Photo: Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH
Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH
Year elected: 2012
Current membership category: Active
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Bulfinch 130
Boston, MA 02114
United States of America
Phone: 617-724-3467

Honors and awards

National Academy of Medicine (2021)

Biographical statement

Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Infectious Disease physician at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Walensky has been a member of the Cost-effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (CEPAC) team since 1998. Her 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 policy toward the promotion of routine HIV screening and for her work on effective and efficient strategies of HIV care in South Africa. She is a member of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. Dr. Walensky received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis (1991), her MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1995), and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health (2001). She trained in Internal Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Hospital (1995-1998) and in Infectious Disease at the MGH/BWH combined fellowship program (1998-2001).

Institutional affiliations

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital (Primary)
Dennis A. Ausiello, MD is the representative at this institution.


Health care policy
Health services research
Internal Medicine