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Eligible host sites must:

  • Be located at a CDC Headquarters or state/local public health jurisdiction; other sites might be approved on a case-by-case basis
  • Designate a primary supervisor who has at least one year of experience at host site
  • Designate at least one secondary supervisor
  • Have at least one supervisor with experience in applied epidemiology or who is a graduate of the EIS program
  • Provide projects to fulfill the EIS Core Activities of Learning
EIS Officer Howard Chiou meets with Department of Health representatives in American Samoa.

To be selected as a host site, we require that sites be able to provide EIS officers with projects and experiences that will result in a well-rounded training and completion of EIS Core Activities of Learning. Host sites should provide exceptional supervision and support to officers during this 2-year training fellowship, as well as ample opportunities to collaborate with public health partners outside of the host site.  The EIS program evaluates sites based on the scope, quality, and diversity of the experiences and supervision the site can offer.

Centers, Institutes, and Offices (CIOs) and public health agencies such as state, tribal, local, and territorial public health organizations are eligible.  EIS officers have also been placed with a non-governmental assignment under special circumstances. The position must afford a unique training opportunity for the EIS officer, have a close relationship with their local/state health department, and have EIS alumni on staff to supervise.

All host sites must be willing to consider, interview, and rank officers from a wide variety of backgrounds, including doctoral-level scientists, physicians, veterinarians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.