Member
Position
E-mail Address
Business Phone
Ehsan Samei, PhD Division Chief ehsan.samei@duke.edu 919-684-7852
Nicole Ball, MS Radiation Physicist nicole.ball@duke.edu 919-681-0056
Aiping Ding, PhD Radiation Physicist aiping.ding@duke.edu 919-684-7891
Steve Mann, PhD Radiation Physicist steve.mann@duke.edu 919-684-1447
Chris MacLellan, PhD Radiation Physicist christopher.maclellan@duke.edu 919-684-8370
Jeffrey Nelson, MHP Radiation Physicist nelson.jeffrey@duke.edu 919-684-7484
Scott Robertson, PhD Radiation Physicist scott.robertson@duke.edu 919-684-1462
Megan Russ, PhD Radiation Physicist megan.russ@duke.edu 919-385-1373
Justin Solomon, PhD Radiation Physicist justin.solomon@duke.edu 919-684-1441
Jered Wells, PhD Radiation Physicist jered.wells@duke.edu 919-684-1465
Joshua M. Wilson, PhD Radiation Physicist joshua.wilson@duke.edu 919-684-1469
Francesco Ria, DMP Research Scholar francesco.ria@duke.edu 919-668-6197
Michael Parsons Senior IT Analyst michael.parsons@duke.edu 919-684-1484
Crystal Green, PhD Resident crystal.a.green@duke.edu 919-681-0621

 

 

Nicole Ball, MS

Radiation Physicist


Email: nicole.ball@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-681-0056


Nicole is a radiation physicist (medical physicist) with the Clinical Imaging Physics Group. Nicole completed her Residency in Diagnostic Medical Physics at Emory University after obtaining her master’s degree in medical physics from the Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program. Nicole is from Minnesota where she graduated with her bachelor’s in Physics from Gustavus Adolphus College.

 

 

Aiping Ding, PhD

Radiation Physicist


Email: aiping.ding@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-684-7891

Website: Scholars@Duke


Aiping is a radiation physicist (medical physicist) with the Clinical Imaging Physics Group and Faculty of Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program working on medical imaging informatics. His current research focuses on the development of a new performance informatics platform for assessing radiation dose and quality of medical images using patient data and predictive analytics. He received his PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Nuclear Engineering and completed his Postdoc at Stanford University.

 

 

Crystal Green, PhD

Resident


Email: crystal.a.green@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-681-0621


Crystal is currently a diagnostic imaging physics resident at Duke University Medical Center in the class of 2021. She obtained her Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and medical physics certificate from the University of Michigan in May of 2019. Her research involved the development and validation of deformable registration methods to relate corresponding breast masses between 3D x-ray and ultrasound images. Crystal received her B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from South Carolina State University and is a native of Augusta, GA. In her spare time she enjoys going shopping, dancing and traveling.

 

 

Steve Mann, PhD

Radiation Physicist


Email: steve.mann@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-684-1447

Website: Google Scholar


Steve is a radiation physicist (medical physicist) with the Clinical Imaging Physics Group supporting fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine, and mammography imaging modalities. His primary areas of research include image quality metrology, automated artifact detection, and radiation dose reduction. Growing up in Mississippi, he earned his B.S. in Physics from Mississippi State University in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Medical Physics from Duke University in 2015. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, table-top games, and playing with his son.

 

 

Chris MacLellan, PhD

Radiation Physicist


Email: christopher.maclellan@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-684-8370


Chris is a radiation physicist (medical physicist) with the Clinical Imaging Physics Group supporting displays and informatics, MRI, and operating rooms across the Duke University Health System. Chris completed the Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2018. He received a PhD in Medical Physics from the MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a BS in Physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 

 

Jeffrey Nelson, MHP

Radiation Physicist


Email: nelson.jeffrey@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-684-7484


Jeff is a radiation physicist (medical physicist) with the Clinical Imaging Physics Group since 2011. His primary clinical responsibilities are in nuclear medicine, mammography, and displays. He also serves as Deputy Director of the CIPG and Assistant Program Director for the Imaging Physics Residency Program. Born in Pennsylvania, he received his B.S. in Nuclear Medicine from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his Masters of Health Physics from Illinois Institute of Technology. Outside of work, you’ll likely find Jeff at his daughter’s horse shows, or son’s ice hockey games.

 

 

Michael Parsons

Senior IT Analyst


Email: michael.parsons@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-684-1484


Michael studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Duke University with research in Signal Processing. Since 2008 he has worked on software in the medical field, focused on medical imaging. Michael is an active beekeeper in the community and is currently on his way to be a Master Beekeeper in the North Carolina Beekeepers Association. If you want to buy his honey, he has the red ribbon to show you it’s the second best in NC. He's hoping for blue next year.

 

 

Francesco Ria, DMP

Research Scholar


Email: francesco.ria@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-668-6197

Website: Research Gate


Francesco has a Doctor of Medical Physics, Master in Astroparticle physics, and Professional Doctorate in Marketing and Management, and he is a professional journalist. Currently, his research focuses on image quality reference levels definition in CT, phantom image quality prediction, and radiation risk metrics evaluation and definition. In the past, he has also worked in radiation therapy (Cyberknife©) and in radiopharmaceuticals (cyclotron manager). Through life experiences, he has learned that, sometimes, a problem's solution is not in a book, but instead in a night with wine and blues. If you play soccer, be warned: he could be your next referee, and his southern Italian blood does not react well to argument, unless it is over sharing a beer.

 

 

Scott Robertson, PhD

Radiation Physicist


Email: scott.robertson@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-684-1462

Website: Google Scholar, Research Gate


Scott is a radiation physicist (medical physicist) with the Clinical Imaging Physics Group, working primarily with the modalities of MRI and ultrasound. He is currently developing methods that quantify image quality directly from clinical images. Scott received a BS in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia and a PhD in Medical Physics at Duke University. Scott enjoys spending time outside with his wife and two daughters.

 

 

Megan Russ, PhD

Radiation Physicist


Email: megan.russ@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-385-1373


Megan is a radiation physicist (medical physicist) with the Clinical Imaging Physics Group, working primarily with fluoroscopy and cardiac imaging. From 2017 through 2019, she was an imaging resident in the Duke Imaging Physics Residency Program. Prior to that, she obtained her doctoral degree in medical imaging physics from the University at Buffalo. Her research centered on characterizing high resolution x-ray systems for neuro-endovascular image guided interventional procedures. She is originally from Long Island, NY, and moved to western New York state to attend the State University of New York at Geneseo for her bachelor’s degree in physics.

 

 

Ehsan Samei, PhD

Division Chief


Email: ehsan.samei@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-684-7852

Website: Lab Website, Scholars@Duke

 

 

 

Justin Solomon, PhD

Radiation Physicist


Email: justin.solomon@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-684-1441

Website: Google Scholar, Research Gate, Personal Website


Justin is a radiation physicist (medical physicist) with the Clinical Imaging Physics Group at Duke University Medical Center and faculty of the Duke University Medical Physics program. He also works closely with investigators from the Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories to translate imaging research into the clinical practice of medical physics. His expertise is in x-ray computed tomography imaging and image quality assessment.

 

 

Jered Wells, PhD

Radiation Physicist


Email: jered.wells@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-684-1465

Website: Personal Website


Jered is a radiation physicist (medical physicist) with the Clinical Imaging Physics Group . He oversees physics support of clinical radiography at Duke in addition to providing fluoroscopy and mammography support. His current projects include x-ray technique chart development, patient-based image quality analysis, and image processing management (to name a few). Jered is also a graduate of the Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program, which he currently serves as a faculty member.

 

 

Joshua M. Wilson, PhD

Radiation Physicist


Email: joshua.wilson@duke.edu

Telephone: 919-684-1469

Website: Scholars@Duke, Google Scholar, Personal Website


Josh is a radiation physicist (medical physicist) with the Clinical Imaging Physics Group . His clinical focus is nuclear medicine, clinical informatics, quality control, and MRI. He is the assistant director of the CAMPEP-accredited Duke Imaging Physics Residency Program. Josh is also faculty in the Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program. He grew up in Indiana and earned a Physics degree from DePauw University in 2005 before joining the inaugural class of the Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program. In 2011, he graduated with a Ph.D. for his research in time-of-flight PET image quality. From 2011 through 2013 he was an imaging resident in the Duke Imaging Physics Residency Program. In his free time he enjoys live music, cycling, reading non-fiction, and listening to podcasts.