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Who is Peter Hotez?
Peter Jay Hotez is a well-known American scientist, pediatrician, and advocate in the fields of global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical disease control. He serves as a founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine. A Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College where he is also Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development.
And Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics, and University Professor of Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. Moreover, he has served as president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and is a founding Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. In addition, he is also the co-director of Parasites Without Borders, a global nonprofit organization with a focus on those suffering from parasitic diseases in subtropical environments.
How Old Is Peter Hotez?
He is 64 years old as of May 2022, having been born on May 5, 1958, in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. Peter shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Jenna Davis, Chris Brown, Adele, Niki Demartino, Gabi DeMartino, and many more.
Peter Hotez Family
Who are Peter Hotez Parents?
He was born to Edward J. Hotez (Father) a World War II veteran in the United States Navy. And Jean Hotez (Mother)
Does Peter Hotez have Siblings?
He has a sister by the name of Liz.
Peter Hotez Education
He received his high school education at William H. Hall High School. After high school, he attended Yale University where he received a BA in molecular biophysics and biochemistry magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1980. He went on and received a Ph.D. from Rockefeller University in 1986, and a Doctorate in Medicine from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1987.
Peter Hotez Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Ann Hotez.
Peter Hotez Kids
He and his wife Ann have four kids. One of their kids Rachel was diagnosed with autism at the age of 19 months in 1994. However, the names and whereabouts of his other kids are not mentioned on the internet.
Peter Hotez Research and Career
An Early Research Career
In 1992, he was an assistant professor, and in 1995 an associate professor and was awarded postdoctoral positions in molecular parasitology and pediatric infectious diseases at Yale University School of Medicine. His early research focused on the pathogenesis and molecular mechanisms of human hookworm infection and eventually, he led to a vaccine that is now in clinical trials. He also researched a vaccine against schistosomiasis also in clinical trials. Both of them will be successful vaccines for humans to protect against a multi-cellular parasite.
A Neglected Tropical Diseases Career
Peter served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine (renamed in 2005 as the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine) from 2000 to 2011 at George Washington University. In 2000 following the WHO’s Millenium Development Goals, he along with Drs. Alan Fenwick and David Molyneux led a global effort to rename diseases then being termed simply “other diseases,” as “neglected tropical diseases” (NTDs), and promote the use of therapeutic/preventive chemotherapy through a combination of drugs called the “rapid-impact package”. Since 2005, he has advocated for increased efforts to control NTDs through publications and speaking engagements. This has helped to gain increased awareness thus resulting in a decrease in prevalence and disease burden over many years. He has also led the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington, D.C. as well as efforts to establish PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
A Career in vaccine Development
In addition to his work on vaccines and clinical trials for hookworm and schistosomiasis. He also leads a team of researchers developing vaccines against other diseases including Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, MERS, and SARS, and also working on the development of the Coronavirus vaccine. He with Maria Elena Bottazzi has led the team that designed the COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax.
A COVID-19 response Career
He has actively used his public profile on Twitter and other social media platforms to help combat misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, he has appeared as an invited expert on a number of cable news and radio shows. He has warned that contrary to popular belief more young adults than expected would be hospitalized due to the outbreak of COVID-19. In a television interview on August 7, 2020, he said that the US can expect to be affected by COVID-19 for “years and years” even after Americans are vaccinated. He also blamed the federal government in that interview for not taking action to contain the spread of the virus.
Media and Publications Career
Besides research, he is also the author of more than 500 scientific and technical papers on NTDs. Moreover, he is the author of Blue Marble Health: An Innovative Plan to Fight Diseases of the Poor amid Wealth and Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health and Development. Also a co-author of Parasitic Diseases, 5th Edition, co-author of Krugman’s Infectious Diseases of Children, 11th Edition, and a co-author of Manson’s Tropical Diseases, 23rd Edition, and Feigin and Cherry’s Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 7th Edition. In addition, he also writes frequently for lay audiences, including papers in Scientific American and op-ed pieces for the New York Times. Peter published a new book in 2021 titled Preventing the Next Pandemic – Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-science.
Peter Hotez Height and Measurements
His body measurements are not mentioned on the internet.
Peter Hotez Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual salary of $205,908 and an estimated net worth of $4 million.