Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD, FAAP, FPIDS, FIDSA
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Health Research and Policy
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Global Child Health
Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control,
Attending Physician, Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
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. She is chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, a member of the Board of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 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, the American Public Health Association and a liaison to the USPHS Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. 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.
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 global child health, with a focus on polio and measles eradication and prevention of pediatric HIV infection. Her research has been conducted in the US, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and India. Dr. Maldonado was the site Principal Investigator for Perinatal HIV Prevention studies in Zimbabwe initially through the NIH-funded HIV Prevention and Treatment Network (HPTN) and the NIH-funded International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials network (IMPAACT). She is leading 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 and vaccines directed against COVID-19.
Dr. Maldonado has directed two NIH T32 training grants in Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology 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 international 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 is also committed to enhancing diversity, inclusion and equity in the health professions and serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford University School of Medicine. In that role she oversees the four associate deans, including MD admissions, diversity pipeline efforts, faculty development and diversity, and justice and equity strategic initiatives. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and the recipient of Alexander Langmuir Award in Epidemiology.
Dr. Maldonado has published over 250 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).”
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