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Rochelle Walensky

Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Rochelle Walensky is director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. A scholar whose research helped advance the response to HIV/AIDS, she is an expert on the value of testing and treatment of deadly viruses. Walensky was chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital from 2017 to 2020 and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School from 2012 to 2020, serving on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and researching vaccine delivery and strategies to reach underserved communities. A former advisor to the World Health Organization and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, she is chair-elect of the HIV Medical Association.

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