Innovation in the control of the neglected tropical diseases
Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph. D. Distinguished Research Professor, George Washington University
Dr. Hotez has particular expertise in 1) vaccine development for hookworm and other human helminth infections and 2) global policies and advocacy for the control and elimination of the human helminth infections and other neglected tropical diseases. His research focuses on the discovery, development and evaluation of technologies for treatment and eradication of neglected tropical diseases, specifically vaccines, diagnostics and drugs. Currently, he serves as the Principal Scientist of the Human Hookworm Vaccine Initiative (HHVI), a public private partnership sponsored by the Sabin Vaccine Institute with major funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Hotez is a leading advocate and educator in the area of NTDs, particularly in his work for PLoS.