Paul Newton, DPhil, MRCP
Adjunct Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

DPhil, Oxford University

Paul Newton is an infectious disease doctor and Director of the Lao-Oxford-Mahosot-Wellcome Trust Research Unit (LOMWRU), Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, Laos, within the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Health Network, core funded by the Wellcome Trust. He is also head of the Medicine Quality Scientific Group of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory. After a DPhil in field zoology research he read clinical medicine and qualified in 1989 and MRCP in 1992 and DTM&H in 1996. He was lecturer to Professor Sir Nicholas White 1996-2001 in Mahidol University, Bangkok, and moved to Laos in 2002.

His main research interests are on the epidemiology and detection of substandard and falsified medical products and on the diversify of fevers, especially rickettsial pathogens, in rural Asia and their epidemiology and how they can be diagnosed and managed.

Professor of Tropical Medicine & Honorary Consultant Physician
University of Oxford
Churchill Hospital
Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health

Honorary Professor of Tropical Medicine
National University of Laos

Honorary Professor, Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

1996 Oxford University Medical School: ‘Teacher of the month’ General Medicine
1990 British Council award to visit Department of Zoology, Jodhpur
1988 Sasakawa Fund & Royal Society awards
1985-1991 Royal Society Travel Grants for zoological fieldwork in India
1984-1988 British Diabetic Association: Hermon Whittaker Memorial Bursary
1984-1987 Foulkes Foundation: Fellowship to read medicine
1978 University of East Anglia: First Prize, Biology Finals

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  1. Alfarsi A, Caillet C, Fawbert G, Lawrence S, Krüse J, McSweeney S, O'Mahony M, Dondorp A, Newton PN, Fitzpatrick D. Sounding out falsified medicines from genuine medicines using Broadband Acoustic Resonance Dissolution Spectroscopy (BARDS). Sci Rep. 2021 Jun 16; 11(1):12643. PMID: 34135361; PMCID: PMC8209214; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-90323-2;
  2. Chan J, Lai JYR, Nguyen CD, Vilivong K, Dunne EM, Dubot-Pérès A, Fox K, Hinds J, Moore KA, Nation ML, Pell CL, Xeuatvongsa A, Vongsouvath M, Newton PN, Mulholland K, Satzke C, Dance DAB, Russell FM. Indirect effects of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on pneumococcal carriage in children hospitalised with acute respiratory infection despite heterogeneous vaccine coverage: an observational study in Lao People's Democratic Republic. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 06; 6(6). PMID: 34108146; PMCID: PMC8191607; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005187;
  3. Salje J, Weitzel T, Newton PN, Varghese GM, Day N. Rickettsial infections: A blind spot in our view of neglected tropical diseases. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 May; 15(5):e0009353. PMID: 33983936; PMCID: PMC8118261; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009353;
  4. Carr OJJ, Vilivong K, Bounvilay L, Dunne EM, Lai JYR, Chan J, Vongsakid M, Chanthongthip A, Siladeth C, Ortika B, Nguyen C, Mayxay M, Newton PN, Mulholland K, Do LAH, Dubot-Pérès A, Satzke C, Dance DAB, Russell FM. Nasopharyngeal Pneumococcal Colonization Density is Associated with Severe Pneumonia in Young Children in the Lao PDR. J Infect Dis. 2021 May 11. PMID: 33974708
  5. Kantele A, Kuenzli E, Dunn SJ, Dance DAB, Newton PN, Davong V, Mero S, Pakkanen SH, Neumayr A, Hatz C, Snaith A, Kallonen T, Corander J, McNally A. Dynamics of intestinal multidrug-resistant bacteria colonisation contracted by visitors to a high-endemic setting: a prospective, daily, real-time sampling study. Lancet Microbe. 2021 Apr; 2(4):e151-e158. PMID: 33821248; PMCID: PMC8009952; DOI: 10.1016/S2666-5247(20)30224-X;
  6. Elliott I, Thangnimitchok N, de Cesare M, Linsuwanon P, Paris DH, Day NPJ, Newton PN, Bowden R, Batty EM. Targeted capture and sequencing of Orientia tsutsugamushi genomes from chiggers and humans. Infect Genet Evol. 2021 Jul; 91:104818. PMID: 33771726; PMCID: PMC8164161; DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2021.104818;
  7. Chung The H, Bodhidatta L, Pham DT, Mason CJ, Ha Thanh T, Voong Vinh P, Turner P, Hem S, Dance DAB, Newton PN, Phetsouvanh R, Davong V, Thwaites GE, Thomson NR, Baker S, Rabaa MA. Evolutionary histories and antimicrobial resistance in Shigella flexneri and Shigella sonnei in Southeast Asia. Commun Biol. 2021 03 19; 4(1):353. PMID: 33742111; PMCID: PMC7979695; DOI: 10.1038/s42003-021-01905-9;
  8. Ter SK, Rattanavong S, Roberts T, Sengduangphachanh A, Sihalath S, Panapruksachat S, Vongsouvath M, Newton PN, Simpson AJH, Robinson MT. Molecular Detection of Pathogens in Negative Blood Cultures in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Mar 01. PMID: 33646978; PMCID: PMC8045604; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1348;
  9. Ahouidi A, Ali M, Almagro-Garcia J, Amambua-Ngwa A, Amaratunga C, Amato R, Amenga-Etego L, Andagalu B, Anderson TJC, Andrianaranjaka V, Apinjoh T, Ariani C, Ashley EA, Auburn S, Awandare G, Ba H, Baraka V, Barry AE, Bejon P, Bertin GI, Boni MF, Borrmann S, Bousema T, Branch O, Bull PC, Busby GBJ, Chookajorn T, Chotivanich K, Claessens A, Conway D, Craig A, D'Alessandro U, Dama S, Day NP, Denis B, Diakite M, Djimdé A, Dolecek C, Dondorp AM, Drakeley C, Drury E, Duffy P, Echeverry DF, Egwang TG, Erko B, Fairhurst RM, Faiz A, Fanello CA, Fukuda MM, Gamboa D, Ghansah A, Golassa L, Goncalves S, Hamilton WL, Harrison GLA, Hart L, Henrichs C, Hien TT, Hill CA, Hodgson A, Hubbart C, Imwong M, Ishengoma DS, Jackson SA, Jacob CG, Jeffery B, Jeffreys AE, Johnson KJ, Jyothi D, Kamaliddin C, Kamau E, Kekre M, Kluczynski K, Kochakarn T, Konaté A, Kwiatkowski DP, Kyaw MP, Lim P, Lon C, Loua KM, Maïga-Ascofaré O, Malangone C, Manske M, Marfurt J, Marsh K, Mayxay M, Miles A, Miotto O, Mobegi V, Mokuolu OA, Montgomery J, Mueller I, Newton PN, Nguyen T, Nguyen TN, Noedl H, Nosten F, Noviyanti R, Nzila A, Ochola-Oyier LI, Ocholla H, Oduro A, Omedo I, Onyamboko MA, Ouedraogo JB, Oyebola K, Pearson RD, Peshu N, Phyo AP, Plowe CV, Price RN, Pukrittayakamee S, Randrianarivelojosia M, Rayner JC, Ringwald P, Rockett KA, Rowlands K, Ruiz L, Saunders D, Shayo A, Siba P, Simpson VJ, Stalker J, Su XZ, Sutherland C, Takala-Harrison S, Tavul L, Thathy V, Tshefu A, Verra F, Vinetz J, Wellems TE, Wendler J, White NJ, Wright I, Yavo W, Ye H. An open dataset of Plasmodium falciparum genome variation in 7,000 worldwide samples. Wellcome Open Res. 2021; 6:42. PMID: 33824913; PMCID: PMC8008441; DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16168.1;
  10. Ling CL, Roberts T, Soeng S, Cusack TP, Dance DAB, Lee SJ, Reed TAN, Hinfonthong P, Sihalath S, Sengduangphachanh A, Watthanaworawit W, Wangrangsimakul T, Newton PN, Nosten FH, Turner P, Ashley EA. Impact of delays to incubation and storage temperature on blood culture results: a multi-centre study. BMC Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 12; 21(1):173. PMID: 33579205; PMCID: PMC7881545; DOI: 10.1186/s12879-021-05872-8;
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