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Notice to Readers: Applied Epidemiology Competency Development

CDC's Office of Workforce and Career Development and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) have convened a panel to define competencies for applied epidemiology for local, state, and federal public health epidemiologists. This panel includes representatives of state and local public health agencies, academia, private industry, and CDC. The draft competency document for Tier 2 (i.e., mid-level) epidemiologists is now available for review and comment at

Practicing epidemiologists can review this document and submit comments online through September 16, 2005, at Persons and organizations employing applied epidemiologists can e-mail comments to Competencies for Tier 1 (i.e., frontline) and Tier 3 (i.e., senior) epidemiologists will be available for comment in October 2005.

The panel will consider all information received and revise the competency documents for publication. Questions regarding competencies for applied epidemiology or the development process can be e-mailed to CSTE at

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