Linda H. Nie, PhD.

Research Interests / Training Areas

  • Medical Physics, Health Physics, Radiation Sciences
  • Development of neutron and x-ray technologies for human body composition, disease diagnose, and cancer treatment
  • The application of nuclear physics and instrumentation in environmental health and medicine
  • General nuclear physics and instrumentation applications in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary fields


Linda H. Nie is a Associate Professor in School of Health Sciences at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She received a B.S. in Physics from Zhongnan University of Technology (China) in 1996, a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from McMaster University in 2001 and 2005. She did her postdoctoral training in Nuclear Instrumentation, Exposure Assessment, and Epidemiology at Harvard University from 2005 to 2009. She teaches courses in Radiation Instrumentation, Health Physics, and Radiation Emergency Management. She and her husband, Baozeng Zhang, have three children.

Recent Publications

Liu Y, Byrne P, Wang H, Koltick D, Zheng W, Nie LH, A Compact DD Neutron Generator-based NAA System to Quantify Manganese (Mn) in Bone In Vivo. Physiological Measurement, 35(2014)1899-1911

Specht A, Weisskopf M, Nie LH, Portable XRF Technology to Quantify Pb in Bone In Vivo, 2014, Journal of Biomarkers, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 398032,

Freeman JL, Weber GJ, Peterson SM, Nie LH, Embryonic Ionizing Radiation Exposure Results in Expression Alterations of Genes Associated with Cardiovascular and Neurological Development, Function, and Disease and Modified Cardiovascular Function in Zebrafish, Frontiers in Genetics, 5(2014)268

O'Neal SL, Hong L, Fu S, Jiang W, Jones A, Nie LH, Zheng W, Manganese Accumulation in Bone Following Chronic Exposure in Rats: Steady-state Concentration and Half-life in Bone, Toxicol Lett, 229(2014)93-100

Eum KD, Weisskopf MG, Nie LH, Hu H, Korrick SA. Cumulative Lead Exposure and Age at Menopause in the Nurses' Health Study Cohort. Environmental Health Perspect. 122(2014)229-234

Liu Y, Koltick D, Byrne P, Zheng W, and Nie LH, Development of a Transportable Neutron Activation Analysis System to Quantify Mn in Bone In Vivo - Feasibility and Methodology, Physiological Measurement, 34(2013)1593-1609

Dant JT, Richardson R, Nie LH, Monte Carlo Simulation of Age-dependent Radiation Dose from Alpha- and Beta-emitting Radionuclides to Critical Trabecular Bone and Bone Marrow Targets, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 58(2013)3301-3319

Koltick D and Nie LH, Associated Particle Neutron Imaging for Elemental Imaging in Medical Diagnostics, IEEE Nuclear Transactions, 60(2013)824-829

Nie LH, Wright RO, Bellinger D, Hussain J, Amarasiriwardena C, Chettle DR, Pejovic-Milic A, Woolf A, Shannon M. Blood Lead Levels and CBLI as Predictors of Late Neurodevelopment in Lead Poisoned Children, Biomarkers, 16(2011)517-524

Eum KD, Nie LH, Schwartz J, Vokonas PS, Sparrow D, Hu H, Weisskopf MG. Prospective Cohort Study of Lead Exposure and Electrocardiographic Conduction Disturbances in the Department of Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. Environmental Health Perspect, 119(2011)940-944

Weisskopf MG, Jain N, Nie LH, Sparrow D, Vokonas P, Schwartz J, Hu H. A Prospective Study of Bone Lead Concentration and Death from All Causes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer in the VA Normative Aging Study. Circulation, 120(2009)1056-1064

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Huiling (Linda) Nie

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