What do EIS officers do at NCEH/ATSDR?
EIS officers are involved in a variety of opportunities to lead epidemiological investigations, analyze large national datasets, serve as technical advisors, and respond to requests for assistance from state and international governments.
EIS officers are placed in the
- NCEH Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services
- NCEH Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
Recent projects conducted by EIS officers include the following topics:
- Impact of Drought Conditions on Private Well Owners
- Evaluation of the impact of adult mosquito control during a West Nile virus outbreak
- Community health effects of mercaptan exposure
- Clinical Characterization of Case-Patients Identified as Part of an Outbreak of Fungal Infections Associated with Medications
- Shelter Surveillance post Hurricane Sandy
- Community experiences and perceptions of geothermal venting and emergency preparedness
You can read more about investigations conducted by EIS officers at NCEH in the following articles:
- Falk H and Briss P. Environmental- and Injury-related Epidemic-Assistance Investigations, 1946–2005. American Journal of Epidemiology 2011; 174 (11)
- Falk H. Environmental Health in MMWR — 1961–2010. MMWR 2011,60:86- 96.
You can solve a virtual outbreak by using the CDC iPAD application: Solve the Outbreak at http://www.cdc.gov/mobile/Applications/sto/.