Dr. Raul Pino, the deputy commissioner of the state Department of Public Health, was named Friday as acting commissioner by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Dr. Jewell Mullen recently resigned as commissioner to accept a job in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Pino is an epidemiologist and the former director of the City of Hartford Department of Health and Human Services.
Malloy said he intends to name a permanent successor in the new year.