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EIS Recruitment

EIS Through the Years

  • 1950s: Polio, lead poisoning, Asian influenza.
  • 1960s: Cancer cluster, smallpox, Hong Kong influenza.
  • 1970s: Legionnaires disease, Ebola, Reye syndrome.
  • 1980s: Toxic shock syndrome, HIV/AIDS, birth defects.
  • 1990s: Tobacco, West Nile Virus, contaminated water.
  • 2000s: E-coli O157:H7, SARS, H1N1, Hurricane Katrina.
  • 2010s: Haiti earthquake, obesity, fungal meningitis.


The application cycle for the 2015 class is May 15–August 15, 2014.

Learn more about applying to EIS.

How You Can Help Recruit New EIS Officers

  • Reach out to your communities, institutions, and organizations to spread the word about EIS
  • Share your experiences with prospective applicants
  • Use the resources as you take on this call to action

EIS Recruitment Resources


to get the conversation started.

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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: May 1, 2014
  • Page last updated: July 29, 2014
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