Burton W. Wilcke, Jr., Ph.D., SM(ASCP)
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences
Office: 302G Rowell
Phone: (802) 656-3811
Dr. Burton Wilcke is chair of the Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences. In this role he oversees several important academic programs in the area of clinical and health sciences. In his position he is creating linkages between the healthcare and public health communities. Prior to coming to the University of Vermont in the fall of 2002 Dr. Wilcke had a career in public health spanning twenty-five years at the state and local level in California, Michigan and Vermont. Immediately prior to joining the faculty at UVM, he was the Director of Health Surveillance for the Vermont Department of Health. He has served on committees and boards of state and national public health organizations including the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Vermont Public Health Association (Past-President), the Association of Public Health Laboratories (Past-President), the American Public Health Association (Chair, Publications Board) and the American Society for Microbiology (Past-Chair, Public Health Division). Dr. Wilcke has served on the Editorial Board of the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal and was an editor for the Public Health Reports Supplement on Public Health Laboratory Systems. He was a participant on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee that evaluated the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Ph.D., Temple University, School of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, 1976
M.S., Wagner College, Bacteriology and Public Health, 1971
B.A., Hartwick College, Biology, 1969
Health & Human Behavior
Introduction to Global Health
Principles of Immunology
Principles of Microbiology
- Global health infrastructure
- Laboratory-based disease surveillance
- Public health systems and services
- Quality systems and laboratory practice
Blumen, SR, S Naud, MV Palumbo, B McIntosh, BW Wilcke. Measuring the application of quality system essentials in the Vermont clinical laboratory system. Lab Medicine 42: 151-157, 2011.
Wilcke, BW, SL Inhorn, JR Astles, B Su, A Wright, VA White. Laboratory services in support of public health: A status report. Public Health Reports 125 Supplement 2:40-46, 2010.
Blumen, SR, S Naud, MV Palumbo, B McIntosh, BW Wilcke. Knowledge and perceptions of quality systems among Vermont laboratorians. Public Health Reports 125 Supplement 2:73-82, 2010.
Inhorn, SL, JR Astles, BW Wilcke, VA White. The state public health laboratory system. Public Health Reports 125 Supplement 2:4-17, 2010.
Wilcke, BW. Finding the knowledge in information. Clinical Laboratory Science 21: 265-266, 2008.
American Association of Bioanalysts
American Public Health Association
American Society for Microbiology
Association of Public Health Laboratories
Northeast Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Vermont Public Health Association
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