This award recognizes a current EIS officer or recent alumnus for excellence in a written report or an epidemiologic investigation or study.
2023 recipient: Peter DeJonge, PhD, MPH — School District Prevention Policies and Risk of COVID-19 Among In-Person K—12 Educators, Wisconsin, 2021. Am J Public Health. 2022;112(12):1791-1799.
This award recognizes an individual for valued contributions that have made an important difference to the health, welfare, and happiness of EIS officers and the EIS Program. The award honors the mentorship and steadfast devotion of former CDC Principal Deputy Director and EIS alumnus, Anne Schuchat.
2023 recipient: Korwaski “K” Jeter
The David J. Sencer Scholarship Award fund was established by the EIS Alumni Association to provide travel scholarships to potential Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) applicants to attend the EIS Conference each year.
2023 recipients: Nick Albaugh, Michelle E. Chang, Kirsten d’Hemecourt, Rebecca Earnest, Stephanie Grady, Melanie Kiener, Anh Ly, Miguel Rodriguez, Tristan Sharratt, Joe Silva, Danielle Whittaker, Natalle Yu
This award recognizes a current EIS officer for the oral presentation that best exemplifies the effective application of a combined epidemiology and laboratory approach to an investigation or study.
2023 recipient: Nina Masters, PhD, MPH, AB (EIS 2021)
This award recognizes a current EIS officer or alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to the control of vaccine-preventable diseases.
2023 recipient: Rachel M. Burke, PhD, MPH (EIS 2016)
This award recognizes a current EIS officer for the oral presentation that best exemplifies the effective and innovative application of statistics and epidemiologic methods in an investigation or study.
2023 recipient: Peter DeJonge, PhD, MPH (EIS 2021)
This award recognizes a current EIS officer or alumnus who has made outstanding contributions in the investigation, control, or prevention of zoonotic diseases or animal-related human health problems.
2023 recipient: Betsy Schroeder, DVM, PhD, MPH, DACVPM (EIS 2016)
Presented during International Night, hosted by the Field Epidemiology Training Program, this award recognizes a current EIS officer with the scientiﬁc poster presentation that most effectively emphasizes the results of an investigation and its impact on public health.
2023 recipient: Z. Baldwin. First incursion of Japanese encephalitis virus in New South Wales, Australia, 2022
This award recognizes a current EIS officer who gave an oral presentation that best exemplifies the effective application of public health epidemiology to an investigation in the area of occupational or environmental health.
2023 recipient: Asha Choudhury, MD, MPH, MS (EIS 2022)
This award is presented to a current EIS officer for the poster that best exemplifies scientific content, including originality, study design and analysis; public health impact; and presentation effectiveness.
2023 recipients: No award given this year.
This award recognizes a current EIS officer or alumnus who has made a significant contribution to international public health.
2023 recipients: Parsa Bastani, PhD, MA (EIS 2022) and Audrey Rachlin, PhD, MSc (EIS 2021)
Category: EIS in Action
- Faisal Minhaj (EIS 201) for ‘Best water samples from climbing trees’
Category: You Went Where?
- Arran Hamlet (EIS 2022) for ‘Appreciating the context of wildnerness outbreaks’
Category: Make Me Laugh!
- Nina Masters (EIS 2021) and Mehnaz Mustafa (LLS 2021) for ‘A hazelnut flavored polio diaper sampling demonstration’
Category: Public Health Memes
- 1st place: Elizabeth White (EIS 2022) for ‘First year EISOs showing up at any outdoor patio in Atlanta during Summer Course’
- 2nd place (tie): Jack Pfeiffer (EIS 2021) for ‘Clearance comments” and Katy Burr (EIS 2022) for ‘Surveillance evaluation’
This award recognizes a current or former EIS officer’s outstanding contributions to health equity and racial disparities research.
2023 recipient: Amy Board, DrPH, MSSW/MPH (EIS 2019)
This award recognizes an individual who inspires the EIS community and exhibits unwavering commitment to the EIS program, officers, and alumni through demonstrated excellence in applied epidemiology training, mentoring, and building public health capacity.
2023 recipient: Kirk Smith, DVM, MS, PhD (EIS 1996)
Presented as the highest honor during International Night, hosted by the Field Epidemiology Training Program, this award is presented to the best oral presentation.
2023 recipient: Saya Gazezova