Debra M. Wood

Debra M. Wood, MS

Program Director, Histotechnology Distance Learning


Educating, Advocating and Volunteering for the Histotechnology Profession

Debra Wood joined the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as faculty in 2004. After working as a histotechnologist in both clinical and veterinary labs she had a desire to teach. She now puts all of her energy into teaching histotechnology principles and techniques to college students in over 400 laboratories nationwide.

As a volunteer she serves on the: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) volunteering as a member of the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP), site visitor and paper reviewer for programs going through the accreditation process; American Society for Pathology as Chairperson for the - Histotechnology (ASCP) HT/HTL Exam Committee and member of the Scholarship committee; and National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) as credentialing chair and lead of the Instructors of Histotechnology group.  

Passionate about histotechnology, education and service to the profession the position of program director for a distance education program seemed like the perfect fit. 

Certification: HT (ASCP)


Gill, Gary W., & Wood, Debra M., 2010, Education Guide: Special Stains & H&E, Chapter 21: Biological Micro-techniques. Kumar, George L., & Kiernan, John A., Dako


Leica Leadership in Teaching, National Society for Histotechnology, 2016

Peggy Wenk Histotechnology Program of the Year, National Society for               Histotechnology, 2015

urEssential, Cardinal Health, 2014





Van Nuys Medical Science Building MS-108
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine