Izabella Barreto, PhD
Medical Physics Graduate Program

Izabella Barreto, PhD; Faculty

Associate Professor, Clinical Radiological Physics
Director, Undergraduate Internship Program

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  • PhD: University of Florida; Gainesville, FL (Medical Physics)
  • MS: University of Florida; Gainesville, FL (Medical Physics)
  • BS: University of Miami; Coral Gables, FL (Biomedical Engineering)

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Dr Izabella Barreto, Associate Professor, specializes in assessing performance of computed tomography equipment for regulatory and quality assurance purposes, providing physics oversight for American College of Radiology accreditation programs, and designing and inspecting shielding in imaging rooms.

Dr Barreto serves on the faculty of the UF Medical Physics Graduate Program, where she directs graduate courses and serves as research advisor to masters and doctoral students. She also serves on the faculty of the UF Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics Residency program and is engaged in the training and assessment of residents. She is the founder and Director of the UF Medical Physics Undergraduate Internship Program. Dr Barreto chairs a national education committee and has delivered sessions on medical physics education at national and international conferences.

Dr Barreto is passionate about the union of technology and patient care, directing clinical research projects that offer translational results with immediate impact and benefit to patients. Her work focuses on CT protocol optimization, radiation dose benchmarking, and evaluating novel CT imaging technologies for optimal integration and utilization in the clinic. She has various peer-reviewed research publications advancing the field of clinical CT imaging, has presented at several national and international meetings, actively participates in scientific committees, and serves as a reviewer for scientific journals. Furthermore, she has consulted on clinical activities and research partnerships in Latin America and served as a technical expert for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

She is also interested in improving leadership skills for medical physicists, advancing representation of women and minorities in medical physics, and extending outreach for global health initiatives in medical physics, leading and serving on various committees in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American College of Radiology (ACR), and International Organization of Medical Physics (IOMP).