Dr. Steven Cline
ORG North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Title BIO Dr. Steve Cline is the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Health Information Technology for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of the North Carolina Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is to facilitate the development of statewide interoperable health information systems that will ultimately improve health and healthcare in North Carolina. Dr. Cline is charged with coordinating HIT efforts across state government and other key stakeholders statewide. Prior to this, Dr. Cline served as Deputy State Health Director from 2006 to 2010 in the Division of Public Health in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. His responsibilities included formulating division policies and priorities as well supervising all programmatic areas of the Division. From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Cline served as Chief of the Epidemiology Section in the North Carolina Division of Public Health where he led the state's public health response to Hurricane Floyd, bioterrorism, SARS, and other public health emergencies. Dr. Cline received his B.S. degree from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina and both his DDS degree and his MPH degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is married and living in Raleigh, North Carolina with four children.