Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Pia S. Pannaraj, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California and Infectious Disease Specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).
Dr. Pannaraj’s research focuses on maternal and infant vaccinations, optimizing vaccine delivery, and improving immune responses. She also seeks to understand how breast milk and gut microbiomes contributes to infant immune development and vaccine immunity.
Dr. Pannaraj serves as the Director of the CHLA Pediatric Global Health Residency Track and Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Immunization Coalition and has been appointed to an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) expert panel for a Global Immunizations Initiative. She is invited to lecture nationally and internationally on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases, maternal vaccinations, neonatal health and the microbiome.
Dr. Pannaraj completed her infectious diseases fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Masters of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She finished medical school and residency training in pediatrics at University of California, San Diego. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics and Biology from the University of Chicago.
Disclosure: AstraZeneca (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Grant/Research Support; Pfizer (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Grant/Research Support; Sanofi Pasteur (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Advisor or Review Panel member