Steve Cline, DDS, MPH

Senior Consultant


Meet Steve

Dr. Steve Cline joins CCR from his position as the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships for Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC).  Prior to joining CCNC, Dr. Cline was the Assistant Secretary for Health Information Technology in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  He spent most of his career in public health, including Deputy State Health Director in NC DHHS where he created division policies and priorities as well as supervising all programmatic areas of the Division of Public Health which included Epidemiology, Women’s and Children’s Health, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Oral Health, and Public Health Preparedness. Dr. Cline brings considerable knowledge and experience at the intersection of population health and health information technology.

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 bioterrorism, SARS, Hurricanes Fran and Katrina, and other public health emergencies.  Prior to that, Dr. Cline spent 13 years in local public health with the Wake County Health Department where he held the positions of Dental Director, Deputy Health Director and finally Acting Wake County Health Director.  In 1996 he moved to the state health department where he was the State Dental Director for three years before becoming the Chief of Epidemiology.

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.  He has four children.


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Over 400 years of combined experience in the state government and health and human services arena.