Public Health Laboratory Leadership and Management

Program Description

I-TECH and the University of Washington are committed to training clinical and public health laboratory managers and directors to take on important roles such as advocacy, policy development, and inter-agency coordination to be more effective leaders in public health. This nine-month professional certificate program is delivered through a series of distance-learning courses to accommodate working professionals


This course is intended for middle-to-senior level clinical and public health laboratory supervisors. Participants include laboratory managers and directors, medical technologists, health scientists, and physician scientists interested in improving medical laboratory operations and evidence-based health policymaking. Participants can remain employed while participating in this online program.


Mentors are senior-level laboratory leaders and recognized thought leaders who support and challenge participants throughout the course of the program. Mentors will be paired with participants and mentor participants through their Capstone projects remotely.

Program Courses

Capstone Project

Participants will complete a project during the program that will address an issue related to improving their laboratories' operations and visibility in the health system. Participants will develop their projects in collaboration with faculty and a mentor and will present their work in a final report and presentation. 

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