Seth Foldy, Wisconsin's state health officer, has been named director of the public health informatics and technology program office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Foldy will leave his positions as state health officer and administrator of Wisconsin's Division of Public Health, which he has held since January 2009, when he takes his position with the CDC in October.
Foldy, a family- and preventive-medicine physician, is the co-founder and a former chief medical officer of the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange. He has also helped write state health information technology plans in Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin, according to the CDC.
His age was unavailable at deadline.