, VA: Health Physics Society; 2005.

Emery RJ, Charlton MA Radiation Protection Programs. In: Nollet L, Poschl M, eds. Concentration of radionuclides in food and the environment: prevention and human health. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group; 2006.

Charlton, MA Biosafety programs. In: Haight JM, ed. ASSE safety professionals handbook. Des Plaines, IL: ASSE Press; 2008.

Wang, X, Esquivel, C, Nes, E, Papanikolaou, N, Charlton, MA The neutron dose equivalent evaluation and shielding at the maze entrance of a Varian Clinac 23EX treatment room. Med Phys. 38(3):1141-9, 2011.

Emery, R. J., Charlton, M. A. and Brown, B. J. 2011. Contemporary Industrial Hygiene Considerations for Health Care Work Settings. Patty's Industrial Hygiene. 2525–2547.

Watson, JA, Charlton, MA Designing, implementing, and conducting a web-based radiation safety training program to meet Texas standards for radiation protection. Health Phys. 103(S3):S188-193, 2012.

Thoreson, KF, Charlton, MA Determining the applicability of the Landauer nanoDot as a general public dosimeter in a research imaging facility. Health Phys. 103(S3):S217-226, 2012.

Charlton, MA Biosafety programs. In: Haight JM, ed. ASSE safety professionals handbook, Second Edition. Des Plaines, IL: ASSE Press; 2012.

 Pate, W, Charlton, MA, Wellington, C Measurement & Analysis of 8-Hour TWA sound pressure levels in a vivarium decontamination facility. Arch Env Occup Health. 68(3):1-7, 2013.

Wang, X, Charlton, MA, Esquivel, C, Eng, TY, Papanikolaou, N Measurement of Neutron Dose Equivalent outside and inside of the Treatment Vault of GRID Therapy. Med Phys. 40(9):. 2013

Brito-Delgado, A, Ramsey, G, Charlton, MA, Guittierez, AN, Wiatrowski, WA, Suri, R Improved peak skin dose calculation method and comparison of OSL Nanodot dosimeter measurements in FGI radiology procedures. Health Phys. Submitted 2016.

Amy Brito Delgado, M.Sc.; Dane R Cohen, M.D.; Tony Y Eng, M.D.; Dennis N Stanley, Ph.D.; Zheng Shi, M.D., Ph.D.; Michael A Charlton, Ph.D Modeling the Target Dose Fall-off in Step-and-Shoot IMRT and VMAT Planning Techniques for Cervical SBRT. Medical Dosimetry. Med. Dos. 2017

Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Safety, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health, The University of Texas School of Public Health

Adjunct Associate Professor, Radiology Department, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Education

Ph.D., Health Physics, Texas A&M University, 2001

MPH, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1999

M.S., Health Physics, Texas A&M University, 1995

B.S., Physics, Texas A&M University, 1993

Contact

Email: charlton@uthscsa.edu

Phone: (210) 567-2955