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Rochelle Walensky
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
President Joe Biden
Preceded by Robert Redfield
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Rochelle Paula Bersoff

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

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.

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

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