Rochelle Walensky

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Rochelle Walensky
CDC Director Walensky.jpg
Official portrait, 2021
19th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyAnne Schuchat
Debra Houry (acting)
Preceded byRobert Redfield
Personal details
Born
Rochelle Paula Bersoff

(1969-04-05) April 5, 1969 (age 53)
Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Children3
EducationWashington University in St. Louis (BA)
Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Harvard University (MPH)

Rochelle Paula Walensky (born 1969) is an American medical scientist. Walensky is the 19th and current Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2021. 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]

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]

References[change | change source]

  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.