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Dr. Engel is the State Health Director leading the Division of Public Health in the NC Department of Health and Human Services. He leads an agency of approximately 2000 people that provides state-level administration and expertise in women’s and children’s health, epidemiology and preparedness, chronic disease and injury prevention, oral health, health disparities, and vital records. From 2002-2009, Dr. Engel served as State Epidemiologist in the Division where he worked closely with local health departments and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From 1988-2002, he was on the faculty at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC where he attained the rank of Professor of Medicine, served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Medical Director of Hospital Infection Control for Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Engel received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and did his residency, chief residency, and fellowship training at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and has received many grants and awards. Dr. Engel was appointed to the CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee by Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Levitt; and to the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee of the CDC.