Dr. Debora Birx Biography and Wiki
Deborah Leah Birx MD (popularly known as Dr. Debora Birx) is an American physician and diplomat. She specializes in vaccine research, HIV/AIDS immunology, and global health. She became globally known when she was appointed to the position of White House Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Coordinator for the Trump Administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force. Dr. Birx was appointed to the post by United States Vice-President Mike Pence on February 27, 2020.
Deborah Birx Age
She was born on April 4, 1956, in Pennsylvania, U.S. Dr. Birx is 64 years old in 2020.
Dr. Deborah Birx Height
She appears to be a woman of above-average stature. Standing next to VP Pence (5′ 10″) during the daily COVID-19 briefings, Dr. Birx seems to be almost the same height. Even though her exact height is unavailable, she maybe 5 feet 8 inches.
Deborah Birx Family
Birx was born to Donald Birx, a mathematician and electrical engineer, and Adele Sparks Birx, a nursing instructor, in Pennsylvania. The Birx family is science-oriented as of Dr. Birx’s two brothers, one became a mathematician and the other a nuclear physicist.
The family was resident in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, for several years during her early life. During this time, Birx went to the Lampeter-Strasburg School District, including Lampeter-Strasburg High School, a public secondary school. Her parents are nonagenarians.
Dr. Deborah Birx Husband
Dr. Birx is married to former Clinton advance man, Paige Reffe. Her husband currently serves in the US Committee to Expand NATO on the Board of Directors. The couple has been married for over 35 years and are also grandparents. They live in a multi-generational household with Dr. Bitrx’s parents, who are 91 and 96, plus her daughter and son-in-law and their children.
Deborah Birx Children
Birx and her husband are parents to two adult daughters, Devynn Birx-Raybuck and Danielle Birx-Raybuck. Devynn was born in 1983. Her mother experienced complications during her birth leading to excessive bleeding which would have necessitated a transfusion. It was Dr. Birx who instructed her husband not to allow the transfusion before passing out shortly after. Later, the batch that was meant to be administered to Dr. Birx turned out to have been contaminated with HIV.
Dr. Deborah L. Birx Education
She was born in Pennsylvania where she attended public schools including Lampeter-Strasburg High School. She proceeded to New York state’s Houghton College from where she graduated with a B.S. in chemistry in 1976. Dr. Birx then joined Penn State’s Hershey School of Medicine where she earned her M.D. in 1980.
Dr Deborah Birx Pence
For many years, Dr. Birx has dedicated her career to vaccine research, HIV/AIDS immunology, and global health. She began studying the HIV virus in the early 1980s and has spearheaded various bodies mandated with fighting the disease.
On April 4, 2014, she was confirmed to head the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and an ambassador-at-large. Dr. Birx served in this position until her appointment to the position of White House Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Coordinator for the Trump Administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force. She was named to this post by Vice-President Mike Pence. Some of the other national and regional specialists in the fight against COVID-19 include Dr. Rachel Levine (PA), Dr. Antony Fauci, and Dr. Vin Gupta.
However, Vice President Mike Pence’s office has been reported to bar top public health officials, including Dr. Debora Birx and Dr. Fauci from appearing on CNN. According to CNN, the ban will remain in effect until CNN agrees to carry the daily White House coronavirus briefings in their entirety. The VP’s office accused CNN of breaking away once the president is done speaking.
Deborah Birx Net Worth and Salary
Dr. Birx has been in the science and research field for more than three decades. Over the course of her illustrious career, she has held various powerful positions of influence. Therefore, there is no doubt that she has accumulated a decent fortune over the years running into millions of dollars. However, Dr. Birx’s exact salary and net worth are not publicly available. Nevertheless, we shall update this section once we have additional information.
Dr. Deborah Birx Scarf
Dr. Birx has gained a huge fan base since she was appointed to the position of White House Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Coordinator for the Trump Administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force. Some fans are because of her in-depth understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic but some are as a result of her impressive collection of scarves since she started appearing daily on television. Other admirers have followed Dr. Birx for her chic sense of style and fashion.
Deborah Birx Twitter
Dr. Birx may not be available on Twitter as we could not find any verifiable account linked to her.