Historically Significant Publications
These articles highlight the evolution of applied epidemiology training for EIS officers, epidemiologic practice, and tools EIS officers use as they help public health departments in the U.S. and globally to save lives and protect the public’s health.
- Epidemiologic field investigations by the Centers for Disease Control and Epidemic Intelligence Service, 1946–87Goodman RA, Bauman CF, Gregg MB, Videtto JF, Stroup DF, Chalmers NP. Public Health Rep. 1990;105(6):604–610.
Discusses the epidemiologic field investigation as an important tool CDC uses to assist state, local, and international public health agencies.
- Applied epidemiology for the 21st Century Thacker SB, Buffington J. Int J Epidemiol. 2001;30(2):320–325.
Reviews literature examining key issues in epidemiologic practice and training.
- Veterinarians and public health: the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1951–2002 Pappaioanou M, Garbe PL, Glynn MK, Thacker SB. J Vet Med Educ. 2003;30(4):383–391.
Puts forth EIS as a career option for veterinarians.
- Bright, Aggressive, and Abrasive:” A History of the Chief Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1951 – 2006. Kelsey, Hugh J. Thesis, Georgia State University, 2006.
Examines the evolving roles of the Epidemic Intelligence Service Chief, program, and CDC in relation to public health history.
- Epidemiology and public health at CDC CDC. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006;55(Suppl No. 2):3–4.
Defines epidemiology and traces its relationship with public health at CDC.
- The Epidemic Intelligence Service: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Disease Detectives Hamilton DH. Virtual Mentor. 2006;8(4):261–264.
Highlights early and more recent investigations that reflect the EIS program’s key philosophy—to train epidemiologists to respond to the whole spectrum of public health emergencies.
- Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 50 years of training and service in applied epidemiology Thacker SB, Dannenberg AL, Hamilton DH. Am J Epidemiol. 2011;154(11):985–992.
Highlights the changing experience of EIS officers because of increased need for more sophisticated analytical methods and tools, as well as CDC’s expanded mission into chronic diseases, environmental health, occupational health, and injury control.
- Fifty-Five Years of International Epidemic-Assistance Investigations Conducted by CDC’s Disease Detectives Rolle IV, Pearson ML, Nsubuga P. Am J Epidemiol. 2011;174(11 Suppl.):S97–112.
Focuses on the evolution of EIS officers’ international epidemiologic field investigations and how they contribute to global disease prevention and control, public health science, and health policy.
- Introduction: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epi-Aids—A Fond Recollection Koplan JP, Foege WH. Am J Epidemiol. 2011;174(11 Suppl.):S1–3.
Reflects on the evolution of the Epi-Aid; a written summary of a field investigation and a key element of the EIS officers’ experience.
- Vaccine-preventable Diseases, Immunizations, and the Epidemic Intelligence Service Hinman AR, Orenstein WA, Schuchat A. Am J Epidemiol. 2011;174(11 Suppl.):S16–22.
Describes past and future role of EIS in vaccine-preventable diseases epidemiology and immunization program implementation.
- The Epidemic Intelligence Service: An exciting opportunity for pharmacists to improve population health Minhaj FS, Carranza D, Adeyemo A, Smith DJ. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2022 Apr 20:S1544-3191(22)00129-7.
Puts forth EIS as a career pathway for pharmacists.
- Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni in Public Health Leadership Roles So M, Winquist A, Fisher S, Eaton D, Carroll D, Simone P, Pevzner E, Arvelo W. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 May 30;19(11):6662.
Examines the EIS program’s effect on graduates’ leadership outcomes.