American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
Jean C. Joseph, PhD
1999 Outstanding Contributions through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry

Jean C. Joseph, PhD, received the 34th annual award, sponsored by Beckman Instruments, Inc. Dr. Joseph is Chief Operating Officer for CDT, Inc. (Comprehensive Drug Testing) located in Long Beach, California. CDT administers drug and alcohol programs for many professional sports organizations and for clients from the transportation industry, schools, and the public and private sectors. Dr. Joseph was raised in the Boston, Massachusetts area; she graduated from Archbishop William High School in Braintree and received her BA degree in Chemistry from Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Joseph received a PhD in Biological Chemistry from the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. After working 2 years in research, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Joseph received a Masters in Health Administration from Chapman University in 1990. She is board certified in both Clinical Chemistry and Toxicological Chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and is licensed by the State of California as a Clinical Chemist. Dr. Joseph has lectured and published in the fields of chemistry, toxicology, and management.

Prior to assuming her present duties, Dr. Joseph worked in the laboratory and physician practice management fields. Her first position was as Assistant Director of Biochemistry at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Joseph then served as Director of Chemistry and Assistant Director of Laboratories at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California. She next held the position of Manager of Physician Practice and Clinic Services at Argus Medical Management in Long Beach, California.

Dr. Joseph has been active with the AACC since becoming a member in 1977. On the local section level, she was active in the Chicago Section, and as a member of the Southern California Section has served as Treasurer, Program Chair, Councilor/Delegate, and Chair.

On the national level, Dr. Joseph served as member of the 1982 National Meeting Organizing Committee, as Vice-Chair of the 1997 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee, and is presently a member of the 2000 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee. In addition, Dr. Joseph has served as member and Chair of the Continuing Education Committee, member of the Council Committee on Divisional Affairs, member of the Council Steering Committee, and member of the Long Range Planning Committee. She was elected as member and Chair of the Nominating Committee (1988–1989) and was a member of the Quality Assurance Committee, a member of the Quality Assurance Task Force, Co-Chair of the Local Section Workshop, Chair of the House of Delegates Local Section Affairs Committee, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board to Clinical Chemistry News. Dr. Joseph was a member of the Board of Directors from 1993 to 1995 and served on the Board of Directors Executive Committee. She was a member of the GPO and Purchasing Executive Conference Committees, a member of the Delta Group (1995–1996), a member of the Task Force on Governance (1997), and is presently serving on the Program Coordinating Commission. Dr. Joseph was the recipient of an AACC Presidential Citation in 1996 and the recipient of the Herbert O. Carne Service Award presented by the Southern California Section.

In addition to her activities with the AACC, Dr. Joseph has been active with the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC), the National Committee on Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS), and the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB). Dr. Joseph was a member of the Board of Directors of the ABCC from 1990 to 1996, serving as Secretary-Treasurer in 1993–1994 and as President in 1994–1995. She also served as a member of the NCCLS Area Committee on Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology. Dr. Joseph presently is a member of the Board of Directors of the NACB. In addition, Dr. Joseph is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Women in Health Administration.