About the EIS Alumni Association

The Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association represents nearly 2,500 EIS graduates worldwide and provides the means for alumni to connect with the EIS program and other former EIS officers. Only former EIS graduates are eligible to join. Members are asked to contribute a minimum of $25 for annual dues to cover the costs of communications and various awards.


The EIS Alumni Association attempts to foster a spirit of loyalty to the EIS program through its activities. Each year members are encouraged to nominate individuals for the Friend of EIS Award, which is awarded to a person who has made significant contributions to the EIS program and its participants. Additionally, the Association’s Executive Committee reviews submissions and selects a winner for the prestigious Alexander D. Langmuir Prize. This award is presented annually to an EIS officer who submits the most outstanding manuscript covering an epidemiologic investigation or study. Other activities include conducting the annual EIS Alumni Association meeting to be held in conjunction with the EIS Annual Conference, as well as general support of the EIS Program Office.


The EIS Alumni Association was established in the mid 1960s by a group of alumni that includes John C. Greene, D.M.D., M.P.H., EIS ’56; Donald A. Henderson, M.D., M.P.H., EIS ’55; Neal Nathanson, M.D., EIS ’55; Robert W. Sappenfield, M.D., EIS ’51; and Paul F. Wehrle, M.D., EIS ’51.