Lucy Perrone

Lucy Perrone, MSPH, PhD, is a public health laboratory advisor specializing in infectious disease diagnosis, surveillance and response, and laboratory capacity building in resource-limited countries. Dr. Perrone has more than 15 years of experience in these areas, and has worked in multiple resource-limited countries worldwide. She is the Director of Laboratory Systems Strengthening at I-TECH. In this role, she provides team leadership and technical assistance in laboratory capacity development to Cote d’Ivoire and other Ministries of Health where I-TECH works.

Her areas of expertise include infectious disease diagnosis and surveillance, laboratory systems and capacity building, and improving human resources for health. She is highly skilled in infectious disease epidemiology, evaluation of infectious disease surveillance programs, quality assurance of laboratory testing, developing international guidelines for the prevention and control of infectious diseases, and the training and mentoring of public health laboratory staff.

Dr. Perrone holds a PhD from the University of Texas (Galveston), an MSPH from Tulane University, and a BS from Fordham University.

Program Highlights

Certificate Program in Laboratory Leadership and Management
The I-TECH Certificate Program in Laboratory Leadership and Management (CPLLM) is a nine-month course that trains laboratory staff in supervisory positions leadership and management skills to make substantive and impactful improvements in laboratory testing quality and operations. The program was developed in 2013 and first piloted in 2014 ...
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Evaluating Laboratory Systems to Move toward Accreditation in Côte d’Ivoire
In collaboration with the MSHP, the National Public Health Reference Laboratory (LNSP), and a local accreditation organization, the Regional Center for Health Evaluation and Accreditation (CRESAC), I-TECH is conducting a baseline assessment of laboratory services at 50 laboratories in 2017 ...
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Strengthening Laboratory Policy in Côte d’Ivoire
In 2017, Côte d’Ivoire’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory (LNSP) and I-TECH convened a series of strategic planning meetings with the objective of reviewing and updating the vision, mission, and objectives of the previous National Laboratory Strategic Plan. These meetings and collaboration with various partners resulted in a revised plan, ...
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Transitioning OpenELIS Training and Implementation to Local Professionals in Côte d’Ivoire
For nearly a decade I-TECH has worked in Côte d’Ivoire in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop and implement an electronic laboratory information system in key laboratories. In order to respond to evolving data needs and ensure timely access to quality laboratory data, an ...
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