Peter Hotez


Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, FASTMH, FAAP

National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor, Pediatrics and Molecular & Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine

Peter Hotez MD PhD is 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. A new Texas Children’s COVID19 vaccine is being accelerated in India now undergoing clinical testing. Prof. Hotez obtained his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his MD and PhD from Weil Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University. He is the author of more than 550 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 has been honored by PAHO/WHO, Research America, B’nai Brith, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and other organizations. He appears frequently on major news outlets promoting global health, and vaccines and immunizations, countering anti-vaccine and anti-science movements.