Alexander D. Langmuir Prize Manuscript Award

The Alexander D. Langmuir Prize was established in 1966 by the EIS Alumni Association to recognize a current EIS officer or first-year alumnus for excellence in a scientific manuscript. The prize is awarded based on the public health significance and impact of the manuscript, as well as the use of epidemiology in the investigation and analysis. Since 1998, the Langmuir Prize has been sponsored by EIS alumna Joanna Buffington (’90) in partnership with the CDC Foundation.

Recipients

  • 2022—Association Between 3 Doses of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine and Symptomatic Infection Caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron and Delta Variants. E.K. Accorsi, A. Britton, Fleming-Dutra KE, et al. JAMA. 2022 Feb 15;327(7):639-651.
  • 2022—Multistate Outbreak of Spinal and Disseminated Tuberculosis Caused by Surgical Implantation of a Bone Allograft Product. N. Schwartz, A. Hernandez-Romieu
  • 2021—Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility. N Engl J Med. 2020;382(22):2081–2090. M.M. Arons, K.M. Hatfield, S.C. Reddy, et al.
  • 2020—Factors Associated with Candida auris Colonization and Transmission in Skilled Nursing Facilities with Ventilator Units, New York, 2016-2018. Clin Infect Dis 2021;72(11):e753–e760. J. Rossow, B. Ostrowsky, E. Adams, et al.
  • 2019—Homelessness and Hepatitis A — San Diego County, 2016–2018. Clin Infect Dis 2020;71(1):14–21. C.M. Peak, S.S. Stous, J.M. Healy, et al.
  • 2018—Educational Disabilities Among Children Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2018 Sep;142(3). M.A. Fill, A.M. Miller, R.H. Wilkinson
  • 2017—Geospatial Analysis of Household Spread of Ebola Virus in a Quarantined Village — Sierra Leone, 2014. Epidemiol Infect 2017;145(14):2921–2929. B.L. Gleason, S. Foster, G.E. Wilt, et al.
  • 2016—Exposure to Advertisements and Electronic Cigarette Use among U.S. Middle and High School Students. Pediatrics 2016;137(5):e20154155. T. Singh, I.T. Agaku. R.A. Arrazola, K.L. Marynak, L.J. Neff, I.T. Rolle, B.A. King
  • 2015—New Delhi Metallo-Beta-Lactamase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant E. coli Associated with Exposure to Duodenoscopes. JAMA 2014;312(14):1447–55. L. Epstein, J.C. Hunter, M.A. Arwady, et al.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1996—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
  • 1993—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 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
  • 1966—Complications of Smallpox Vaccination: I. National Survey in the United States, 1963. N Engl J Med 1967;276:125–32. J.M. Neff, J.M. Lane, J.H. Pert, R. Moore, J.D. Millar, D.A. Henderson