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.