Dr. Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing Infectious Disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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.