Presenter:

Peter Hotez MD Ph.D. DSC(hon) FAAP FASTMH is a professor of pediatrics and molecular virology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development and Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics. He is a vaccine scientist who led the development of vaccines to prevent and treat neglected tropical diseases and coronavirus infections. Together with Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi and a team of scientists, a new Texas Children’s CVD COVID19 vaccine has been scaled for industrial production at Biological E (BioE) in Hyderabad, India for pending emergency use listing. Prof. Hotez obtained his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his MD and Ph.D. from Weil Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University. He is the author of more than 600 scientific articles indexed on PubMed and 4 single-author books. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and he has been honored by PAHO/WHO, Research America, B’nai Brith, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH), and other organizations. He is past president of ASTMH and appears frequently on major news outlets (CNN, MSNBC, BBC, NPR) promoting global health, vaccines, and immunizations, countering antivaccine and Antiscience movements.