APHL Committees

APHL committees advance the association's strategic objectives, shaping the future of public health laboratory science, practice and policy in the US and globally.


APHL committees are highly proactive and forward-focused. It's here that the real work of the association is done. Through their work, committees shape the future of public health laboratory science, practice and policy. A board liaison serves on each committee to facilitate coordination and communication between the board and committees.

APHL's Committee Application Period is now closed. The application period will open again in the Spring of 2016.

Committee members serve one, two or three-year terms with new members appointed annually by the President-Elect. Subcommittees, task forces and work groups are formed on an ad hoc basis to respond to emerging issues. Membership is open to all membership types.

Most committee work is accomplished through monthly conference calls. Committee members are expected to actively participate and attend the monthly conference calls. Members can expect to commit approximately 2 hours a week.

How to apply: Visit MyAPHL to apply! APHL members are encouraged to include specific information explaining qualifications and experiences relevant to a particular committee. Appointments are made to APHL members only.

APHL Advisory Committees include:

  • Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Laboratory Science
  • Finance
  • Food Safety
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Informatics
  • Knowledge Management
  • Laboratory Systems and Standards
  • Local Laboratory
  • Public Health Preparedness and Response
  • Newborn Screening & Genetics in Public Health
  • Workforce Development

Agreement to serve on an APHL committee implies a serious commitment by members to maintain active participation on an ongoing basis.