Dr. Green is the Director of the Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory. She is an accomplished scientist with more than 15 years of experience working in the field of Microbiology. Her training includes molecular biology, bacterial pathogenesis mechanisms, molecular epidemiological surveillance studies, and design of laboratory developed tests. The majority of her projects have combined the use of epidemiological data with state-of-the-art laboratory technology such as PCR and DNA sequencing to study large numbers of clinical isolates. She came to Public Health because it represented an opportunity for her to integrate techniques and technology that she learned from scientific research to improve community health and patient outcome as well as fulfill the need for qualified Public Health Laboratory Directors. She is a licensed California Public Health Microbiologist and also holds national certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology and State of California as a clinical microbiologist. Dr. Green is board certified as a medical microbiologist through the American Board of Medical Microbiology.
She is passionate about teaching and is dedicated to developing new public health and clinical microbiology professionals. Her most important accomplishment has been to share the knowledge she has learned from her experiences and continue the public health microbiologist training program which serves as a pipeline for public health workforce development and future laboratory professionals.
She has served on a number of committees for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health including the Public Health Emergency Response Leadership Group, Tuberculosis Control Program Research Committee, Science Work Group, Division of HIV and STD Programs 2nd District laboratory representative, CDC Region IX Infertility Prevention Program laboratory representative. She has also served on the UCLA Committee on Postdoctoral Education Program (CPEP), UCLA Institutional Biosafety Committee, American Society for Pathology Microbiology workgroup, Association of Public Health Laboratories Culture Independent Diagnostic Test workgroup, California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors Training Committee, and several conference and workshop planning committees.
Dr. Green is an active member of the American Society for Microbiology, Southern California American Society for Microbiology, American Biological Safety Association, California Association for Medical Laboratory Technology, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories.
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