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Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, MD
January 28, 2021: Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, has been appointed Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Walensky served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital from 2017-2020 and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School from 2012-2020. She is a past Chair of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health, Chair-elect of the HIV Medical Association, and previously served as an advisor to both the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Walensky received her Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, her Doctor of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and her Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She succeeds former Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield, MD.