Carol Baker

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    • Title:Dr.
    • Organization:Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research
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      Summary of expertise:
      Dr. Carol Baker is a renowned international expert in infectious disease and vaccines. Well known for her work in both immunization research and education, Baker serves as professor of pediatrics and of molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and is the Texas Childrens Hospital Foundation Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

      Baker created the Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research at Texas Children's Hospital in 2008 to promote healthier families by providing parents and health care professionals with the latest information and recommendations on vaccines for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women and adults by conducting research that contributes to effective vaccine delivery models.
      She is past chair of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Bakers expertise has been sought by numerous media outlets, writers and conferences.
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      Baker continues to conduct multiple research investigations on various vaccine-related topics such as, vaccinating pregnant women, postpartum Tdap delivery, rotavirus vaccines, hepatitis booster, group B streptococcal conjugate vaccine.
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      Baker is co-author of the book "Vaccine-Preventable Disease: The Forgotten Story," which tells 17 true stories of families impacted by vaccine-preventable diseases. Pediatricians have recognized the book as a helpful tool to discuss the consequences of vaccine-preventable diseases with concerned parents.

      A widely published researcher in pediatrics and infectious diseases, Baker has authored or co-authored more than 300 published studies, reviews and book chapters. She is also an associate editor of the 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009 Red Book published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and an editor of Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant (6th edition).

      Past president, National Foundation for Infectious Disease. Past chair, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2008 recipient, John P. Utz Leadership Award, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. 2008 recipient, Mentor Award, Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2007 recipient, Distinguished Physician Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2001, President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 1997 recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
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