Peter J. Hotez
Fellow in Disease and Poverty
Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., is the Baker Institute fellow in disease and poverty, as well as dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, head of the Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, and the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. Hotez is also president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research, where he leads a partnership to develop new vaccines for hookworm, schistosomiasis and Chagas disease. He also co-founded the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases to provide access to essential medicines for millions of people worldwide.
Author of more than 240 original papers, Hotez also has written or edited 10 books, including “Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases” (ASM Press, 2008). He serves as president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) and founding editor-in-chief of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. He serves on the National Institutes of Health Council of Councils and the Fogarty International Center Advisory Board. Hotez is the recipient of the ASTMH’s Bailey Ashford Medal and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s Leverhulme Medal. He also is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies.
Hotez obtained his B.A. from Yale University, his Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University, and his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College, followed by clinical training in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Yale School of Medicine.
Spring 2013 Courses