Dr. Heather Haq is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Chief Medical Officer for the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children’s Hospital. She also cares for children as a pediatric hospitalist at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Haq is a highly-qualified champion for global child health. She received her undergraduate degree from McGill University with a major in international development, completed her Master of Health Science degree in international public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her four-year Pediatrics/Child Global Health residency at Baylor College of Medicine, including clinical training in Uganda, and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics.
Dr. Haq has worked in the international public health sector for over a decade. She has experience in caring for children living with HIV/AIDs in Uganda; leading community-based public health programming; developing curricula for various cadres of health care workers, including training for community health workers; and designing health communication strategies in low- and middle-income countries. She is a national leader in global health education and promotes best practices to prepare learners from high-income countries for global health experiences in low-resource settings.
American Board of Pediatrics