Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)
Since the early 2000s, I have devoted my efforts to better understanding the risk factors and long-term health consequences of arboviral infections, including Rift Valley fever, chikungunya, and dengue viruses. Currently, I have two large field projects ongoing in Kenya. As a physician-scientist, I split my time between research (75%) and clinical practice (25%), including travel clinic experience. In my current position, I balance a productive research career, a stimulating hospital-based clinical practice, and a rewarding family life.
My formal education included a bachelor’s degree in Biology (University of California at San Diego, 1996, Cum Laude), medical degree (Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000, AOA), pediatric residency-International Health track (Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, CWRU, 2003), fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases (Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, CWRU, 2006), and master’s degree in Clinical Research with a focus in epidemiology (CWRU, 2009).
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
A new study by Dr. Desiree LaBeaud looks into how viruses similar to the Zika virus can cause birth defects.
By Andrew Joseph,
Quotes Desiree LaBeaud, an infectious disease pediatrician at Stanford University, who studies mosquito-borne viruses.
By Michaeleen Doucleff,
Senior Woods Fellow Michele Barry and Woods Affiliate Desiree LaBeaud discuss the risks of Zika transmission to pregnant women.
By Victoria Colliver,