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Careers in Public Health

Articles found here will give your students a sense of the daily life of practicing disease detectives and highlight the range of careers associated with public health sciences and epidemiology. We hope these articles will inspire students to pursue a career in public health.

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Public Health on Front Burner After Sept. 11
USA Today, Anita Manning

USA's 'Disease Detectives' Track Epidemics Worldwide
USA Today, Anita Manning

Tracking Down Bugs
Bangor Daily News, Tom Weber

CDC Disease Fighters Go Where Virus Action Is
Atlanta Journal Constitution, Patricia Guthrie

When Disease Strikes, the Doctor is In
The Des Moines Register, Tom Carney

Federal Web Sites

Profiles of Epidemic Intelligence Service Officers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Life Works
National Institutes of Health

Non-Federal Web Sites*

* Links to non-Federal organizations are provided solely as a service to our users. Links do not constitute an endorsement of any organization by CDC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. The CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at these links.

American Public Health Association

Association of Schools of Public Health

John Snow: A legendary figure in the history of public health, epidemiology and anesthesiology
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

S. Khan, Disease Detective (an interview)
American Society of Microbiology

Adventures with Bats in Cambodia
University of Georgia, Leilani Alvarez Kostiuchenko


This page last reviewed October 31, 2008

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