About Our Program

EIS is CDC’s globally-recognized fellowship program and long-standing model of worldwide public health in action. EIS has trained over 3,900 ready-responders who have served a gamut of public health issues since the program’s inception in 1951. EIS maintains its core focus on evidence-based decision-making while adapting to the evolving nature of public health. EIS will continue shaping future generations of public health leaders for years to come.

Epidemic Intelligence Service 70th Anniversary Webinar

CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) 70th anniversary celebration took place virtually on June 4, 2021. This webinar features a lecture given by former CDC Director Dr. Bill Foege and remarks from current CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and CDC Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat. The event also includes awards, video tributes, a special accolade in honor of Dr. Schuchat’s upcoming retirement, and a presentation of a diverse panel of EIS alumni who share stories of their public health careers.