Published: 10/11/2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021  3:00 – 4:00pm PT

Dr. Peter Hotez is an internationally-recognized scientist, pediatrician and global health advocate who leads a critical field that defines and understands neglected tropical diseases and vaccinology. Dr. Hotez has spent his career on the front lines of global health science and advocacy, and is more recently known for his leadership and effective communication to dispel myths around the COVID-19 vaccine and increase global access and vaccine equity. 

Dr. Peter Hotez 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 Co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics.  As head of the Texas Children’s Venter for Vaccine Development, he leads a team and product development partnership for developing new vaccines for hookworm infection, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and SARS/MERS/SARS-2 coronavirus, diseases that affect hundreds of millions of children and adults worldwide. 

With an introduction by Dr. Michele Barry, Director of Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, Dr. Hotez will speak with Stanford Medicine’s Paul Costello, discussing his career and his most recent book: Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-science