Susan Edralin earned a dual Masters in Business/Management from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. She has been certified Medical Technologist (ASCP) since graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC. She also obtained her Bachelors in Biology from Lenior Rhyne, minoring in chemistry.
Susan's specialty areas are core laboratory, blood bank, and management. Her areas of research are in population health, healthcare administration, transfusion medicine, and high complexity clinical laboratory management. She has worked in both for-profit, government safety net hospitals, and university medical centers. She has had direct supervision experience in hematology, coagulation, blood banking, and chemistry. She has earned a state license for Supervision in Nevada where she served as a System Laboratory Director for 2 years and Clinical Laboratory Science license as an Administrative Director in the State of California where she worked for 8 years. She has consulted for blood management programs, inspections, and data assisted medicine with analytics. Her current goals are to finish her Ph.D. with research in opportunities for DCLS in an effort to expand opportunities for clinical laboratorians. She aspires to hold an HCLD license. She has been a recipient of the 2011 High Quality of Care Award for her working in transfusion management which was noted by Joint Commission as a best practice. In 2013 and 2015 she was recognized for outstanding leadership in clinical laboratory management and test utilization efforts with significant improvements in reductions of healthcare costs. She is an active member of her professional organizations (ASCP, ASLCS, CLMA) and the American College of Healthcare Executives.