Member Benefits


As part of the largest organization focused on the professional needs of epidemiologists, members form an important network to promote epidemiology as both a discipline and a profession. There are four levels of membership in the American College of Epidemiology: Affiliate, Associate, Member, and Fellow. As a Member or Fellow you have an opportunity to vote and hold leadership positions in the College governance structure. Associate Members may sit on all College committees and one Associate Member may serve on the ACE Board of Directors.

In the College, there are many opportunities for career development and networking:

Professional Development:

  • Mentoring of junior colleagues or mentorship by senior colleagues
  • Networking with ACE members at all levels
  • Leadership opportunities within ACE governance structure
  • Participation in ACE committees/workgroups
  • Participation in drafting advocacy and policy initiatives that are pertinent to the practice of epidemiology and public health

Educational Development:

  • Participation in educational development workshops
  • Through participation as active member of committees or workgroups, you can influence ACE educational offerings

Publications and Listings Access to:

  • ACE’s official journal, Annals of Epidemiology, on-line access
  • Searchable ACE membership database
  • ACE Newsletter
  • Advance notice of text publications in the field of epidemiology

Reduced Fees for:

  • Low annual membership fees, particularly for Associate Members
  • ACE annual meeting registration
  • All ACE publications, services, and workshops
  • Educational development workshops (80% discount)
  • Opportunity to join the International Epidemiology Association (IEA) at a reduced rate (currently $25)

Professional recognition by:

  • Receipt of certificate of membership
  • Presenting your research at ACE meetings
  • General members may use the MACE (Member of the American College of Epidemiology) distinction
  • Fellows may use the FACE (Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology) distinction
  • Fellows are honored at ACE annual meetings and highlighted in the ACE Newsletter
  • Especially for students attending annual meetings:
    • Compete for the prestigious Student Paper Prize
    • Apply for a Student Travel Award
    • Compete for cash Student Poster Prize