Dr. Elizabeth Davlantes Accepted into CDC Epidemiology Intelligence Service


We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Davlantes has been accepted into the prestigious CDC Epidemiology Intelligence Service upon graduation from residency.  Elizabeth Davlantes is currently a third year emergency medicine resident at Emory.  Her interests include caring for emergency patients, global health, public policy, and reducing healthcare disparities.  Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Florida where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was Valedictorian.  She was recruited to Emory from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.  In addition to her work in the Grady ED, Elizabeth serves as the chair of the EMRA Health Policy Committee and is working with Project SEMILLA to improve emergency care in Nicaragua.  She is the ACEP International representative to Nicaragua, and has worked in Malawi and South Africa.   She is also a member of the ACEP Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee, has attended the ACEP ED Directors’ Academy on a scholarship,

The EIS is the CDC’s elite public health responders.  In the CDC description: “When disease outbreaks or other threats emerge, EIS officers are on the scene. They support over 100 public health investigations each year in the U.S. and worldwide.  Physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and other health professionals serve our country while learning to apply epidemiology to solve public health problems through a 2-year, on-the-job training and service fellowship. After a month-long orientation, new EIS officers begin assignments as ready responders in infectious and noninfectious diseases, global health, injury prevention, environmental health, and occupational health” 

Elizabeth is excited to learn more about applied epidemiology while continuing to serve those in need.  We are very proud of her accomplishment and she joins a long line of Emory graduates who have served in the EIS.