Rochelle Walensky

American medical scientist

Rochelle Paula Walensky (born 1969) is an American medical scientist. She was the chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Walensky is an expert on AIDS and HIV.[1]

Rochelle Walensky
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Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byRobert Redfield
Personal details
Born
Rochelle Paula Bersoff

1969 (age 51–52)
Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S.
EducationWashington University (BA)
Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Harvard University (MPH)

In December 2020, Walensky was nominated to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Biden administration, replacing Robert R. Redfield.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pager, Tyler (December 6, 2020). "To rebuild CDC, Biden picks Rochelle Walensky". Politico. Archived from the original on December 7, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  2. Stolberg, Sheryl Gay; Shear, Michael D. (December 6, 2020). "Biden Picks Xavier Becerra to Lead Health and Human Services". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 6, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.