Karla Fredricks, MD, MPH, FAAP

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-1307
Fax: 832-825-1281

Contact Information

1102 Bates Avenue
Suite 630
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Director of the Program for Immigrant and Refugee Child Health (PIRCH)

Texas Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Massachusetts General Hospital fellowship Global Health Leadership and Innovation 2017
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health masters Master of Public Health 2017
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia residency Pediatrics 2009
Washington University School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2006


Dr. Fredricks is a pediatrician who is focused on the care of underserved children, particularly those who are newly arrived to the United States. She is committed to helping achieve health equity for all children at the highest standard of care and devotes her clinical and research time to improving both access to and quality of health services for children with limited resources.  


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow, Member of the Section on International Child Health, Co-chair of the Refugee Health Working Group for the Immigrant Health Special Interest Group
Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers Member
Texas Pediatric Society Member

Selected Publications

Al-Rousan T, Fredricks K, Chaudhury S, Albezreh S, Alhokair A, Nelson BD. Improving Peace and Well-being among Syrian Refugee Youth through a Higher Education Initiative in Jordan. Medicine, Conflict and Survival 2018 Sept 25. [Epub ahead of print].

Atallah D, Djalali A, Fredricks K, Arlington L, Bussio M, Nelson BD. Developing Equitable Primary Health Care in Conflict-Affected Settings: A Qualitative Study of Expert Perspectives from the Frontlines. Qualitative Health Research 2018;28(1):98-111. 

Fant CD, Schwartz KR, Patel H, Fredricks K, Nelson BD, Ouma K, Burke TF. Developing and Implementing a Pediatric Emergency Care Curriculum for Providers at District Level Hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study in Kenya. Frontiers in Public Health 2017 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print].

Fredricks K, Dinh H, Kusi M, Yogal C, Karmacharya BM, Burke TF, Nelson BD. Community Health Workers and Disasters: Lessons Learned from the 2015 Earthquake in Nepal. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2017;32(6):604-609. 

Zubairi H, Nelson BD, Tulshian P, Fredricks K, Odongo F, Altawil Z, Mireles S, Burke TF. Hyaluronidase-assisted resuscitation in Kenya (HARK) for severely dehydrated children. Pediatric Emergency Care 2017 July 4. [Epub ahead of print].

Schwartz KR, Fredricks K, Al Tawil Z, Kandler T, Odenyo SA, Imbamba J, Nelson BD, Burke TF. An innovative safe anesthesia and analgesia package for emergency pediatric procedures and surgeries when no anesthetist is available. International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016;9(1):16-23.