The primary mission of the Disease Control Division is to test human specimens, food and water for diseases of public health significance in support of the citizens of Iowa. The division supports numerous programs to prevent and control communicable disease, participate in epidemiologic investigations of disease outbreaks and serve as a reference laboratory for the clinical testing. These testing services help prevent the spread of disease in Iowa through the detection of infectious organisms, newborn screening for genetic disorders and maternal screening.

Wade Aldous

Associate Director