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Christina Egan, Ph.D.

National Preparedness and Response Science Board Member

Christina Egan, Ph.D. is Chief and Director of the Biodefense Laboratory at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). She has been involved with public health preparedness and response activities within New York State for over 15 years.  Her experience is primarily in the testing and analysis of varied specimens and samples for the presence of biothreats and food-borne agents as well as assay development and validation for use in testing clinical and environmental samples. Dr. Egan is currently Chair of the Association for Public Health Laboratories Public Health Preparedness and Response Committee which provides guidance regarding laboratory related issues to CDC and other partners for preparedness issues and policy development. She has served on several national committees related to Biodefense activities and has authored several book chapters and publications on public health preparedness and assay development and validation for biothreat agents. 

Photograph of Christina Egan, Ph.D.

At the Wadsworth Center, Christina also serves as the Director of Scientific Education for the Master of Science in Laboratory Sciences Program at the Wadsworth Center. She is also active in the Department of Biomedical Science in the School of Public Health, SUNY Albany. Dr. Egan received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 1997 from Albany Medical College. She became a research scientist at the NYSDOH and member of the Bioterrorism Response Team which was responsible for the analysis of environmental and clinical specimens for anthrax in 2001.

National Preparedness and Response Science Board

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  • This page last reviewed: January 27, 2015