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Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Pediatric infectious diseases, vaccines, childhood diarrhea, health disparities, COVID-19 community interventions
Oscar G. Gómez-Duarte can speak to the media about infectious diseases in children, including vaccines and prevention. He can also discuss health disparities, including in relation to COVID-19.
Gómez-Duarte studies infectious gastrointestinal diseases and diarrhea in children. He established a global health research program, the International Enteric Vaccines Research Program (IEVRP), on the epidemiology, pathogenesis and vaccine development of childhood gastrointestinal infections. His collaborative achievements in this program include developing rapid diagnostic tools for diarrheal disease surveillance, identifying prevalent diarrheal pathogens and detecting emergent intestinal pathogens. He has also conducted vaccine development research for pediatric infectious diseases.
Gómez-Duarte’s goal is to decrease preventable illness and death from childhood infections through research, education and patient care. He has provided patient care in the U.S. and abroad, overseen patient care services, and led infection control and antibiotic stewardship programs.
Gómez-Duarte is also an expert on health disparities, with one collaborative project working to address health inequities in Western New York during the COVID-19 pandemic through community engagement and education. That study also explores how people develop immunity to the novel coronavirus.
Gómez-Duarte can respond to interview requests in English and Spanish.
Oscar G. Gómez-Duarte, MD, PhD
Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo