Dr. Kristin Moffitt
Boston Children's Hospital, Division of Infectious Diseases
Dr. Moffitt joined the faculty of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division at Boston Children’s Hospital upon completion of her fellowship training in 2010. In her last year of fellowship, she received the Kass Award for Excellence in Clinical Care from the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society and has since received awards from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Charles Hood Foundation to support her research in bacterial vaccine development and immunity to bacterial infections. In addition to caring for patients seen by the Infectious Diseases consult service, Dr. Moffitt devotes her time to studying how bacteria cause disease. Of particular interest is furthering our understanding of how people develop immunity to infection with several common bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus. Through several clinical and translational studies, Dr. Moffitt is investigating the role of specific bacterial factors during infection and immune responses in affected patients and hopes that findings from this research will contribute to the development of therapies to prevent and treat such infections.