A former ECU professor at the Brody School of Medicine is the state's new health director.
Dr. Jeffrey Engel succeeds Dr. Leah Devlin, who retired in January. Engel's appointment is effective Monday.
Since 2002, Engel has been the State Epidemiologist. From 1988 to 2002 he was on the ECU faculty and served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Medical Director of Hospital Infection Control at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.