Faculty

Allison Chambliss

Allison Chambliss

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology
Pathology
CT 1200 North State Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

American Society for Clinical Pathology: ASCP 40 Under Forty, 2021

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: Outstanding Brown Bag Award, 2019

Keck School of Medicine of USC: 2018-19 Outstanding Teaching in Year I Award, 2019

LAC+USC Medical Center: Clinical Pathology Resident Teaching Award, 2018

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: Outstanding Speaker Award, 2017

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: Outstanding Speaker Award , 2017

The Association for Mass Spectrometry & Advances in the Clinical Lab (MSACL): Lab Director Travel Grant, 2016

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Pathology: Outstanding Abstract in Clinical Research, 2016

The Association for Mass Spectrometry & Advances in the Clinical Lab (MSACL): Lab Director Travel Grant , 2016

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences Division Outstanding Abstract Award, 2016

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: Outstanding Speaker Award, 2016

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: Outstanding Speaker Award , 2016

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) Distinguished Abstract Award, 2015

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: Molecular Pathology Division Outstanding Abstract Award, 2015

The Association for Mass Spectrometry & Advances in the Clinical Lab (MSACL): Trainee Travel Grant, 2015

Oak Ridge Associated Universities: 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Travel Award, 2013

ARCS Metro Washington Chapter: Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholarship, 2012-2014

National Science Foundation (NSF): Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellowship, 2010-2012

Revisiting approaches to and considerations for urinalysis and urine culture reflexive testing Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2022 03; 59(2):112-124. . View in PubMed

Limited Evidence for Use of a Black Race Modifier in eGFR Calculations: A Systematic Review Clin Chem. 2022 03 31; 68(4):521-533. . View in PubMed

A Paradigm Shift: Engagement of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Trainees by Innovative Teaching Methods Clin Chem. 2022 05 18; 68(5):619-626. . View in PubMed

Lab Med. 2021 Sep 01; 52(5):e129-e132. . View in PubMed

The effect of the Covid-19 shutdown on glycemic testing and control Clin Chim Acta. 2021 Aug; 519:148-152. . View in PubMed

Verification and Implementation of HIV Antibody Differentiation Testing to Improve Turnaround Time for the HIV Diagnostic Algorithm Lab Med. 2021 Jul 01; 52(4):338-345. . View in PubMed

Side-Effects of COVID-19 on Patient Care: An INR Story J Appl Lab Med. 2021 07 07; 6(4):953-961. . View in PubMed

No Monoclonal Protein in a Patient with CRAB Features Clin Chem. 2021 11 26; 67(12):1584-1588. . View in PubMed

Point-of-Care Testing to Support a Street Medicine Program in Caring for the Homeless J Appl Lab Med. 2021 01 12; 6(1):330-332. . View in PubMed

A review of biomarker utilization in the diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis reveals amylase ordering is favored in patients requiring laparoscopic cholecystectomy Clin Biochem. 2020 Mar; 77:54-56. . View in PubMed

An Initial Evaluation of the Agreement between Two SARS-CoV-2 Serologic Assays J Appl Lab Med. 2020 09 01; 5(5):1139-1141. . View in PubMed

A Yellow-Green Cerebrospinal Fluid Sample Clin Chem. 2020 05 01; 66(5):742-743. . View in PubMed

A Predictive Enrichment Strategy for Precision Medicine in Pediatric Sepsis Clin Chem. 2020 04 01; 66(4):629-630. . View in PubMed

Correlation of Chemical Urinalysis to Microscopic Urinalysis and Urine Culture: Implications for Reflex Urinalysis Workflows J Appl Lab Med. 2020 07 01; 5(4):724-731. . View in PubMed

Contingency Planning in the Clinical Laboratory: Lessons Learned Amidst COVID-19 J Appl Lab Med. 2020 07 01; 5(4):832-836. . View in PubMed

Diagnosis and Management of Sepsis and Blood Stream Infections J Appl Lab Med. 2019 01; 3(4):525-526. . View in PubMed

Breaking Down Barriers in Laboratory Medicine J Appl Lab Med. 2019 01; 3(4):735-736. . View in PubMed

Embracing Procalcitonin for Antimicrobial Stewardship J Appl Lab Med. 2019 01; 3(4):712-715. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of procalcitonin immunoassay concordance near clinical decision points Clin Chem Lab Med. 2019 08 27; 57(9):1414-1421. . View in PubMed

Clinical Pharmacogenetics for Precision Medicine: Successes and Setbacks J Appl Lab Med. 2018 Nov 01; 3(3):474-486. . View in PubMed

Rapid screening for targeted genetic variants via high-resolution melting curve analysis Clin Chem Lab Med. 2017 Mar 01; 55(4):507-516. . View in PubMed

An Ultraperformance LC-MS/MS Method for the Quantification of the Antimalarial Atovaquone in Plasma J Appl Lab Med. 2017 Jan 01; 1(4):400-409. . View in PubMed

Quantification of Hydroxychloroquine in Blood Using Turbulent Flow Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (TFLC-MS/MS) Methods Mol Biol. 2016; 1383:177-84. . View in PubMed

Precision medicine: from pharmacogenomics to pharmacoproteomics Clin Proteomics. 2016; 13:25. . View in PubMed

MMSET/WHSC1 enhances DNA damage repair leading to an increase in resistance to chemotherapeutic agents Oncogene. 2016 11 10; 35(45):5905-5915. . View in PubMed

Simultaneously defining cell phenotypes, cell cycle, and chromatin modifications at single-cell resolution FASEB J. 2013 Jul; 27(7):2667-76. . View in PubMed

The multi-faceted role of the actin cap in cellular mechanosensation and mechanotransduction Soft Matter. 2013 Jun 21; 9(23):5516-5523. . View in PubMed

The LINC-anchored actin cap connects the extracellular milieu to the nucleus for ultrafast mechanotransduction Sci Rep. 2013; 3:1087. . View in PubMed

Allison B. Chambliss, PhD, DABCC, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology in the Department of Pathology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. She is the Section Director of Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing in the clinical laboratories of the Los Angeles County + USC (LAC+USC) Medical Center.

Dr. Chambliss holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech, a PhD in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and she completed a ComACC-accredited Clinical Chemistry Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She is licensed by the State of California as a Clinical Chemist Laboratory Director and is board-certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.

Dr. Chambliss has research interests in validating new diagnostics and biomarkers, procalcitonin and sepsis, and laboratory utilization initiatives. She is an active member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) at the regional and national levels. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine and a member of the College of American Pathologists Clinical Chemistry Committee. Dr. Chambliss teaches medical students and Pathology residents at USC.
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