Bonita Stanton, MD





Department: Pediatrics

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1976; 1979-1983

Dr. Stanton is being recognized for a long and illustrious career, beginning at Yale. Along with a few other female faculty, she established the Phyllis Bodel Infant and Child Care Centerat the Yale School of Medicine. She is the founding dean of Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, in New Jersey.

Dr. Stanton lived and worked for five years in the squatter-slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which launched her dedication to community-based behavioral research, a passion that has carried her to multiple sites across the globe. She has been continuously funded as a principal investigator on one or more grants from the National Institutes of Health since 1990,and she has received numerous accolades for her research contributions in global HIV prevention.

She has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts and served as an editor of several textbooks,including Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. She is the consulting editor for “Pediatric Clinics of North America,”and is a member of the editorial board of Clinical Keys. She has served on the American Board of Pediatrics Global Task Force and Planning Committee and the Macy Conference on Pediatric Professional Education. She has been the president of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairsand has chaired Women in Pediatrics Federation of Pediatric Organizations Task Force on Women in Pediatrics.

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Bonita Stanton, MD