Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, is the founding dean of The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, as well as director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of National Academies as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Today’s “Think” show is dedicated to talking with experts to try to explain some of the more mysterious elements of the coronavirus. Host Krys Boyd talks with Dr. Peter Hotez, founding dean and chief of the Baylor College of Medicine National School of Tropical Medicine, about the push for a COVID-19 vaccine. Wired senior correspondent Adam Rogers talks about the math behind epidemiological models. And Courtney Cogburn, associate professor of social work at Columbia University, discusses why black and Latino Americans are disproportionately affected.
Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. 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 Pediatrics.
Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. 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 Pediatrics. 
Peter Hotez is a Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine. He is the world’s authority on vaccine science not simply because of scientific background, but because of his active and valuable advocacy work across many platforms. He joins us to discuss the measles explosions in the United States and Europe, the devastation wrought by the anti-vaccine movement Key Learnings 1.  Why your faithful host is angry 2.  The 3 vaccines that are being marginalized in the United States 3.  The 3 major forces behind the current public health crisis 4. The power of the anti-vaccine movement & the lack of clarity behind it’s goals and funding 5.  The impact of vaccine exemptions at the state level 6. The lack of a powerful & organized pro-vaccine advocacy 7.  Dr. Hotez’ evolution from scientist to advocate, finding his voice, & telling a very personal story 8. The pressing need for healthcare providers to become savvy with TV, writing, and social media 9. Realizing the incredible power that physicians have when they step forward on social issues 10. What’s it’s like to go up against the anti-vaccine lobby and the need for more support from physicians who may be either disinterested or afraid. 11.  The next steps needed to begin to stem the tide 12.  The value of educating the next generations of healthcare providers in policy, advocacy, media & importance of meeting them where they live. 13.  The alarming trajectory of measles and the concern it will move through Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America Links Dr. Hotez’ website: www.peterhotez.org Dr. Hotez on Twitter: @peterhotez New York Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/us/measles-outbreak.html Crafting Your Scientist Brand: https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000024 Dr. Hotez’ book “Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism” : https://www.amazon.com/Vaccines-Did-Not-Cause-Rachels-Autism/dp/1421426609 #meded, #vaccine, #measles, #influenza, #antivaxx, #epidemic, #healthcare, #socialmedia, #doctors, #podcast, #autism, #politics, #advocacy
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Birthdate
May 5th, 1958
Episode Count
7
Podcast Count
6
Total Airtime
6 hours, 58 minutes
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