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Bonnie Maldonado


Bonnie Maldonado

Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD, FAAP, FPIDS, FIDSA Taube Professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Population Health Interim Chair, Department of Medicine Director, Global Child Health Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine Attending Physician, Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and StanfordHealthCare

Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD, is a pediatric infectious diseases epidemiologist who completed training as an EIS (Epidemiologic Intelligence Surveillance Officer) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has led several NIH, CDC, Gates Foundation and WHO funded domestic and international pediatric vaccine studies, as well as studies in prevention and treatment of perinatal HIV infection in the US, India, Mexico and Africa. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Maldonado was the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases from 2018-2022, a liaison to the USPHS Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and is a member of the Council for the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. She is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the American Public Health Association. She has served on several national and international committees in the area of pediatrics, vaccines and infectious diseases, including as a former member of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and of the US HHS National Vaccine Advisory Committee, and a former member of the Board of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. She is currently a member of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Dr. Maldonado’s academic interests are in the epidemiology and prevention of pediatric infections and in prevention and treatment of perinatal HIV infection, vaccine-preventable diseases, and international health. She has led epidemiologic studies of the household transmission, incidence and seroprevalence of COVID-19 and is co-director of the Stanford COVID outpatient Treatment Research Unit, evaluating novel and repurposed outpatient therapies for COVID-19, and the lead Stanford investigator for the Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine trials.

Dr. Maldonado has directed two NIH T32 training grants in Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Global Child Health and has devoted substantial effort to teaching and training activities at Stanford University as well as in the national and international setting. She has trained undergraduates (including Honors theses), medical students, Master’s degree students, doctoral candidates, and infectious diseases fellows in the area of domestic and international general and molecular epidemiology of pediatric infectious diseases and international health. At the national level, she has worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society in development of teaching and training programs for medical students, pediatric residents and clinicians. At the international level, she has been involved in direct teaching and mentoring of students, fellows and junior faculty, where she has been a co-investigator in the University of Zimbabwe NIH-funded MEPI grant to support and expand infrastructure for the University of Zimbabwe College of Medicine.

Dr. Maldonado has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and is co-editor of the textbooks “Remington and Klein Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant” and “Report of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book).”