Allison Chambliss, PhD, DABCC

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressCT 1200 North State Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-0461-8137 Additional info
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    Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VAB.S.2009Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDPh.D.2014Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MDClinical Fellowship2016Pathology, Clinical Chemistry
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    American Society for Clinical Pathology2021ASCP 40 Under Forty
    Keck School of Medicine of USC20192018-19 Outstanding Teaching in Year I Award
    American Association for Clinical Chemistry2019Outstanding Brown Bag Award
    LAC+USC Medical Center2018Clinical Pathology Resident Teaching Award
    American Association for Clinical Chemistry2017Outstanding Speaker Award
    The Association for Mass Spectrometry & Advances in the Clinical Lab (MSACL)2016Lab Director Travel Grant
    American Association for Clinical Chemistry2016Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences Division Outstanding Abstract Award
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Pathology2016Outstanding Abstract in Clinical Research
    American Association for Clinical Chemistry2016Outstanding Speaker Award
    The Association for Mass Spectrometry & Advances in the Clinical Lab (MSACL)2015Trainee Travel Grant
    American Association for Clinical Chemistry2015Molecular Pathology Division Outstanding Abstract Award
    American Association for Clinical Chemistry2015National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) Distinguished Abstract Award
    Oak Ridge Associated Universities201363rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Travel Award
    ARCS Metro Washington Chapter2012  - 2014Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholarship
    National Science Foundation (NSF)2010  - 2012Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellowship

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    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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    1. A Paradigm Shift: Engagement of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Trainees by Innovative Teaching Methods. Clin Chem. 2022 05 18; 68(5):619-626. Wiencek JR, Chambliss AB, Bertholf RL, Cotten SW, Ellervik C, Kreuter JD, Mirza KM, Shajani-Yi Z. PMID: 35288727.
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    2. Limited Evidence for Use of a Black Race Modifier in eGFR Calculations: A Systematic Review. Clin Chem. 2022 03 31; 68(4):521-533. Marzinke MA, Greene DN, Bossuyt PM, Chambliss AB, Cirrincione LR, McCudden CR, Melanson SEF, Noguez JH, Patel K, Radix AE, Takwoingi Y, Winston-McPherson G, Young BA, Hoenig MP. PMID: 34927677.
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    3. No Monoclonal Protein in a Patient with CRAB Features. Clin Chem. 2021 11 26; 67(12):1584-1588. Jean J, Vergara-Lluri M, Chambliss AB. PMID: 34850841.
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    4. Revisiting approaches to and considerations for urinalysis and urine culture reflexive testing. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2022 03; 59(2):112-124. Chambliss AB, Van TT. PMID: 34663175.
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    5. Sky High or Undetectable? A Patient with Discordant Hemoglobin A1c. Lab Med. 2021 Sep 01; 52(5):e129-e132. Lee P, Chambliss AB, Marin MJ. PMID: 33724425.
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    6. Side-Effects of COVID-19 on Patient Care: An INR Story. J Appl Lab Med. 2021 07 07; 6(4):953-961. Pearson LN, Johnson SA, Greene DN, Chambliss AB, Farnsworth CW, French D, Herman DS, Kavsak PA, Merrill AE, Lo SM, Lyon ME, SoRelle JA, Schmidt RL. PMID: 33760097; PMCID: PMC8083676.
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    7. 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. Chambliss AB, Shulman IA. PMID: 33219818.
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    8. The effect of the Covid-19 shutdown on glycemic testing and control. Clin Chim Acta. 2021 Aug; 519:148-152. Sharma A, Greene DN, Chambliss AB, Farnsworth CW, French D, Herman DS, Kavsak PA, Merrill AE, Margaret Lo SY, Lyon ME, Winston-McPherson G, Pearson LN, SoRelle JA, Waring AC, Schmidt RL. PMID: 33932408; PMCID: PMC8080532.
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    9. 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. Chambliss AB, Johnson G, Robinson J, Banerjee J, Feldman BJ. PMID: 33438741.
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    10. An Initial Evaluation of the Agreement between Two SARS-CoV-2 Serologic Assays. J Appl Lab Med. 2020 09 01; 5(5):1139-1141. Robledo Gomez AY, Hunt NR, Chambliss AB, Pham HP, Emerson JF, Marin MJ. PMID: 32614446; PMCID: PMC7337781.
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    11. 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. Chambliss AB, Mason HM, Van TT. PMID: 32603438.
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    12. Contingency Planning in the Clinical Laboratory: Lessons Learned Amidst COVID-19. J Appl Lab Med. 2020 07 01; 5(4):832-836. Chambliss AB, Tolan NV. PMID: 32603440; PMCID: PMC7188123.
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    13. A Yellow-Green Cerebrospinal Fluid Sample. Clin Chem. 2020 05 01; 66(5):742-743. Chambliss AB. PMID: 32353131.
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    14. A Predictive Enrichment Strategy for Precision Medicine in Pediatric Sepsis. Clin Chem. 2020 04 01; 66(4):629-630. Chambliss AB. PMID: 32232454.
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    15. 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. Furey C, Buxbaum J, Chambliss AB. PMID: 31899279.
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    16. Evaluation of procalcitonin immunoassay concordance near clinical decision points. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2019 08 27; 57(9):1414-1421. Chambliss AB, Hayden J, Colby JM. PMID: 30763263.
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    17. Diagnosis and Management of Sepsis and Blood Stream Infections. J Appl Lab Med. 2019 01; 3(4):525-526. Chambliss AB, Butler-Wu SM, Dien Bard J. PMID: 31639719.
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    18. Breaking Down Barriers in Laboratory Medicine. J Appl Lab Med. 2019 01; 3(4):735-736. Chambliss AB, Butler-Wu SM, Dien Bard J. PMID: 31639743.
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    19. Embracing Procalcitonin for Antimicrobial Stewardship. J Appl Lab Med. 2019 01; 3(4):712-715. Chambliss AB. PMID: 31639737.
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    20. Clinical Pharmacogenetics for Precision Medicine: Successes and Setbacks. J Appl Lab Med. 2018 Nov 01; 3(3):474-486. Chambliss AB, Marzinke MA. PMID: 33636912.
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    21. Rapid screening for targeted genetic variants via high-resolution melting curve analysis. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2017 Mar 01; 55(4):507-516. Chambliss AB, Resnick M, Petrides AK, Clarke WA, Marzinke MA. PMID: 27732553; PMCID: PMC5550898.
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    22. 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. Chambliss AB, Parsons TL, Marzinke MA. PMID: 33636796.
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    23. Precision medicine: from pharmacogenomics to pharmacoproteomics. Clin Proteomics. 2016; 13:25. Chambliss AB, Chan DW. PMID: 27708556; PMCID: PMC5037608.
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    24. MMSET/WHSC1 enhances DNA damage repair leading to an increase in resistance to chemotherapeutic agents. Oncogene. 2016 11 10; 35(45):5905-5915. Shah MY, Martinez-Garcia E, Phillip JM, Chambliss AB, Popovic R, Ezponda T, Small EC, Will C, Phillip MP, Neri P, Bahlis NJ, Wirtz D, Licht JD. PMID: 27109101; PMCID: PMC6071667.
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    25. Quantification of Hydroxychloroquine in Blood Using Turbulent Flow Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (TFLC-MS/MS). Methods Mol Biol. 2016; 1383:177-84. Chambliss AB, Füzéry AK, Clarke WA. PMID: 26660186.
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    26. The multi-faceted role of the actin cap in cellular mechanosensation and mechanotransduction. Soft Matter. 2013 Jun 21; 9(23):5516-5523. Kim DH, Chambliss AB, Wirtz D. PMID: 23930135; PMCID: PMC3733260.
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    27. Simultaneously defining cell phenotypes, cell cycle, and chromatin modifications at single-cell resolution. FASEB J. 2013 Jul; 27(7):2667-76. Chambliss AB, Wu PH, Chen WC, Sun SX, Wirtz D. PMID: 23538711; PMCID: PMC3688750.
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    28. The LINC-anchored actin cap connects the extracellular milieu to the nucleus for ultrafast mechanotransduction. Sci Rep. 2013; 3:1087. Chambliss AB, Khatau SB, Erdenberger N, Robinson DK, Hodzic D, Longmore GD, Wirtz D. PMID: 23336069; PMCID: PMC3548190.
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