Suchitra Rao, MBBS, MSCS is Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Sections of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is Associate Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She has spent the last 14 years studying respiratory viruses, with a focus on influenza research. She studies influenza epidemiology in children including conducting observational studies, pragmatic trials and leveraging large data networks. She also studies influenza vaccination delivery utilizing health information technology and the host response to influenza vaccines and natural infection.