Preparing epidemiologists for public health leadership positions in Florida
Headquartered at the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee, Florida,
the Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service (FL-EIS) is a unique two-year,
post-graduate program of service and on-the-job training for health
professionals interested in the field of epidemiology. The program was founded
in 2001 for health professionals who have a degree or experience in a field
related to public health. Fellows are assigned to a county health department for
two years and have opportunities to respond to various public health concerns
throughout the state.
To prepare epidemiologists for public health leadership positions in Florida.
Provide experience in
epidemiology and public health practice during placements with county health
Assist local health
departments in emergency outbreak and other field epidemiologic
Produce well trained
public health epidemiologists for positions in Florida health departments.
Each fellow is assigned to a preceptor who is a practicing epidemiologist within a local health department. At the beginning of the year, the preceptor and fellow jointly develop a specific list of goals and objectives. Fellows will:
Perform descriptive and analytic epidemiology,
Evaluate programs to determine their effectiveness,
Investigate clusters of disease,
Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at professional meetings.
Respond to inquiries from the public, media, government officials, or other health professionals.
Locations of Positions
Current fellows are in the following counties:
Nassau and Clay, Miami Dade, Seminole, Orange and Osceola, Duval, Hillsborough
County Health Departments that have provided Florida EIS Training opportunities:
Counties highlighted in the map above are: Alachua, Bay (NW Consortium), Broward, Collier, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Nassau (NE Consortium), Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, and Volusia
Who Should Apply?
Persons with a master's or doctoral degree in a health related field (e.g. MPH,
PhD, DrPH, MD, DVM) having taken at least one course in epidemiology and one
course in (bio)statistics during graduate/professional school. The primary
selection criteria are strong academic performance and recommendations, a
demonstrated interest in and the ability to practice epidemiology in Florida
public health agencies, and geographic flexibility to accept placement in any
location in Florida.
Those interested in applying, review the attached :
2013 Application and apply on
Florida Department of Health
1217 N. Pearl St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3926
Attn: Florida EIS Program
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electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in
Please direct any questions to:
Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service Program: The First Five Years, 2001-2006