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 Committees

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. Membership is open to all membership types. Only members are eligible to apply.

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: Applications are now being accepted online. Application deadline is April 26, 2018.  

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
  • Local Laboratory
  • Public Health Preparedness and Response
  • Newborn Screening & Genetics in Public Health
  • Workforce Development

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