Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, is the Chief of Infectious Diseases at MGH and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Walensky’s research interests have focused on HIV/AIDS policy and cost-effective strategies of HIV care in the US and in resource-limited settings; she is internationally recognized for motivating US and global policy toward routine HIV screening. She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and the DHHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents, and she is past Chair of the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council.
She has also been an advisor to the WHO and UNAIDS. Dr. Walensky received her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and her M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. She trained in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and in Infectious Diseases at the MGH/BWH combined fellowship program. She is married to a physician scientist, Loren Walensky, MD, PhD, and is the mother of 3 boys, ages 15, 17, and 19.