Kim Kearfott has over 30 years of research and applied experience in radiation detection and radiological safety. She began her career in reactor safety analysis. She then became known for her early work on internal dose assessments for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and for her designs of clinical PET facilities. She performed pioneering work in radon: discovering and mitigating the highest ever recorded domestic indoor radon air concentration. She has conducted projects in the personnel radiation monitoring designing a positionally sensitive thermoluminescent dosimeter imaging plate, a new mixed radiation field dosimeter approach, and inexpensive, temporally-capable passive dosimeters. She has made many other practical contributions to the fields of external dosimetry and internal dose assessment. Her current research is the design of radiation detection systems for environmental radiation and dosimeters for homeland security, although she holds an interest in measurement systems of all types, including the detection of conventional explosives. She holds several patents on radiation detection methods and detectors. More than 195 graduate and undergraduate students have participated directly in her work, resulting in more than 300 publications. An experienced teacher, Prof. Kearfott has been responsible for more than 300 talks, 48 undergraduate and graduate courses, and 22 short courses. Professor Kearfott's sabbatical activities have included work at nuclear power plants (including outages) and national laboratories, as well as dose assessments concerning the health effects of recent and historical uranium mining activities (fresh approaches to biosphere modeling and public stakeholder interactions). She completed a variety of applied health physics tasks for numerous medical and industrial radiation users (shielding, facility design, instrument evaluation, diagnostic radiology quality assurance). Professor Kearfott’s experience in communicating with the media and the public is extensive. Following the Fukushima Daiichi NPP events, she was active in public communications, including NPR Living on Earth, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and Fox. She also presented invited talk at the U.S. Embassy and invited press conferences at the Foreign Correspondents Club and the Japan Press Club in Tokyo, Japan. Her activities also resulted in more than 8,000 internet and blog postings.