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Date: Friday, May 18, 2012 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Categories: General*
Contact info: Further Information Claire McCarthy, Administrative Assistant School of Public Health and Community Medicine University of New South Wales UNSW Sydney NSW 2052, Australia Tel: +61 2 9385 2510; Fax: +61 2 9385 1526



Director of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), CDC

The origins, development and contribution of the US CDC EIS Program
to public health response capacity in the US and globally


Chair, WHO Global Commission for the Certification of Eradication of Poliomyelitis

Public health and emergency response capacity in Australia  – past, present and future of workforce training

pdf Field Epidemiology in a Changing World (241.39 kB)



Douglas H. Hamilton, MD, PhD, FAAFP

Director, Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)

Dr Hamilton has previously served as a field EIS Officer assigned to the Connecticut State Health Department during 1991-1993, a Preventive Medicine Resident with the Division of Field Epidemiology, and as the Chief of the Training Branch of the Division of International Health in the Epidemiology Program Office. Previously, he served as a staff physician and as the clinical director at the Indian Health Center in Bellingham, Washington. He was recently named as the U.S. Public Health Service Applied Public Health Physician of the Year.

In his current position Dr Hamilton is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the EIS program, as well as providing the leadership to guide the program as it adopts to meet changing public health needs. With a current enrolment of approximately 160, the EIS officers serve as the front-line troops in CDC’s response to public health emergencies both domestic and international.



Former Chief Medical Officer of Australia and Chief Health Officer of NSW
and Chair, WHO Global Commission for the Certification of Eradication of Poliomyelitis

Tony Adams is an eminent figure in Australian public health, having been a past Chief Medical Officer of Australia and a Chief Health officer of NSW. He graduated in Medicine from Adelaide in 1959 and completed a MPH at Harvard in 1961. He is a Fellow, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australian College of Physicians, a Fellow, Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators, a Fellow, Public Health Association of Australia and a  Fellow, American Public Health Association. He has been awarded a Frank Knox Memorial and Fulbright Fellowship. He is the current Chair of the WHO Global Commission for the Certification of Eradication of Poliomyelitis, and has been a member of this committee since 1995. He has sat on numerous other expert groups nationally and internationally in a wide range of areas of public health importance. He has a long history and knowledge of public health workforce training in Australia, including being Chair of NSW Public Health Officer Training Program Advisory Council from 2007 – 2011.