Roselie Bertell started her research work on cancer in 1970. She developed epidemiological methods to detect the health effects of X-rays and of ionizing radiation from nuclear deices and radioactive materials.
She conducted health programmes for people who received radioactive impacts on the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific.
Ms. Bertell supports small NGOs involved in public health worldwide. In Canada, she is campaigning against the uranium mining activities in the province of Saskatchewan. Her book No Immediate Danger: Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth has been translated into French.
She is the President of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health. In 1986 she received the Alternate Nobel Prize.