Applying to Host an EIS Officer

EIS Officer and supervisor get ready in front of a mobile Emergency Operations Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

EIS is a competency-based training and experiential service fellowship in applied epidemiology. The EIS fellowship provides the opportunity for clinical and doctoral-level science professionals to learn in a structured two-year service and learning fellowship.  By becoming a host site, your team will benefit from the service provided by an EIS officer with valuable clinical and scientific skills.

During the two-year fellowship, host sites are responsible for providing supervision, mentorship, and day-to-day experiential training in applied epidemiology. The EIS program provides multiple structured trainings for the officers and guidance and operational support for supervisors. The supervision and mentorship you provide as a host site prepares the officers to be applied epidemiologists and public health leaders, fosters long-term partnerships, and ultimately shapes the public health workforce.

EIS officers benefit from training and support provided by the EIS program and host sites. Benefits to host sites include:

  • Valuable clinical and scientific skills of EIS officer at minimal or no financial cost to the site
  • Opportunities to participate in the EIS program’s trainings for supervisors
  • Opportunity to cultivate future public health leaders with a mutual appreciation for and skills needed to successfully navigate complex challenges of interagency networks/collaborations

Click on the following buttons to learn more about the application and match processes. Be sure to note the key dates listed below.

Key Dates
September 30, 2021 Deadline to express interest in becoming a new host site by emailing EISOSupport@cdc.gov
December 13, 2021 Host site application portal opens
February 4, 2022 Host site application portal closes
March 31, 2022 EIS program notifies host site applicants of their status (accepted or rejected)
May 2-6 2022 (tentative) Match process takes place during EIS Conference in Atlanta, GA; supervisors expected to attend
Early August 2022 EIS officers arrive at their host site assignments