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:
- Investigation of Ebola Virus Disease
- Undetermined risk for childhood lead poisoning in the area surrounding a former lead paint production facility
- Undetermined burden of disease and risk factors for chikungunya virus infections
- Investigation of Asthma-Related emergency room visits
- Undetermined risk factors and mode of transmission in a Healthcare-Associated Legionnares’ Disease Outbreak
- 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
- Undetermined source for a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak associated with a resort
- Investigation of Elk River Chemical Spill
You can read more about investigations conducted by EIS officers at NCEH in the following articles:
- The National Prevention Strategy 2014 Annual Report
- Response to Importation of a Case of Ebola Virus Disease — Ohio, October 2014
- Ebola Virus Disease Cluster in the United States — Dallas County, Texas, 2014
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak — West Africa, September 2014
- For CDC team in Dallas, the search is on for those who had contact with Ebola patient
- Meet a Disease Detective Hunting Ebola in Dallas
- Disaster Response and Recovery Needs of Communities Affected by the Elk River Chemical Spill, West Virginia, April 2014
- Notes from the Field: Severe Illness Associated with Reported Use of Synthetic Marijuana — Colorado, August–September 2013
- Chlorine Gas Exposure at a Metal Recycling Facility --- California, 2010
- 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.
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