Vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad Peter Hotez talks about his new book, Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism.
Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally-recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. As head of the Texas Children’s CVD, he leads a team for developing new vaccines for hookworm infection, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and SARS/MERS, diseases affecting hundreds of millions of children and adults worldwide, while championing access to vaccines globally and in the United States. In 2017, Dr. Hotez was named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the 34 most influential people in health care. As both a vaccine scientist and autism parent, he has led national efforts to defend vaccines and to serve as an ardent champion of vaccines against a growing national “antivax” threat.