CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Post-Doctoral Training Program

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When most people think of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) post-doctoral training program they think infectious disease, but did you know that NIOSH offers several EIS positions each year to train occupational health disease detectives? This is how many NIOSH scientists started our career.

The CDC EIS Program will be accepting applications for the class starting in the summer of 2018 now through June 30, 2017. Note that this timeline is earlier than in past years!

EIS is a 2-year fellowship program for health professionals interested in the practice of applied epidemiology.

Eligible professionals include:

  • Physicians (MD, DO, MBBS, etc.)
    Must have at least one year of clinical training. U.S citizens and U.S. permanent residents must have an active, unrestricted, U.S. license to practice their clinical specialty.
  • Doctoral-level Scientists (PhD, DrPH, ScD, etc.)
    Doctoral level scientists with backgrounds in public health or one of its disciplines (e.g. epidemiology, biostatistics health informatics, health policy and services, behavioral health, environmental or occupational health, injury prevention, other relevant health science); social sciences; nutritional sciences; or natural sciences.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals (DDS, BSN, MSN, PA, PharmD)
    Must have either a Master of Public Health (MPH) or an equivalent degree (e.g. MS, MSc, MSN, MHI, MHA, MHSA, MA — including coursework in epidemiology or quantitative methods), or relevant public health experience. ǂ U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents must have an active, unrestricted, U.S. license to practice their clinical specialty.
  • Veterinarians (DVM, VMD, etc.)
    Must have either a Master of Public Health (MPH) or an equivalent degree (e.g. MPVM, MS, MSc, MHI, MHA, MHSA, MA — including coursework in epidemiology or quantitative methods), or relevant public health experience. ǂ U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents must have an active, unrestricted, U.S. license to practice their clinical specialty.

Check out the website to learn more about the EIS program: http://www.cdc.gov/eis.

Applications due June 30, 2017.

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