Reference Laboratory Division

With multiple components of our Reference Laboratory Division addressing critical domestic and international public health issues, UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research provides support for the development of quality-assured laboratory infrastructure and methods. We provide reference laboratory consulting, support services, training, and research.

Our Reference Lab Division is part of a strategic partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public health. Through an exclusive agreement with the state’s laboratories, we develop, implement, and manage the delivery of new services and lab-based research activities that support domestic public health objectives.

Massachusetts Supranational TB Reference Laboratory External Link
As a World Health Organization designated laboratory, we provide technical assistance and technology transfer to developing countries in support of diagnosing and conducting surveillance for drug resistant M. tuberculosis. The laboratory also develops and participates in extensive basic and operational research.

Key Staff

Martin Baker, M.Sc.
Director, Reference Laboratory Division
(508) 856-3646
Martin.Baker@umassmed.edu

Alexander Sloutsky, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator and Director, Massachusetts Supranational TB Reference Laboratory
(617) 983-6370
Alex.Sloutsky@umassmed.edu

Key Staff 

Martin Baker Martin Baker, M.Sc.
Director, Reference Laboratory Division
   
 Alex Sloutsky Alexander Sloutsky, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator and Director, Massachusetts Supranational TB Reference Laboratory

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Martin Baker, M.Sc.
(508) 856-3646
Martin.Baker@umassmed.edu


Alexander Sloutsky, Ph.D.
(617) 983-6370
Alex.Sloutsky@umassmed.edu