Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, few faces were as familiar on cable news than Dr. Peter Hotez. In 2017, Fortune named Hotez among the 34 leaders who are changing healthcare, and he hasn’t shown any signs of slowing.
Hotez is an advocate of vaccinology, global health and neglected tropical disease control. He has used Twitter and other social media to fight misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic, and he told the American Medical Association that clear messaging during a pandemic is of vital importance.