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Karla Fredricks, MD, MPH, FAAP

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
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health masters Master of Public Health 2017
Massachusetts General Hospital fellowship Global Health Leadership and Innovation 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 Section on Global Health, Co-Chair of Publications Committee for Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health
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].

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. 

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.

Clark EH, Fredricks K, Woc-Colburn L, Botazzi ME, Weatherhead J. Preparing for SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in US Immigrant Communities: Strategies for Allocation, Distribution, and Communication. Am J Public Health. 2020 Dec 22:e1-e5. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.306047. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33351664.

Clark EH, Fredricks K, Woc-Colburn L, Botazzi ME, Weatherhead J. Disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immigrant communities in the United States. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14(7):e0008484. Published 2020 Jul 13. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.000848.

Fredricks K. Immigrants Can Help Improve Immunization Rates in the United States. Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk. 2019;10(2). Epub.

Morrison, A, Fredricks K, Agrawal, N. Separated and Sick: An Immigrant Child’s Traumatic Experience of Illness and Recovery. Pediatrics. 142.6 (2018): 1-3.

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