Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor and the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2015–16, he served as the U.S. Science Envoy for vaccine diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa for the State Department and White House.


Developing vaccines for the next pandemic will require an expanded portfolio that balances new and traditional technologies, together with increased capacity for vaccine production extending beyond multinational companies.