Alexander D. Langmuir Lecture

The Langmuir Lecture is the preeminent public health lecture in the United States. First given in 1972, this lecture continues to be a highlight of the annual EIS Conference. The lecture is named for Alexander D. Langmuir, MD, MPH (1910–1993), a public health visionary and leader who established the Epidemiology Program at what was then called the Communicable Disease Center in 1949; he remained as CDC’s chief epidemiologist until his retirement in 1970. Notably, Dr. Langmuir founded EIS, established national disease surveillance for the United States, and led the development of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report at CDC. Learn more about Dr. Langmuir and Epidemiology at CDC.

2024 Alexander D. Langmuir Lecturer: Atul Gawande, MD, MPH
2024 Alexander D. Langmuir Lecturer: Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID, delivered the 2024 Langmuir Lecture on April 24, 2024, focusing on global lessons for advancing life expectancy at home and abroad. Dr. Gawande praised teamwork as essential to achieving quality public health outcomes and described the impact of investments in community-based primary care.

Langmuir Lecture Archives