Wyo. Health Dept. appoints acting health officer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Health has appointed an acting state health officer.

Health Department Director Tom Forslund has appointed Dr. Tracy Murphy to serve as the state's acting health officer. Murphy has been working as state epidemiologist and deputy state health officer.

The state health officer's responsibilities include investigating disease outbreaks and overseeing immunization policies. The position also oversees the Office of Emergency Services and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program.

Murphy has been the state epidemiologist since 2005.