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Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)

EIS officer at CDC headquarters.
EIS officer (MD, PhD) with supplies for the 2014 Ebola outbreak response in West Africa.

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a unique 2-year post-graduate training program of service and on-the-job learning for health professionals interested in the practice of applied epidemiology.

Since 1951, over 3,000 EIS officers have responded to requests for epidemiologic assistance within the United States and throughout the world.

EIS officers are on the public health frontlines, conducting epidemiologic investigations, research, and public health surveillance both nationally and internationally.


Recent EIS Investigations

  • Assistance with tracking cases in multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis associated with injection of methylprednisolone acetate solution
  • Shelter surveillance after Hurricane Sandy
  • Investigation of suspected organ-transplant associated human rabies case
  • Legionnaires disease outbreak at an acute care hospital
  • Investigation of necrotizing enterocolitis in infants receiving feeding thickening agents, Washington state
  • Multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections associated with exposure to microbiology laboratories
  • Teen driving practices and parental perceptions of teen driving in rural North Dakota
  • Legionnaires' disease outbreak associated with travel on a cruise ship, Louisiana
  • Invasive listeriosis among pregnant women exposed to contaminated cantaloupe, Colorado
Contact Us:
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Mailstop E-92
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 404-498-6110
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • Page last reviewed: April 17, 2009
  • Page last updated: January 15, 2015
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