Candace Golightly, MA, MLT(ASCP)
Department Vice Chair, Clinical Associate Professor
Professor Candace Golightly joined the faculty of Stony Brook University, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, in 1995. She previously worked as a clinical laboratory scientist at Stony Brook University Hospital, Department of Clinical Immunology. Since 1984, she has also worked as a clinical laboratory scientist and laboratory information systems manager at J.T. Mather Hospital laboratory in Port Jefferson, NY. Professor Golightly is Vice-Chair and the Director of Clinical Education for the CLS Program. She developed the curriculum and operates as the program advisor of the Health Care Informatics Concentration offered by the Bachelor of Science in Health Science major. She teaches Issues in Health Care Informatics, Medical Ethics, Advanced Seminar in CLS and co-teaches Applied Clinical Immunology.
Professor Golightly is an invited speaker for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Since 1999, Professor Golightly has served as a member and as Chair of the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s BOC Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Qualification Committee. She helped to develop the first LIS Qualification; and contributed in the ASCP textbook for laboratory information systems, Pathology Informatics, Theory and Practice. She has served since 2004 on ASCP’s Board of Director’s Advisory Group for the PEPFAR Project. Under the aegis of ASCP and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and the World Health Organization (WHO). Furthermore, Professor Golightly has helped to develop and has participated in laboratory trainings and CLS University Programs’ faculty development, which was designed to help address the global AIDS epidemic. Currently, she has conducted ASCP training in Zambia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, Vietnam, Cambodia and Rwanda.