Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
SMJ Mortazavi is a visiting scientist at the Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC). He is also the founder and past president of the Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation Protection Research Center (INIRPRC). He serves as Professor of Medical Physics in the School of Medicine of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS). Mortazavi has authored more than 200 papers in peer reviewed journals in the areas such as non-ionizing radiation, radiation protection, dosimetry, natural radiation, radiation hormesis, radioadaptive response and the possible role of radioadaptive response in radiation protection. He has also published papers on the future role of radioadaptation in long-term stay of humans in space. Among his papers on the health effects of exposure to high levels of natural radiation in high background radiation areas of Ramsar, there are papers cited 150 times in the Web of Science (ISI). He has also published papers on the future role of radioadaptation in the long-term stay of humans in space. Mortazavi et al. in 2003 presented this novel concept that after in vitro Ground-based tests and screening of the candidates for selection of the individuals with the highest magnitude of adaptive response, prior radiation exposure to continuous isotropic galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) during any mission might induce an adaptive response in astronauts to better protect them against high levels of radiation in an unpredictable solar particle event (SPE). Some of these papers (the role of adaptive response in space research) have been widely cited by other investigators.