Jerry Hurst, Technical Supervisor

Jerry has over 35 years experience in clinical laboratory science, including work as a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist in all specialties. After certification as Public Health Microbiologist and completion of Master’s degree in Microbiology, he worked as clinical microbiologist at Stanford Medical Center for 8 years and 4 years at the California State Department of Health Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory as a research virologist.

Subsequently, he joined the California Laboratory Field Services as an inspector and eventually managed the California and federal CLIA inspection programs statewide, the HIV approval program, and the Examiner training program thereby gaining expert knowledge of CLIA, state, and accreditation requirements.

Upon retirement from state service my work in the private sector included Administrative Laboratory Director of 2 Kaiser Hospital laboratories, Unilab Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Laboratory Director of the Humboldt and Fresno County Public Health Laboratories and Technical Supervisor of multiple clinical laboratories.

Since 2001, he has worked as an independent consultant. Clients include national and international laboratories, biotechnology companies, state and county public health laboratories, private attorneys, federal Department of Justice, and research laboratories.