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How LLS Makes a Difference

LLS fellows work at the forefront and behind the scenes making a difference in public health. They travel to natural disaster areas to rebuild laboratory infrastructure and respond to international public health emergencies. They train other laboratorians on cutting-edge testing with an emphasis on safety and quality. LLS fellows tackle public health problems by leading Lab-Aids or collaborating with Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers during field investigations. Fellows build partnerships with diverse and multidisciplinary teams, leading cross-cutting projects to strengthen laboratory operations. LLS fellows tackle complex public health problems while serving as ambassadors for laboratory safety, quality, and health equity.

LLS strives to train and retain public health leaders while building a community of practice. Most graduates (94%) become members of the public health workforce. Many alumni seek opportunities to mentor new LLS fellows – a testament to the quality of the program and its impact on a laboratorian’s professional development and career. LLS alumni and current fellows comprise a community of practice that supports and encourages the mentorship and advancement of laboratory scientists.

Learn about the work LLS fellows do inside and outside of the lab solving real-world health problems.