Chief, Quality and Safety Systems Branch, Division of Laboratory Systems, CSELS


Natasha Griffith, MS

Chief, Quality and Safety Systems Branch

Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Deputy Director Public Health Science and Surveillance

Natasha Griffith is the Quality and Safety Systems Branch Chief in the Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS). In her current role, she leads and works with staff to support the development and adoption of standards, guidelines, recommendations, and tools for improved quality and safety in clinical and public health laboratories.

Before joining DLS, Ms. Griffith directed all high contaminant facilities (Select Agent and Non-Select Agent BSL3 facilities) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She also was a lead faculty member for the instructional team of the internationally recognized Emory University Science and Safety and Onsite BSL3 and BSL4 behavioral-based biosafety training programs. With over 10 years of experience, Ms. Griffith has led numerous international missions in response to infectious disease outbreaks. She has implemented and managed projects on behalf of the American Society for Microbiology, United States Department of State, United States Department of Defense, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization. She assisted in the organization and delivery of behavioral-based training programs throughout the United States and in many international locations, lecturing in both English and French.

Ms. Griffith earned her Master of Science degree in Microbial Pathogenesis and a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from UCLA School of Public Health, where she is currently working on a PhD in Environmental Health Science.

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