Bereneice Madison has more than 30 years of clinical and public health laboratory experience. She is a registered medical technologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and is board certified as a High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director by the American Board of Bioanalysis. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) she served as Associate Chief of Program Integration in the International Laboratory Branch-Center for Global Health’s Division of HIV/ AIDS Program. In this role she also served as laboratory liaison providing technical laboratory and management expertise to in-country CDC laboratory professionals in several African countries including Sudan, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zambia. Madison worked with the African Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training Programs within global health and across centers to integrate scientific activities. Madison served 3 years with the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief and developed the CDC Zambia laboratory branch where she managed a team of laboratory professionals including the laboratory supply chain budget of more than $14 million annually. As CDC-Zambia Branch Chief of Laboratory Infrastructure and Support she worked with the Zambian Ministry of Health and other global partners in support of activities to prevent, treat and care for people living with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other opportunistic infections.
Prior to relocating to Zambia, Madison worked in the CDC-Division of Laboratory Systems where she supported Mexico’s National TB Reference Laboratory to implement an external quality assessment (EQA) pilot project to improve the detection and diagnosis of tuberculosis. She also developed training materials for tuberculosis diagnosis using fluorochrome staining technique, coordinated a project on problems in testing Mycobacterium tuberculosis with state and public health laboratories. Madison served as Project Officer for the CDC’s Model Performance Evaluation Program for M. tuberculosis drug susceptibility testing for domestic and international laboratories. Prior to joining CDC, Madison was Director/Coordinator of the Jackson General Hospital Microbiology Laboratory (Tennessee). During this time she served 4 years on the Health and Human Services Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee. Her other work experience includes tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Tennessee-Memphis; Supervisor of Microbiology at Methodist Hospital and Assistant Supervisor of the Baptist Hospital Microbiology Laboratory. Madison has authored and coauthored several scientific publications. Madison was chair of the ASM International Education Committee from 2007 - 2011 and is currently a member of the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities.