Director, Public Health Laboratory, State of Tennessee Department of HealthBiography
Dr. Richard Steece is certified as the Public Health Laboratory Director at the State of Tennessee Department of Health. He came into this role with over 30 years of experience and is one of the nation's leading public health laboratory experts. Among his multiple admirable roles driving public health initiatives, Dr. Steece has recently served as the National Chlamydia Laboratory Coordinator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and as Science Advisor to the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). Most recently, Dr. Steece is the incoming chair of the 2015 STD subcommittee for APHL, and he is continuing this appointment into 2016. Prior to his public health career working with every city, county and state public health laboratory in the US, Dr. Steece earned his PhD in Biology/Microbiology.