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BIRX Deborah Leah
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BIRX Deborah Leah

BIRX
Deborah
Leah

Position: Physician and diplomat

Organization: White House

Date of Birth: 4 April 1956

Age: 64 years old

Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, U.S.

Zodiac sign: Aries

Activity: Physician and diplomat serving as the United States Global AIDS Coordinator for Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump since 2014; she has served as the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force since 2020.

Profession: Physician

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Biography

Dr. Deborah Birx is an American physician and diplomat who serves as the coronavirus (COVID-19) response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force.” Birx was born on April 4, 1956, in Pennsylvania, the United States as Deborah Leah Birx.

She has served as Ambassador-at-Large and United States Global AIDS Coordinator since 2014. In this role, Birx has been responsible for PEPFAR’s US$6.6 billion programs in 65 countries supporting HIV/AIDS treatment as well as prevention programs.

Dr. Deborah Birx appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding her actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available.

Education

Birx attended Lampeter-Strasburg High School and graduated from Carlisle High School in Pennsylvania in the early 1970s.

Birx majored in chemistry at Houghton College in the year 1976 and then earned her medical degree from the Hershey School of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University. In 1980 Birx began in internal medicine and basic and clinical immunology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well as the National Institutes of Health.

Parents

Birx was born in Pennsylvania and is the daughter of Donald Birx(Father), a mathematician and electrical engineer, as well as Adele Sparks Birx(Mother), a nursing instructor.

Marriage

Dr. Deborah Birx is a married woman to her husband Paige Reffe, Birx and her husband Paige Reffe have two children. While Birx was giving birth to her first child daughter and had lost a significant amount of blood, Kerry said. The doctor ordered a transfusion but Dr. Birx had read a report about the mystery disease as well as the risks of such a process.

“Do not let them give me blood,” Dr. Birx screamed, before passing out from the pain.

Dr. Birx’s husband followed her orders, stopping a transfusion the hospital later revealed would have been contaminated with HIV.

“It made Dr. Birx think hard not just about the perils of this new disease, but about her responsibility to fight it,” Kerry said.

Career

Deborah Birx served as a physician in the United States Army, rising to the rank of colonel before Birx retired from military service. Birx started her career with the United States Department of Defense as a clinician in immunology, focusing on HIV/AIDS vaccine research.

Birx then served as an Assistant Chief of the Hospital Immunology Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1985 to 1989. In 1996, Birx became the Director of the United States Military HIV Research Program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, a role she held until 2005.

From 2005 to 2014, she served as the director of the CDC’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA), which is part of the agency’s Center for Global Health.

Birx was nominated by President Barack Obama as the United States Global AIDS Coordinator as well as confirmed by the Senate; Birx was sworn on April 4, 2014. In her role as ambassador, she has led the organization to meet the HIV prevention as well as treatment targets set by Obama in the year 2015 with the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Birx says that PEPFAR has cut pediatric HIV infection rates by 50 percent in several African countries.

On February 27, the year 2020, Vice President Mike Pence named Ambassador Deborah Birx as response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

Net Worth And Salary

Deborah Birx has not revealed her net worth. She is a simple person and never likes to attract public attention by publicly displaying her wealth. However, this section is under review, we will update you when details about her net worth are revealed and her salary.

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