Stephen B. Thacker Fund

To honor Dr. Thacker's life and service to public health as well as his passion for the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). Established by the Thacker Family through the CDC Foundation, the fund supports EIS and CDC's Disease Detective Camps for Children.
Funding Partners:
  • Multiple individuals and organizations
Program Partners:
  • CDC's Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services
Program Location:
  • United States of America

Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc, ASG/RADM (Ret.), USPHS, contributed a legacy of extraordinary leadership to CDC and unyielding dedication and contributions to the field of epidemiology and to public health science. This fund honors Dr. Thacker's life and service to public health as well as his passion for the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). Your gift will help support EIS and CDC’s Disease Detective Camps for high school students. This fund also supports the prestigious Stephen B. Thacker Champion Award, which is given out each year at the EIS Conference, as well as supports special projects on an as-needed basis for the Stephen B. Thacker Library at CDC.

More about Dr. Thacker

Stephen ThackerStephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc, ASG/RADM (Ret.), USPHS, contributed a legacy of extraordinary leadership to CDC and unyielding dedication and contributions to the field of epidemiology and to public health science, including helping to identify Legionnaires disease. He was dedicated to his family, friends and community and is truly missed. Read his full bio

The Thacker Family established the Stephen B. Thacker Fund at the CDC Foundation to honor his legacy. 

"Team Thacker" Family Website

Stephen B. Thacker Video Tribute