Birx will advise the president and be an adjunct professor at the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health as a public health expert.
Dr. Deborah L. Birx, a prominent public health expert and former White House coronavirus response coordinator, now joins Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock.
According to an article published by ABC 13, Dr. Deborah L. Birx, a renowned doctor and public health expert who previously served as the White House coronavirus response coordinator during the pandemic’s peak, has accepted a new role at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock.
In her capacity, Birx, a public health expert, will assume the role of presidential adviser and serve as an adjunct professor at the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health.
President Lori Rice-Spearman expressed her enthusiasm about Birx’s appointment, emphasizing her significant contributions as a public health expert to global health and her track record of improving healthcare on a national scale. The university is proud to welcome Dr. Birx, a public health expert, to its team and considers her a valuable addition to the TTUHSC community.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Birx, a public health expert, collaborated closely with state officials and former President Donald Trump to shape critical decision-making and provide vital public health guidance.
According to an article published by The Texas Tribune, additionally, her career as a public health expert has prominently featured work related to HIV and AIDS. She previously directed the CDC’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS and oversaw the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in 2014.
Birx’s expertise, as a public health expert, will be instrumental in addressing health challenges in rural areas of West Texas, working alongside community partners to advance scientific solutions for the benefit of the population.
Importantly, her position as a public health expert is supported in part by a generous gift from the Permian Strategic Partnership, a coalition of energy companies dedicated to various causes, including education, road safety, and public health in West Texas.