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What do EIS officers do at NCEH/ATSDR?

Ellen Yard, PhD (EIS ’09) and Matt Murphy, PhD (EIS ’07) in Kentucky responding to floods

Ellen Yard, PhD (EIS ’09) and Matt Murphy, PhD (EIS ’07) in Kentucky responding to floods.

EIS officers are involved in a variety of opportunities including leading epidemiological investigations, analyze large national datasets, serve as technical advisors, and respond to requests for assistance from state, local, tribal, territorial, and international governments.

EIS officers are placed in the

National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

Recent projects conducted by EIS officers include the following topics:

Ellen Yard, PhD (EIS '09) checking water quality during flood in Tennessee

Ellen Yard, PhD (EIS '09) checking water quality during flood in Tennessee.

  • Investigated LeadPoisoning in Flint, MI
  • Provided technical assistance in assessing unregulated drinking water use on tribal lands
  • Investigated the association between prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and cognitive development in young girls
  • Evaluated the surveillance of dietary supplement-induced liver injury by the National Poison Data System
  • Conducted a surveillance evaluation of the National Poison Data System for synthetic marijuana
  • Characterized health effects from hand sanitizer exposure among children
  • Evaluated use of media reports for determining mortality rates during Hurricane Sandy
  • Explored the relationship between CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index and disaster-related deaths using statistical and spatial methods
  • Assessed adverse health effects reported to the National Poison Data System from exposure to e-cigarettes
  • Investigation of Asthma-Related emergency room visits
  • Conducted a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) for Rapid Identification of Disaster Response and Recovery Needs of Communities Affected by the Elk River Chemical Spill
Ethan Fechter-Leggett, DVM (EIS '13) and Olaniyi Olayinka, MBBS (EIS '13) during an investigation of an outbreak of severe-illnesses associated with the reported use of synthetic cannabinoids - Colorado.

Ethan Fechter-Leggett, DVM (EIS '13) and Olaniyi Olayinka, MBBS (EIS '13) during an investigation of an outbreak of severe-illnesses associated with the reported use of synthetic cannabinoids - Colorado.

You can read more about investigations conducted by EIS officers at NCEH in the following articles:

Ellen Yard, PhD (EIS '09) and Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD (EIS '13) label blood samples obtained during an investigation of liver disease in Tigray, Ethiopia.

Ellen Yard, PhD (EIS '09) and Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD (EIS '13) label blood samples obtained during an investigation of liver disease in Tigray, Ethiopia.

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Emilly Ussery, PhD, MPH (EIS ’15) supporting the Ebola response in Sierra Leone

Emilly Ussery, PhD, MPH (EIS ’15) supporting the Ebola response in Sierra Leone.

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