Dr. Christopher Pezzullo
has been named acting chief health officer at DHHS
He joined Maine CDC in 2012 as medical director for the division of population health.
Before working in state government, he served as a medical director of university health care at the University of New England, where he earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine.
He began his medical career as a pediatrician at the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine and later served as the acting chief of the pediatrics department, the memo states.
will continue to assist in covering the responsibilities of the state epidemiologist, while Maine CDC
recruits for that position, according to Albert's memo.
Maine has lacked a state epidemiologist since the job was vacated last June.
"I look forward to the contributions of Dr. Pezzullo
… and we continue to move forward to fill the state epidemiologist's position."