Year Entered MCW: 2021
Previous Education: BA, Biology, Willamette University; MS, University of California at Santa Cruz
Lisa Sanders serves as the lead microbiologist in the Washington State Department of Health Sexually Transmitted Infections Laboratory. Prior to her role at Washington State, she worked on HIV-1 and COVID-19 trials and on public health microbiology in county-level laboratories on the United States West Coast. Lisa’s background informs her primary interests: public health laboratory infrastructure, the pipeline for career public health microbiologists, and the role of the laboratory in health equity.