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Deborah Birx

American physician and diplomat


Deborah Birx
Deborah Birx

Deborah Leah Birx is an American physician and diplomat who served as the United States global AIDS coordinator for presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump between 2014 and 2020; she additionally served as the United States special representative for global health diplomacy between 2015 and 2021, and as the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force between February 2020 and January 2021. She specializes in HIV/AIDS immunology, vaccine research and global health, and was responsible for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program in 65 countries supporting HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs.

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