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:
- Association of depression and diabetes with asthma control.
- Mental health after the Gulf coast oil spill.
- Aflatoxin exposure in Kenya.
- Public health consequences from chlorine released at a metal recycling facility.
- Physical activity associated with transit use.
- Mercury exposure among artisanal gold miners in Peru.
- Unprecedented outbreak of acute childhood lead poisoning in Nigeria.
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.