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- Where is Rachel now?
- How tall is Rachel?
- How much money does Rachel earn?
- What is Rachel’s net worth?
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Who is Rachel Levine?
Rachel Leland Levine is a well-known American pediatrician, a four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Sevice Commissioned Corps. Since March 26, 2021, she has been the United States assistant secretary for health.
She is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine. She previously served from 2015 to 2017 as the Pennsylvania physician general. And then from 2017 to 2021 as the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
In the United States, Rachel is one of only a few openly transgender government officials, and also she is the first to hold an office that requires Senate confirmation. She became the first openly transgender four-star officer in the nation’s eight uniformed services on October 19, 2021.
How Old is Rachel Levine?
She is 64 years old as of March 2022. Having been born on October 28, 1957, in Wakefield, Massachusetts, U.S. Rachel shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Gates, GamingWithJen, Julia Roberts, Troian Bellisario, and many more.
Rachel Levine Family
Who are Rachel Levine’s Parents?
She was born to Melvin Levine (Father), and Lillian Levine (Mother). Her parents were both lawyers.
Does Rachel Levine have Siblings?
She has an elder sister who is four years older than her by the name of Bonnie Levine.
Rachel Levine Education
She received her high school education at Belmont Hill School. After high school, she attended Havard University and the Tulane University School of Medicine. She also completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the Mount Sinai Center.
Rachel Levine Marital Status
She was previously married to Martha Peaslee Levine. They married in 1988 but later divorced in 2013.
Rachel Levine Kids
She has two kids, a daughter by the name of Dayna Levine and a son by the name of David Levine.
Rachel Levine Career
From 1988 to 1993, Rachel had a fellowship at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital where she trained in pediatrics. In 1993, after moving to central Pennsylvania from Manhattan, she joined the staff at Penn State Hershey Medical Centre. During her time there, she created Penn State Hershey Medical Centre’s adolescent medicine division and eating disorders clinic. In 2015, she was nominated for the position of Pennsylvania Physician General.
A Career at Pennsylvania Department of Health
Rachel in 2015, was nominated by Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Wolf to be Pennsylvania’s Physician General. During her capacity as Physician general, she signed an order that allowed law enforcement officers to carry the anti-overdose medication naloxone. She has acknowledged the drug with saving the lives of almost 1,000 opioid users who had overdosed. Until 2017, she has served as Physician General. Governor Wolf appointed Levine in July 2017, as Secretary of Health and was unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate.
A COVID-19 response Career
From 2020 until January 23, 2021, Rachel led the public health response on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania as the state secretary of health. She directed nursing homes to admit new patients on March 18, 2020, including “stable patients who had the COVID-19 virus”. Despite the warnings of nursing home trade groups that such policies “could unnecessarily cost more lives”. Spotlight PA noted that under Rachel, Pennsylvania had a “robust and aggressive” plan to protect nursing home residents. But it was never fully implemented.
WHTM reported on May 12, 2020, that following the change in nursing home admissions policies, Rachel had moved her mother out of a nursing home. 70% of COVID deaths in Pennsylvania by the summer of 2020, were in nursing homes. Leading to renewed criticism that state officials were “letting infected patients back into nursing homes” and also that the state had stopped health inspections in nursing homes. The issue of Rachel’s mother and the COVID death toll in Pennsylvania nursing homes. Would momentarily be highlighted nationally after President Biden nominated Rachel for the post of US Assistant Secretary for Health.
A Biden Administration Career
President Joe Biden formally appointed Levine to be assistant secretary for health on February 13, 2021. On February 25 was her confirmation hearing with the Senate HELP Committee. The committee on March 17, voted 13-9 to advance the nomination to a full Senate vote. The Senate on March 24 voted 52-48 with two Republicans joining all members of the Democratic caucus to confirm her nomination. She was later commissioned as a four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps on October 19, 2021. She became the first openly transgender four-star officer in any of the United States uniformed services. Also, she is the first female four-star admiral in the commissioned corps.
Rachel Levine Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body. She stands at a height of 5ft 6iches (1.7m), and a weight of 70kg (154lbs).
Rachel Levine Salary and Net Worth
As the assistant secretary of Health for the US Department of Health and Human Services. She earns a base salary of around $162,000 every year. She has an estimated net worth of $13 million.