Meet Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the CDC's Out & Proud Health Expert
Earlier this summer, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis was chosen by President Joe Biden as the White House's National Monkeypox Response Deputy Coordinator. Since then, Daskalakis has been leading the efforts to respond to this new outbreak and establish proper communication to the community that has been the most affected by the disease - men who have sex with men.
Daskalakis first attended Columbia University between 1991 and 1995, where he earned his bachelor's degree in biology. He then attended Harvard Medical School and earned his medical degree in 2003 through the university's internal medicine residency program. In 2012, Daskalakis also earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Throughout his career, Daskalakis has been a leading public health expert when it comes to issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community. After overseeing the management of infectious diseases at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and serving as a commander for NYC's response to COVID-19, Daskalakis was appointed by President Biden to become the director of the CDC Division of HIV Prevention.
Outside of his career and professional accomplishments, Daskalakis is an out and proud gay man who likes to have fun on social media by posting pictures working out, traveling the world, and hanging out with friends. He's also not scared of showing some skin and sharing the occasional thirst traps. All in all, one could say that Daskalakis is always giving "get you a man who can do both" energy - and we love to see it!
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