Department of Pathology, Phase 2 Curriculum Coordinator

Barbara Russell

Office Phone: (706) 721-4326
Office Address: GB-3357


Associate Professor

Appointment Date

January, 2003

Appointment Type



Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Medical College of Georgia, 1991

Master of Health Education, Medical College of Georgia, 1997

Doctor of Education, Georgia Southern University, 2006


Medical Laboratory Scientist, American Society for Clinical Pathology

Specialist in Hematology, American Society for Clinical Pathology

Major Interests

Hematology, Microbiology, Evidenced Based Practice, Education


Selected Publications

Crowely, J. R., Russell, B. L. Martin, S. M.  Challenges of Distance Learning for the Allied Health Educator. Journal of AHIMA, July-Aug: 61-63. 1995.

Day, D. S., Gay, J. N., Krauss, J. S., Sabio, H., Satya-Prakash, K. L., Russell, B., Wansley, W. Erythroleukemia of Childhood and Infancy. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 27(2): 142-150. 1997.

Russell, B., Martin, S. Blood Donor Rejection Rate: Hemocue Analyzer vs. Microhematocrit. Clinical Laboratory Science, 10(6): 321-324. 1997.

Russell BL, Turnbull D, Leibach EK, Pretlow L, Arnette A, Ranne A, Kraj B, Mobley R, Stone B. Evaluating Distance Learning in Clinical Laboratory Science. Clinical Laboratory Science, 20(2):106-111. 2007.

Russell BL, Campbell, S, Campos JM, Hall G, LeBar WD, Greene W, Roush D, Rudrick JT, Sautter RL. The NACB Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines for Point-of-Care Infectious Disease Testing. Point-of-Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology, 6(4): 231-236.2007.

Russell B. L., Tekleselassie A., Turnbull D., Arthur L., Burnham J. A comparison in academic performance between distance and on-campus students in allied healthcare education. Journal of Allied Health. 37(1): 1-21. 2008.

Russell BL, Barefield AC, Turnbull DC, Leibach EK, Pretlow L. Evaluating distance learning in health informatics education. Perspectives in Health Information Management. 5(5): 1-11. 2008.

Pretlow LG, Gandy T., Leibach EK, Russell BL, Kraj B.  A Quality Improvement Cycle:  Hemolyzed Specimens in the Emergency Department. Clinical Laboratory Science. 21(4): 219-224. 2008.

Russell BL, Steel, JCH.Infectious Mononucleosis Testing at the Point-of-Care. Point-of-Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology. 8(1): 29-31. 2009.

Leibach, E., and Russell BL. A Typology of Evidence Based Practice Research Heuristics for Clinical Laboratory Science Curricula. Clinical Laboratory Science. Supplement: 23(3): 46-50. 2010. 

Russell BL, Owen M., Leibach EK, Meaders E., Stone RB, Kraj, B. Capturing Professionalism in Pre-Service Education: Professionalism Tool Development and Implementation. Clinical Laboratory Science Supplement: 24(4):11-20. 2011.

Kraj, B., Pretlow, L. and Russell BL, Student molecular laboratory performance outcomes in a baccalaureate CLS program. Clinical Laboratory Science Supplement: 24(4):31-36. 2011.

Russell BL, Kraj B, Pretlow L, Ranne A, Leibach E. Evidence Based Practice and Advanced Competencies in an MHS-CLS Program. Clinical Laboratory Science Supplement: 24(4):47-53. 2011.

Khocht A., Russell B., Cannon J., Turner B., Janal M., Phagocytic cell activity and periodontitis in Down Syndrome. Journal of Oral Diseases. 18(4): 346-352. 2012.

Pretlow, L., Johnson, S., Russell, B. and Evans, B. A novel approach to managing hemolyzed specimens. Clinical Laboratory Science. 26(3):153-157. 2013

Khocht A., Russell B., Cannon J.G., Turner B., Janal M. Oxidative burst intensity of peripheral phagocytic cells and periodontitis in Down syndrome. Journal of Periodontal Research. 49(1). 29-35. 2014.