President-elect Joe Biden has picked Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the US Senate.
- Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine is one of the few transgender people serving in elected or appointed positions in the US
- She is a graduate of Harvard and Tulane Medical School, and president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
- Dr Levine has written about the opioid crisis, medical marijuana, adolescent medicine, eating disorders and LGBTQ medicine
A paediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Dr Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic…