Assistant Professor
Pediatrics-Global Immigrant Health
Baylor College of Medicine


MD from Washington University School of Medicine
MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Global Health
Residency at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital
Global Health Leadership and Innovation


American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Statement

Dr. Fredricks is the Director of the Program for Immigrant and Refugee Child Health (PIRCH) at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. She is committed to helping achieve health equity for all children at the highest standard of care, especially those who are newly arrived to the United States. Dr. Fredricks devotes her clinical, teaching, and research efforts to improving both access to and quality of health services for these populations.

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fant CD, Schwartz KR, Patel H, Fredricks K, Nelson BD, Ouma K, Burke TF. "Developing and Implementing a Pediatric Emergency Care Curriculum for Providers at District Level Hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study in Kenya." Frontiers in Public Health. 2017 December 11
  • Atallah D, Djalali A, Fredricks K, Arlington L, Bussio M, Nelson BD. "Developing Equitable Primary Health Care in Conflict-Affected Settings: A Qualitative Study of Expert Perspectives from the Frontlines." Qualitative Health Research. 2018;28(1):98-111.
  • Zubairi H, Nelson BD, Tulshian P, Fredricks K, Odongo F, Altawil Z, Mireles S, Burke TF. "Hyaluronidase-assisted resuscitation in Kenya (HARK) for severely dehydrated children." Pediatric Emergency Care. 2017 July 4


Texas Pediatric Society
Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers
American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, Immigrant Health Special Interest Group and Section on International Child Health