Jeffrey Engel, MD

Jeff Engel bio

Jeff Engel, MD

Jeffrey Engel, MD, has been an Executive Director of Council of State And Territorial Epidemiologists since September 2012. Prior to joining CSTE, Dr. Engel was the North Carolina State Health Director, managing the Division of Public Health since 2009. He led the state’s response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic and secured $23 million in federal funding for preventive health services. During his tenure as Director, North Carolina, implemented a statewide ban on smoking in restaurants and bars, decreased the new HIV infection rate by 18 percent, and reduced infant mortality rates to the lowest ever recorded. Dr. Engel served as the North Carolina State Epidemiologist from 2002 to 2009 and was Professor of Medicine at East Carolina University from 1988 to 2002. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University.