Associate Commissioner of Laboratory Services

Grace Kubin, Ph.D.

Grace KubinGrace Kubin, Ph.D., has served as the Laboratory Services Section Director for the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) since 2011.

Dr. Kubin has led the laboratory response for outbreaks, including 2012 West Nile Virus, 2014 Ebola, 2016 Zika, and 2020 COVID-19. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kubin served as an executive board member and president of the Association of Public Health Laboratories.

She has overseen the addition of many testing technologies and methodologies to address the needs of DSHS health care and response partners. Dr. Kubin has also participated in many national committees, advisory groups, and workgroups, and is a member of the CDC Advisory Committee to the Director Laboratory Workgroup.

Dr. Kubin studied immunology, focusing on gene regulation, at the University of Texas, Austin, where she received bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. She is board certified as a CLIA High Complexity Laboratory Director and as a Clinical Consultant for clinical laboratory testing.