Get to know the Boston doctor chosen by to lead CDC

MARY: EMILY, COLLEAGUES SAY DR. WALENSKY IS THE PERFECT PICK TO HEAD THE CDC TO RESTORE TRUST AND CREDIBILITY AND TO GET A HANDLE ON THIS VIRUS. COLLEAGUES CALL DR. ROCHELLE WALENSKY A BRILLIANT SCIENTIST AND A DYNAMIC COMMUNICATOR. DR. ROBBIE GOLDSTEIN: SHE’S EXACTLY WHAT WE HAVE BEEN MISSING IN THE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC. MARY: THE HEAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE AT MASS GENERAL, WALENSKY’S BEEN HELPING US GUIDE CHANNEL 5 VIEWERS SINCE THE EARLIEST DAYS OF THE PANDEMIC. NOW, PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN HAS CHOSEN HER TO BE THE NEW DIRECTOR OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION. DR. WALENSKY TWEETING TODAY, “I’M HONORED TO BE CALLED TO LEAD THE BRILLIANT TEAM AT THE CDC. WE ARE READY TO COMBAT THIS VIRUS WITH SCIENCE AND THE FACTS.” DR. ROBBIE GOLDSTEIN: SHE IS , I WOULD SAY, FIRST AND FOREMOST SPECTACULAR SCIENTIST. , ASHE IS JUST A BRILLIANT RESEARCHER WHO CAN UNDERSTAND DATA AND WHO UNDERSTANDS EVIDENCE. DR. TIM FERRIS: THE SCIENCE THAT SHE DOES, WHICH IS DECISION SCIENCE, IS EXTREMELY TECHNICAL AND VERY MATHEMATICAL. MARY: WALENSKY IS ALSO HIGHLY REGARDED FOR HER POSITIVE ENERGY, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND LEADERSHIP. DR. DANIEL KURITZKES: SHE IS DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY AND INCLUSION AND TRANSPARENCY. SHE CARES AND HONESTLY ABOUT THE PEOPLE WITH WHOM SHE WORKS. DR. TIM FERRIS: ROCHELLE IS GOINT TO PUT THE CDC BACK WHERE IT BELONGS. AT THE HEAD NOT JUST OF DEFINING THE WAY FORWARD FOR US HERE IN THE U.S. BUT DEFINING THE WAY FORWARD FOR THE WORLD. MARY: NOW THE POSITION DOES NOT REQUIRE SENATE CONFIRMATION. WALENSKY WILL TAKE THE HELM IN JANUARY, RIGHT AFTER JOE BIDEN IS SWORN

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Get to know the Boston doctor chosen by to lead CDC

Colleagues say that she is, first and foremost, a “spectacular scientist” and one who is committed to “equity, inclusion and transparency.”

Colleagues say that she is, first and foremost, a “spectacular scientist” and one who is committed to “equity, inclusion and transparency.”

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