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Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine speaks during a press conference in March. © Natalie Kolb

CSTE Applauds Nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine as U.S. HHS Assistant Secretary for Health

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Published on January 22, 2021

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) applauds President-Elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Dr. Levine is a longtime public health leader and fearless advocate for health equity and the rights of transgendered individuals in the U.S.,” says Janet Hamilton, Executive Director of CSTE. “Throughout her career, Dr. Levine has led with expertise, dedication, and urgency. Her leadership and knowledge will help us meet the extraordinary challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial and ethnic disparities, and pursuit of health for all.”

CSTE congratulates Dr. Levine on her nomination and encourages a quick confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

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