​​​​​​​​About 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. 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 committees include:

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

Find out more about the priorities of each committee.

Committee Members

Committee members serve one-, two- or three-year terms, with new members appointed each spring by the president-elect. Subcommittees, task forces and work groups are formed on an ad hoc basis in response to emerging issues.

Most committee work is accomplished through monthly conference calls. Committee members are expected to actively participate and attend the monthly conference calls. Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of committee members.   

Only APHL members are eligible to apply to become APHL committee members, but committee membership is open to all APHL membership types.

Learn More

For more information contact, Denise Dory, senior specialist, Governance & Executive Support, 240.485.2721, denise.dory@aphl.org.