Elijah Paintsil, MD
Professor and Chair
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, University of Ghana

I am a physician-scientist with broad-based training in pediatric, infectious diseases, public health, and pharmacology and have focused my translation research program on three areas: 1) Effect of antiretroviral therapy on mitochondrial function; 2) Laboratory simulation of transmission dynamics of hepatitis C virus among injection drug users, and 3) Global pediatric HIV treatment outcomes.


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2024 HIV Co-morbidities Research Training in Ghana (HIV-ComRT) 7D43TW011526-05
2023 Pediatric HIV Disclosure Intervention and Benefits Study-(PH-DIBS) 7R01HD103512-05
2023 Pediatric HIV Disclosure Benefits Study (PhD-BS) - Sankofa 2 5R01HD103512-04
2023 HIV Co-morbidities Research Training in Ghana (HIV-ComRT) 5D43TW011526-04
2023 Research Training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases 5T32AI007210-40
2022 Pediatric HIV Disclosure Benefits Study (PhD-BS) - Sankofa 2 5R01HD103512-03
2022 HIV Co-morbidities Research Training in Ghana (HIV-ComRT) 5D43TW011526-03
2022 Research Training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases 5T32AI007210-39
2021 Pediatric HIV Disclosure Benefits Study (PhD-BS) - Sankofa 2 5R01HD103512-02
2021 HIV Co-morbidities Research Training in Ghana (HIV-ComRT) 5D43TW011526-02
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  1. Paintsil E. Editorial: Emerging and reemerging global pediatric infectious diseases amidst vanishing pediatric infectious diseases workforce. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2024 Apr 01; 36(2):133-135. PMID: 38446143
  2. Brackel CLH, Noij LCE, Vijverberg SJH, Legghe CL, Maitland-van der Zee AH, van Goudoever JB, Buonsenso D, Munblit D, Sigfrid L, McFarland S, Anmyr L, Ashkenazi-Hoffnung L, Bellinat APN, Dias NLS, Edwards A, Fashina T, Juraški RG, Gonçalves ALN, Hansted E, Herczeg V, Hertting O, Jankauskaite LN, Kaswandani N, Kevalas R, Krivácsy P, Lorenz M, Malone LA, McVoy M, Miller DW, Morrow AK, Nugawela MD, Oliveira CR, Oliveira PRS, Osmanov IM, Overmars IM, Paintsil E, Pinto Pereira SM, Prawira Y, Putri ND, Ramos RCF, Rasche M, Ryd-Rinder M, De Rose C, Samitova E, Jovanovic TS, Say D, Scott JT, Shachar-Lavie I, Shafran R, Shmueli E, Snipaitiene A, Stephenson T, Ténai N, Tosif S, Turkalj M, Valentini P, Vasconcelos LRS, Villard L, Vilser D, Hashimoto S, Terheggen-Lagro SWJ. International Care programs for Pediatric Post-COVID Condition (Long COVID) and the way forward. Pediatr Res. 2024 Jan 29. PMID: 38287106
  3. Ayanful-Torgby R, Shabanova V, Essuman AA, Boafo E, Aboagye F, Al-Mahroof Y, Amponsah J, Tetteh JKA, Amoah LE, Paintsil E. High prevalence of impaired glucose metabolism among children and adolescents living with HIV in Ghana. HIV Med. 2024 May; 25(5):577-586. PMID: 38240173
  4. Afrane AKA, Alhassan Y, Amoah LE, Nyarko MY, Addo-Lartey A, Paintsil E, Torpey K. Asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia and virological non-suppression among children living with HIV in Accra, Ghana: a cross-sectional study. Res Sq. 2024 Jan 09. PMID: 38260260; PMCID: PMC10802699; DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-3823525/v1;
  5. Shabanova V, Emuren L, Gan G, Antwi S, Renner L, Amissah K, Kusah JT, Lartey M, Reynolds NR, Paintsil E. Pediatric HIV Disclosure Intervention Improves Immunologic Outcome at 48 Weeks: The Sankofa Trial Experience. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2023 Dec 01; 94(4):371-380. PMID: 37643414; PMCID: PMC10617661; DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000003292;
  6. Mohammed A, Idris-Dantata H, Okwor T, Tanui P, Paintsil E, Kabwe PC, Alimi Y, Tajudeen R, Mankoula W, Ilesanmi OS, Balogun MS, Ihekweazu C, Hornsey E, Ogbuagu O. Supporting the Manufacturing of Medical Supplies in Africa: Collaboration Between Africa CDC, Partners, and Member States. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2023 Oct 30; 11(5). PMID: 37903581; PMCID: PMC10615240; DOI: 10.9745/GHSP-D-23-00121;
  7. Kisitu G, Shabanova V, Naiga F, Nakagwa M, Kekitiinwa AR, Elyanu PJ, Paintsil E. High prevalence of low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and insulin resistance among children and adolescents living with HIV in Uganda: harbinger for metabolic syndrome? HIV Med. 2024 Feb; 25(2):262-275. PMID: 37879630
  8. Muhammad MI, Abdulsalam AH, Petit-Clair F, Acquaye A, Nobles A, Fleischer B, Konkwo C, Ransome Y, Paintsil E. Almajiri health; a scoping review on disease, health literacy and space for participatory research. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(10):e0001641. PMID: 37819921; PMCID: PMC10566680; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0001641;
  9. Paintsil E, Alimi Y, Abdulaziz M, Ogbuagu O, Ogunsola F, Kessy SJ, Horsney E, Lee C, Brundney K, Okwor T, Kabwe P, Waheed A, Vondran A, Bigirimana R, Ilesanmi O, Nsubuga DN, Raji T, Mankoula W, Ihekweazu C, Nkengasong J. A continent-wide effort and solidarity at curbing COVID-19 pandemic: the Africa task force for novel coronavirus (AFTCOR) infection prevention and control technical working group's experience. BMC Public Health. 2023 May 15; 23(1):893. PMID: 37189137; PMCID: PMC10184057; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-023-15706-8;
  10. Fashina TA, Miller CM, Paintsil E, Niccolai LM, Brandt C, Oliveira CR. Computable Clinical Phenotyping of Postacute Sequelae of COVID-19 in Pediatrics Using Real-World Data. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2023 Feb 27; 12(2):113-116. PMID: 36548966; PMCID: PMC9969330; DOI: 10.1093/jpids/piac132;
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2021 Pediatric Leadership Development Program (AMSPDC)
2020 Yale University: MA (Honorary Degree)
2019 The Global Associates For Health Development, Inc.: Global Health Excellence and Leadership Award
2019 Ghana Physician & Surgeons Foundation of North America: Dedication to Healthcare In Africa Award
2019 Trailblazer Award
2017 Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research: Contribution to establishment of first postdoctoral research fellowship
2016 Ghana Physician & Surgeons Foundation of North America: Excellence in Education Award
2014 The Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons: Postgraduate Medical Training Award
2013 Academic Pediatric Association Outstanding Student Mentorship Award
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