About Our Program

EIS is CDC’s globally recognized applied epidemiology training program. EIS offers an unparalleled service and learning program. EIS officers learn from and work alongside subject matter experts while providing service to domestic and international partners. EIS has trained over 3,900 disease detectives who have investigated and responded to a wide range of public health challenges and emergencies  since the program’s inception in 1951. EIS maintains its core focus on training disease detectives to practice consequential epidemiology, which is the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data for evidence-based public health action. EIS will continue preparing 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 former CDC Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat. The event also includes awards, video tributes, a special accolade in honor of Dr. Schuchat’s  retirement, and a presentation of a diverse panel of EIS alumni who share stories of their public health careers.