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Dr. Rochelle Walensky      

Nominee for Director of the CDC in the Biden Administration; Chief of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Rochelle Walensky is a physician-scientist who is 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. She has been selected to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Biden administration, replacing Robert R. Redfield.

Dr. Walensky's research interests focus on model-based analyses of the cost-effectiveness of HIV testing, care, and prevention strategies to inform HIV/AIDS policy internationally and domestically.

Using both traditional novel methods of microsimulation modeling and decision analysis, Dr. Walensky has been active in and nationally recognized for motivating health policy and informing clinical trial design and evaluation in a variety of settings.

In addition, Dr. Walensky has been influential in advancing international health policy towards the promotion of HIV treatment as prevention (TasP) and the adoption of other effective and efficient strategies of HIV care.

Dr. Walensky serves as Chair of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (NIH) and as a member of the US Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents.

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