12 Facts About Rochelle Walensky


Rochelle Paula Walensky is an American physician-scientist who is the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Rochelle Walensky graduated high school from Winston Churchill High School in 1987.

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In 1991, Walensky received a B A in biochemistry and molecular biology from Washington University in St Louis.

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Rochelle Walensky had been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School since 2001, first as an instructor, then as a professor.

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Rochelle Walensky was a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School from 2012 to 2020, and served as chief of the division of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital from 2017 to 2020.

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Rochelle Walensky's conducted research on vaccine delivery and strategies to reach underserved communities.

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Rochelle Walensky has worked to improve HIV screening and care in South Africa, led health policy initiatives, and researched clinical trial design and evaluation in a variety of settings.

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Rochelle Walensky was chair of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health from 2014 to 2015 and has served as a member of the US Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents since 2011.

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Rochelle Walensky's serves on the board of directors of Mass General Brigham.

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Rochelle Walensky's has been co-director of the Medical Practice Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2011.

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Rochelle Walensky described her critics as "naysayers" who have helped sow the public confusion she has been accused of creating and pointing out that many Americans are still not following the most basic guidance on COVID-19 prevention.

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Rochelle Walensky's said that better communication is not always possible.

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