The Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP) introduces medical and veterinary students to applied epidemiology, public health, and global health. Students learn by gaining hands-on experience and mentorship from CDC subject matter experts. This program offers assignments during 6- or 8-week rotation periods largely based at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.
Assignments may involve:
- conducting surveillance of a disease, injury, or other health condition,
- analyzing health data to identify new risk factors for disease,
- assisting CDC’s EIS officers and other public health professionals in the field to investigate an outbreak
- contributing to CDC publications and guidelines of major public health importance.