Alexander D. Langmuir Prize Manuscript Award

The Alexander D. Langmuir Prize, established in 1966 by the EIS Alumni Association and sponsored by Joanna Buffington, EIS ’90 in partnership with the CDC Foundation, encourages EIS officers to publish papers based on epidemiologic work done while in the EIS. This prize recognizes a current EIS officer or recent alumnus (1 year) for excellence in a written report or an epidemiologic investigation or study.

Recipients

  • 2018 Educational Disabilities Among Children Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Mary-Margaret Fill
  • 2017  Geospatial Analysis of Household Spread of Ebola Virus in a Quarantined Village — Sierra Leone, 2014. Brigette L. Gleason, MD, MPH
  • 2016  Exposure to Advertisements and Electronic Cigarette Use among U.S. Middle and High School Students.  Tushar Singh, MD, PhD, MS
  • 2015 New Delhi Metallo-Beta-Lactamase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant E. coli Associated with Exposure to Duodenoscopes. Lauren Epstein, MD, MSc and Jennifer C. Hunter, DrPH
  • 2014 Raccoon Rabies Virus Variant Transmission Through Solid Organ Transplantation. JAMA 2013;310:398–407. N.M. Vora, S.V. Basavaraju, KA Feldman, et al.
  • 2013 Necrotizing Cutaneous Mucormycosis after a Tornado in Joplin, Missouri, in 2011. N Engl J Med 2012;367;2214–25. R. Fanfair, K. Benedict, J. Bos, et al.
  • 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infections Associated with In-Store Sampling of a Raw-Milk Gouda Cheese, 2010. J. McCollum, N. Williams, S. W. Beam, et al.
  • 2011 Effect of Rotavirus Vaccine on Healthcare Utilization for Diarrhea in US Children. N Engl J Med 2011;365;12:1108–17. J. Cortes, A. Curns, J. Tate, M. Cortese, M. Patel, F. Zhou, U. Parashar
  • 2010 Increasing Compliance with Mass Drug Administration Programs for Lymphatic Filariasis in Orissa, India, 2009—Impact of an Education and a Lymphedema Management Program. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2010;201;4:e728. P.T. Cantey, J. Rout, G. Rao, J. Williamson, L.M. Fox
  • 2009 Epidemiologic Investigation of Immune-Mediated Polyradiculoneuropathy Among Abattoir Workers Exposed to Porcine Brain. PLoS ONE. 2009;5:e9782. S.M. Holzbauer, A.S. DeVries, J.J. Sejvar, et al.
  • 2008 Characteristics of Perpetrators in Homicide-Followed-by-Suicide Incidents: National Violent Death Reporting System—17 US States, 2003–2005. Am J Epidemiol 2008;168:1056–64.              J. Logan, H.A. Hill, A.E. Crosby, D.L. Karch, J.D. Barnes, K.M. Lubell
  • 2007 Methamphetamine Use Is Independently Associated with Risky Sexual Behaviors and Adolescent Pregnancy. J Sch Health 2008;78:641–8. L.B. Zapata, S.D Hillis, P.M. Marchbanks, K.M. Curtis, R. Lowry
  • 2006 Case-Control Study of an Acute Aflatoxicosis Outbreak, Kenya, 2004. Environ Health Perspect 2005;113:1779–83. E. Azziz-Baumgartner, K.Y. Lindblade, K. Gieseker, et al., and the Aflatoxin Investigative Group
  • 2004 Risk of Bacterial Meningitis in Children with Cochlear Implants. N Engl J Med 2003;349:435–45. J. Reefhuis, M.A. Honein, C.G. Whitney, et al.
  • 2005 Changes in Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Among HIV-Infected Adults Living in the Era of Childhood Pneumococcal Immunization. Ann Intern Med 2006;144:1–9.       B.L. Flannery, R.T. Heffernan, L.H. Harrison, et al.
  • 2003 Transmission of West Nile Virus from an Organ Donor to Four Transplant Recipients. N Engl J Med 2003;348:2196–203. M. Iwamoto, D.B. Jernigan, A. Guasch, et al., the West Nile Virus in Transplant Recipients Investigation Team
  • 2002 Serratia liquefaciens Bloodstream Infections from Contamination of Epoetin Alfa at a Hemodialysis Center. N Engl J Med 2001;344:1491–7. L.A. Grohskopf, V.R. Roth, D.R. Feikin, et al.
  • 2001 Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Transmitted by Chlorine-Pretreated Clover Sprout Seeds. Am J Epidemiol 2001;154:1020–8. J.T. Brooks, S. Rowe, P. Shillam, et al.
  • 2000 Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis After Pertussis Prophylaxis with Erythromycin: A Case Review and Cohort Study. Lancet 1999;354:2101–5. M.A. Honein, L.J. Paulozzi, I.M. Himelright, et al.
  • 1999 Legalized Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon—The First Year’s Experience. N Engl J Med 1999;340:577–83. A.E. Chin, K. Hedberg, G.K. Higginson, D.W. Fleming
  • 1998 Suicide After Natural Disasters. N Engl J Med 1998;338:373–8. E.G. Krug, M. Kresnow, J.P. Peddicord, et al.
  • 1997 Epidemic Meningococcal Disease and Tobacco Smoke: A Risk Factor Study in the Pacific Northwest. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1997;16:979–83.        M.A. Fisher, K. Hedberg, P. Cardosi, et al.
  • 1996 A Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Associated with Consumption of Schwan’s Ice Cream. N Engl J Med 1996;334:1281–6. T.W. Hennessy, C.W. Hedberg, L. Slutsker, et al.  and  Passenger to Passenger Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Aboard Commercial Aircraft During Transoceanic Travel. N Engl J Med 1996;334:993–8. T.A. Kenyon, S.E. Valway, W.W. Ihle, I.M. Onorato
  • 1995 A Multistate Outbreak of Escherichia coli 0157:H7-Associated Bloody Diarrhea and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome from Hamburgers: The Washington Experience. JAMA 1994;272:1349–53. B.P. Bell, M. Goldoft, P.M. Griffin, et al.
  • 1994  A Massive Outbreak in Milwaukee of Cryptosporidium Infection Transmitted Through the Public Water Supply. N Engl J Med 1994;331:161–7. W.R. Mac Kenzie, N.J. Hoxie, M.E. Proctor, et al.
  • 1993 Comparison of Prevention Strategies for Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Infection: A Population-Based Economic Analysis. JAMA 1993;270:1442–8. J.C. Mohle-Boetani, A. Schuchat, B.D. Plikaytis, J.D. Smith, C.V. Broome and  Retrospective Study of the Impact of Lead-Based Hazard Remediation on Children’s Blood Lead Levels in St. Louis, Missouri. Am J Epidemiol 1994;139:1016–26. C. Staes, T. Matte, C.B. Copley, D. Flanders, S. Binder
  • 1992 An Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Among Hospitalized Patients with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. N Engl J Med 1992;326:1514–21. B.R. Edlin, J.I. Tokars, M.H. Grieco, et al.
  • 1991 An Investigation of the Cause of the Eosinophilia- Myalgia Syndrome Associated with Tryptophan Use. N Engl J Med 1990;323:357–65. E.A. Belongia, C.W. Hedberg, G.J. Gleich, et al.
  • 1990 An Outbreak of Surgical Wound Infections due to Group A Streptococcus Carried on the Scalp. N Engl J Med 1990;323:968–72. T.D. Mastro, T.A. Farley, J.A. Elliott, et al.
  • 1989 Transmission of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in San Diego County, California, 1986. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1990;42:3–9.Y.A. Maldonado, B.L. Nahlen, R.R. Roberta, et al.
  • 1989 Group A Meningococcal Carriage in Travelers Returning from Saudi Arabia. JAMA 1988;260:2686–9. P.S. Moore, L.H. Harrison, E.E. Telzak, G.W. Ajello, C.V. Broome
  • 1988 A Day-Care–Based Case-Control Efficacy Study of Haemophilus influenzae B Polysaccharide Vaccine. JAMA 1988;260:1413–8. L.H. Harrison, C. Broome, A.W. Hightower, et al.
  • 1987 Oral Contraceptives and Cervical Cancer Risk in Costa Rica: Detection Bias or Causal Association? JAMA 1988;259:59–64. K.L. Irwin, L. Rosero-Bixby, M.W. Oberle, et al.
  • 1986 The Role of Parvovirus B19 in Aplastic Crisis and Erythema Infectiosum (Fifth Disease). J Infect Dis 1986;154:383–93. T.L. Chorba, P. Coccia, R.C. Holman, et al.
  • 1985 The Use and Efficacy of Child-Restraint Devices: The Tennessee Experience, 1982 and 1983. JAMA 1984;252:2571–5. M.D. Decker, M.J. Dewey, R.H. Hutcheson Jr., W.S. Schaffner
  • 1984 Medication Errors with Inhalant Epinephrine Mimicking an Epidemic of Neonatal Sepsis. N Engl J Med 1984;310:166–70. S.       L. Solomon, E.M. Wallace, E.L. Ford-Jones, et al.
  • 1984  Unexplained Deaths in a Children’s Hospital: An Epidemiologic Assessment. N Engl J Med 1985;313: 211–6. J.W. Buehler, L.F. Smith, E.M. Wallace, C.W. Heath, R. Kusiak, J.L. Herndon
  • 1983 Epidemic Listeriosis C—Evidence for Transmission by Food. N Engl J Med 1983;308:203–6. W.F. Schlech III, P.M. Lavigne, R.A. Bortolussi, et al.
  • 1982  Risk Factors for Heatstroke: A Case-Control Study. JAMA 1982;247:3332–6. E.M. Kilbourne, K. Choi, T.S. Jones, S.B. Thacker
  • 1981 Toxic-Shock Syndrome in Menstruating Women: Association with Tampon Use and Staphylococcus aureus and Clinical Features in 52 Cases. N Engl J Med 1980;303:1436–42. K.N. Shands, G.P. Schmid, B.B. Dan, et al.
  • 1981  Respiratory Irritation due to Carpet Shampoo: Two Outbreaks. Environ Int 1982;8:337–41. K. Kreiss, M.G. Gonzalez, K.L. Conright, A.R. Scheere
  • 1980 Injuries from the Wichita Falls Tornado: Implications for Prevention. Science 1980;207:734–8. R.I. Glass, R.B. Craven, D.J. Bregman, et al.
  • 1979 Risk of Vascular Disease in Women: Smoking, Oral Contraceptives, Noncontraceptive Estrogens, and Other Factors. JAMA 1979;242:1150–4. D.B. Petitti, J.Wingerd, J. Pellegrin, et al.
  • 1979 An Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease Associated with a 1979  An Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease Associated with a Contaminated Air-Conditioning Cooling Tower. N Engl J Med 1980;302:365–70. T.J. Dondero Jr., R.C. Rendtorff, G.F. Mallison, et al.
  • 1978 Measles Vaccine Efficacy in Children Previously Vaccinated at 12 Months of Age. Pediatrics 1978;62: 955–60. J.S. Marks, T.J. Halpin, W.A. Orenstein
  • 1977 Epidemic Yersinia entercolitica Infection due to Contaminated Chocolate Milk. N Engl J Med 1978;298:76–9. R.E. Black, R.J. Jackson, T. Tsai, et al.
  • 1976 Nursery Outbreak of Peritonitis with Pneumoperitoneum Probably Caused by Thermometer-Induced Rectal Perforation. Am J Epidemiol 1976;104:632–44. M.A. Horwitz, J.V. Bennett
  • 1975 Staphylococcal Food Poisoning Aboard a Commercial Aircraft. Lancet 1975;2:595–9.
  • 1974 Oyster-Associated Hepatitis: Failure of Shellfish Certification Programs To Prevent Outbreaks. JAMA 1975;233:1065–8. B.L. Portnoy, P.A. Mackowiak, C.T. Caraway, J.A. Walker, T.W. McKinley, C.A. Klein Jr.
  • 1973 Outbreak of Typhoid Fever in Trinidad in 1971 Traced to a Commercial Ice Cream Product. Am J Epidemiol 1974;100:150–7. Taylor Jr., A. Santiago, A.Gonzales-Cortes, E.J. Gangarosa
  • 1972 Salmonella Septicemia from Platelet Transfusions: Study of an Outbreak Traced to a Hematogenous Carrier of Salmonella cholerae-suis. Ann Intern Med 1973;78: 633–41. F.S. Rhame, R.K. Root, J.D. MacLowry, T.A. Dadisman, J.V. Bennett
  • 1971 Tomato Juice-Associated Gastroenteritis, Washington and Oregon, 1969. Am J Epidemiol 1972;96:219–26. W.H. Barker Jr., V. Runte
  • 1970 Tularemia Epidemic: Vermont, 1968—Forty-Seven Cases Linked to Contact with Muskrats. N Engl J Med 1969;280:1253–60. L.S. Young, D.S. Bicknell, B.G. Archer, et al.
  • 1969 Outbreak of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Spokane County, Washington. JAMA 1969;210:1045–50. R.S. Thompson, W. Burgdorfer, R. Russell, B.J. Francis
  • 1968 Salmonellosis from Chicken Prepared in Commercial Rotisseries: Report of an Outbreak. Am J Epidemiol 1969;90:429–37. S.B. Werner, J. Allard, E.A. Ager
  • 1967 An Outbreak of Neuromyasthenia in a Kentucky Factory—The Possible Role of a Brief Exposure to Organic Mercury. Am J Epidemiol 1967;86:756–64. G. Miller, R. Chamberlin, W.M. McCormack
  • J.M. Neff, J.M. Lane, J.H. Pert, R. Moore, J.D. Millar, D.A. Henderson
  • 1966 Complications of Smallpox Vaccination: I. National Survey in the United States, 1963. N Engl J Med 1967;276:125–32.