THE HEAD of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called Americans to continue to take coronavirus precautions and admitted she is “scared” of what’s coming.
During a virtual White House briefing, Dr Rochelle Walensky, warned Biden’s administration officials of “impending doom” as coronavirus cases continue to soar across the country. But who is the CDC head married to and what do we know about him?
Loren Walensky is a professor of pediatrics at the Dana–Farber/Harvard Cancer CenterCredit: Twitter
Who is Rochelle Walensky’s husband Loren?
Dr Rochelle Walensky’s husband is Loren D Walensky, also a physician-scientist.
Loren has been a pediatric oncologist at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center since 2003 and a professor of pediatrics at the Dana–Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.
He researches peptides and oncogenic pathways.
Walensky became director of the joint MD/PhD program at Harvard Medical School in 2013.
How long have Rochelle and Loren been married?
Rochelle and Loren Walensky have been married since 1995.
They are Jewish and members of Temple Emanuel in Newton, Massachusetts.
Back in December 2020, after Rochelle was nominated director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Loren took to Twitter to congratulate her.
Rochelle and Loren have been married since 1995Credit: White House
He wrote: “The love of my life for 25 years and counting @RWalensky has been nominated to lead @CDCgov at this critical moment.
“I am so grateful to @[email protected] and @Transition46 for their faith in this truly remarkable woman.
“She will work tirelessly to protect & save lives.
During an interview with Vogue in February 2021, Rochelle said she met Loren while studying at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
She described him as “an amazing husband in every way.”
Do Rochelle and Loren have children?
The couple have three sons, aged 16, 19 and 21.
According to Vogue Rochelle’s sons Seth and Matthew, are in college and the youngest will be finishing his junior year of high school, while their mom has moved to Atlanta to take up the CDC position.
When asked if she is concerned about the separation, she responded: “My children know I am always there for them.”