Dr. Yvonne Maldonado has been on the frontline of global health challenges. Nothing prepared her for COVID-19. 

Sue Dremann, Palo Alto Weekly, April 15, 2022

Dr. Yvonne "Bonnie" Maldonado was in a San Francisco hotel room preparing to go out for a New Year's Eve dinner with her husband, when she saw a television news story about an ongoing outbreak of severe pneumonia in China... Read the full profile of Dr. Maldonado and the work that received the Tall Tree Global Impact Award.

Yvonne Maldonado on the COVID-19 vaccine for kids

          Farrin Abbott, November 8, 2021

Dr. Maldonado explains the implications for parents and guardians as younger children join the ranks of the vaccinated. Read more in the Stanford Report.

'Final frontier': Pfizer begins COVID vaccine trials for children 5-11

            Luz Pena, June 8, 2021

            Watch Dr. Bonnie Maldonado explain the COVID vaccine trials for younger children.

COVID-19 as a ‘wake-up call’ for creating more equitable health care

Brian Conlin, December 8, 2020

Bonnie Maldonado is interviewed alongside Melissa Bondy on the devastating but disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black and LatinX communities.  Read More on the Stanford Medicine Scope blog.       

Stanford COVID-19 in Children Seminar Series

November 5, 2020

Watch Bonnie Maldonado take a deep dive into pediatric epidemiology and transmission of COVID-19. 

October 28, 2020

Watch Bonnie Maldonado present at the first session of the COVID-19 in Children seminar series, with Drs. Phil Pizzo and Charles Prober.

Bonnie Maldonado, la doctora Hispana que ha liderado el manejo de respuesta a la pandemia en los centros médicos de Stanford.

Univision, October 3, 2020

Watch Bonnie Maldonado profiled on Univision Bay Area. (In Spanish)

Stanford/Packard Grand Rounds

September 22, 2020

Watch Bonnie Maldonado present with Dr. Roshni Mathew on Understanding the Epidemiology and Clinical Manifestations of COVID-19 in Children: An Update.

UCSD Grand Rounds

August 5, 2020

Watch Bonnie Maldonado deliver grand rounds on COVID-19 and kids.

A Stanford virus expert combats the COVID-19 pandemic

Erin Digitale, Stanford News, June 12, 2020

People can be taught to do their own nasal swabs for accurate COVID-19 testing, limiting the exposure of health care workers and the use of protective equipment, according to Stanford researchers. Read More.

Stanford leaders and health experts detail university’s COVID-19 surveillance testing program

Chris Peacock, September 2, 2020

A panel of Stanford medical experts described steps the university has taken to develop and implement a COVID-19 testing program that will supplement, but not be a substitute for, basic precautions. Read More.

Self-swabbing tests for COVID-19 accurate and safe, study reports

Stanford News, June 12, 2020

People can be taught to do their own nasal swabs for accurate COVID-19 testing, limiting the exposure of health care workers and the use of protective equipment, according to Stanford researchers. Read More.

Watch Jonathan Altamirano and co-author Prasanthi Govindarajan, discuss the study results with JAMA Network Open live on June 16, 2020.

A Pediatrician And A Parent Weigh In On Drop In Child Vaccinations

WBUR, June 11, 2020

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with Yvonne Maldonado, a professor of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Jessica Booth, a mother and educator who has done vaccine education outreach in the Seattle region. Listen

Bay Area Scientists in Race to Stop Coronavirus - Collaboration may be secret weapon

San Francisco Chronicle, April 3, 2020

Bay Area doctors, scientists, infectious disease specialists, software developers and molders of public opinion are using their skills to fight the COVID-19 pandemic — sequencing genomes, processing laboratory tests, conducting drug trials, mapping the spread and mutations of the mysterious pathogen. Read More.

Bonnie Maldonado: The science is clear. Vaccinations save lives.

Future of Everything podcast, February 19, 2019

An expert in infectious diseases says that vaccinations are more powerful than ever, but better communication by the medical community is needed to combat misinformation. Read More.

Q&A: Stanford Medicine Professor Yvonne Maldonado on receiving the 2018 RISE Award for mentoring and leadership

Stanford Daily, November 1, 2018

Pediatrics, health research and policy professor Yvonne Maldonado M.D. ’81 received the 2018 Reach, Inspire, Serve and Engage (RISE) Award in May for her research in global health and for her mentoring of undergraduates and medical students. Awarded by the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association, RISE recognizes excellence in leadership, volunteerism, mentoring or teaching. Read More.

Pediatric researcher celebrated for her perseverance, accomplishments

Stanford Medicine Scope Blog, June 28, 2018

The forces that hold some people back don’t seem to apply to Yvonne Maldonado, MD, senior associate dean for faculty development and diversity at the School of Medicine, who goes by "Bonnie." Read More.

Children's health, the measure of success when addressing climate solutions

Bonnie Maldonado speaks at a special satellite session of the Global Climate Action Summit 2018 in San Francisco. Watch the video (presentation starts at 2:34).

SPHERE: Collaborative Research and Precision Medicine

June 5, 2018

Watch Bonnie Maldonado present about the Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity (SPHERE) program via UCTV.

Yvonne A. Maldonado: A Diversity Strategy for Academic Medicine

January 18, 2018

Bonnie Maldonado presents at Stanford Medicine X about advancing diversity in academic medicine. Watch on youtube.

Pursuing parity: A new generation of female faculty is gathering data on why there should be more of them

Stanford Medicine magazine, Spring 2017

Odette Harris was the only black woman in Stanford School of Medicine’s class of 1996. Upon graduation, she became Stanford’s sole first-year neurosurgery resident.  Read more

Zika Virus Epidemiology and Congenital Zika

March 29, 2017

Bonnie Maldonado presents about Zika virus at UCSD. Watch on UCTV.

Researchers tackle unusual challenge in polio eradication

Stanford Medicine Scope blog, April 7, 2015.

A newly recognized form of poliovirus has emerged from one of the vaccines being used to eradicate the paralyzing illness. Stanford’s Yvonne Maldonado and others are studying how to solve the problem. Read more

Emerging form of poliovirus threatens hopes for eradication

Stanford Medicine News, April 3, 2015.

Polio is a tricky foe. One of the biggest hurdles in the World Health Organization’s polio eradication campaign is that the virus causes no symptoms in 90 percent of people who contract it. But these silently infected individuals can still spread the virus to others by coughing, sneezing or shedding it in their feces. And those they infect may become permanently paralyzed by or die. Read more

Working to prevent sexual assaults in Kenya

Stanford Medicine Scope blog, December 18, 2014

Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, study finds

Stanford Medicine News, April 13, 2014

A low-cost empowerment program for adolescent girls in Kenyan slums sharply curtails rape and sexual harassment of these girls, who live in an environment where women have low status and are frequently attacked, a large new study shows. Read more

Birth control counseling may reduce AIDS transmission in Africa, say researchers

Stanford Medicine News, July 25, 2012

Family planning counseling could prove to be a cost-effective way to help minimize the number of children born HIV-positive in sub-Saharan Africa, a new study by School of Medicine researchers suggests. Read More

Updated 11/17/21