The State Committee of Public Health has appointed Dr. Tom Miller as acting state health officer effective November 1st, upon the retirement of Dr. Donald E. Williamson. Dr. Miller received his M.D. and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In his more than 25 years with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Dr. Miller has gained experience in leading many areas. His most recent position has been as chief medical officer, in which he has overseen the multiple bureaus. Dr. Williamson is concluding 23 years as Alabama's state health officer and 29 years of service in the department.