The events of 2020—a global pandemic, visible police violence against people of color, worldwide protests and economic challenges—thrust health disparities and social inequalities into international spotlights. In this issue’s feature article, we examine how public health laboratories—through their mission of protecting the entire community—can play a critical role in ensuring that not only are all served equally, but there is representation from different cultures and communities within the laboratory workforce.
Here are a few of this issue’s highlights:
- Harnessing the Power of High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Identification of Unknown Compounds
- CryptoNet: Highlighting the Real-Time Fight Against Cryptosporidium
- Leveraging APHL’s Knowledge Retention Toolkit for Succession Planning
- Standing Up Sequencing for SARS-CoV-2
- Importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Across the Newborn Screening Spectrum
- More Than Just a Food Lab: New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets