Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Antiscience

On August 18th at 6:00pm Pakistan (PKT)/9:00am US (EDT), U.S. Speaker Peter Hotez will discuss how to prevent the next pandemic. Please use the chat space on the page to ask questions - we will get to as many as possible during the live program!

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Professor Peter Hotez

Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP FASTMH, is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the Director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical PediatricsHe is also a University Professor at Baylor University, Fellow in Disease and Poverty at the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy,  Senior Fellow at the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A&M University, Faculty Fellow with the Hagler Institute for Advanced Studies at Texas A&M University, and Health Policy Scholar in the Baylor Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy.

Dr. Hotez is an internationally-recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development.  As founding head (now co-director) of the Texas Children’s CVD, he leads a team and product development partnership for developing new vaccines for hookworm infection, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis,  Chagas disease, and SARS/MERS/SARS-2 coronaviruses, diseases affecting hundreds of millions of children and adults worldwide, while championing access to vaccines globally and in the United States.  In 2006 at the Clinton Global Initiative, he co-founded the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases to provide access to essential medicines for hundreds of millions of people.

Dr. Hotez has authored more than 500 original papers and is the author of four single-author books.

Recently,  he has served as a thought leader and spokesperson for the United States’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Hotez’s Full Bio (click to download)