ROBIN MICHEL: robin-michel@uiowa.edu
TRISHA KREMAN: trisha-kreman@uiowa.edu

Outside funding for all 11 core functions of a public health laboratory from disease surveillance and data management to preparedness and laboratory improvement is overseen by Grants and Contracts staff.

The Grants and Contracts section coordinates pre- and post-award administrative functions for internal (University of Iowa) and external funding sources. These external sources include state agencies, federal agencies, and various other public and private sources of funding.

State agency partners include the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, and agencies in other states.

Federal and national partners include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Agriculture and the Association of Public Health Laboratories.


  • Oversaw processing of more than 80 sponsored projects.

  • Strengthened post-award financial management of sponsored projects by continuing to utilize an internally developed expense and revenue monitoring tool in conjunction with University of Iowa financial management tools.

Other Units in Administration and Finance

The Office of the Director consists of 10 key functional units that enable the State Hygienic Laboratory to achieve its statutory charge set forth in the Iowa Administrative Code.

The primary mission of the Disease Control Division is to test human specimens, food and water for diseases of public health significance to protect the citizens of Iowa.

The Environmental Health Division monitors drinking water, wastewater, air, soil and food for contaminants of potential environmental and public health concern.

The Division of Administration and Finance is responsible for the management of the business practices, all Hygienic Laboratory facilities, and pre/post testing support.