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

DPhil, Oxford University
BSc, University of East Anglia

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

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  1. Cavany S, Nanyonga S, Hauk C, Lim C, Tarning J, Sartorius B, Dolecek C, Caillet C, Newton PN, Cooper BS. The uncertain role of substandard and falsified medicines in the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance. Nat Commun. 2023 Oct 03; 14(1):6153. PMID: 37788991; PMCID: PMC10547756; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-41542-w;
  2. Monnier AA, Do NTT, Asante KP, Afari-Asiedu S, Khan WA, Munguambe K, Sevene E, Tran TK, Nguyen CTK, Punpuing S, Gómez-Olivé FX, van Doorn HR, Caillet C, Newton PN, Ariana P, Wertheim HFL. Is this pill an antibiotic or a painkiller? Improving the identification of oral antibiotics for better use. Lancet Glob Health. 2023 Aug; 11(8):e1308-e1313. PMID: 37474237
  3. Tabernero P, Newton PN. Estimating the prevalence of poor-quality anti-TB medicines: a neglected risk for global TB control and resistance. BMJ Glob Health. 2023 Jul; 8(7). PMID: 37433693; PMCID: PMC10347509; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2023-012039;
  4. Bharucha T, Gangadharan B, Kumar A, Myall AC, Ayhan N, Pastorino B, Chanthongthip A, Vongsouvath M, Mayxay M, Sengvilaipaseuth O, Phonemixay O, Rattanavong S, O'Brien DP, Vendrell I, Fischer R, Kessler B, Turtle L, de Lamballerie X, Dubot-Pérès A, Newton PN, Zitzmann N, SEAe Consortium. Deep Proteomics Network and Machine Learning Analysis of Human Cerebrospinal Fluid in Japanese Encephalitis Virus Infection. J Proteome Res. 2023 Jun 02; 22(6):1614-1629. PMID: 37219084; PMCID: PMC10246887; DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.2c00563;
  5. Snaith AE, Dunn SJ, Moran RA, Newton PN, Dance DAB, Davong V, Kuenzli E, Kantele A, Corander J, McNally A. The highly diverse plasmid population found in Escherichia coli colonizing travellers to Laos and its role in antimicrobial resistance gene carriage. Microb Genom. 2023 May; 9(5). PMID: 37171860; PMCID: PMC10272864; DOI: 10.1099/mgen.0.001000;
  6. Do NT, Boupha P, Newton PN, Caillet C. The quality of antiretroviral medicines: an uncertain problem. BMJ Glob Health. 2023 Mar; 8(3). PMID: 36921990; PMCID: PMC10030546; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2022-011423;
  7. Abdel Hamid MM, Abdelraheem MH, Acheampong DO, Ahouidi A, Ali M, Almagro-Garcia J, Amambua-Ngwa A, Amaratunga C, Amenga-Etego L, Andagalu B, Anderson T, Andrianaranjaka V, Aniebo I, Aninagyei E, Ansah F, Ansah PO, Apinjoh T, Arnaldo P, Ashley E, Auburn S, Awandare GA, Ba H, Baraka V, Barry A, Bejon P, Bertin GI, Boni MF, Borrmann S, Bousema T, Bouyou-Akotet M, Branch O, Bull PC, Cheah H, Chindavongsa K, Chookajorn T, Chotivanich K, Claessens A, Conway DJ, Corredor V, Courtier E, Craig A, D'Alessandro U, Dama S, Day N, Denis B, Dhorda M, Diakite M, Djimde A, Dolecek C, Dondorp A, Doumbia S, Drakeley C, Drury E, Duffy P, Echeverry DF, Egwang TG, Enosse SMM, Erko B, Fairhurst RM, Faiz A, Fanello CA, Fleharty M, Forbes M, Fukuda M, Gamboa D, Ghansah A, Golassa L, Goncalves S, Harrison GLA, Healy SA, Hendry JA, Hernandez-Koutoucheva A, Hien TT, Hill CA, Hombhanje F, Hott A, Htut Y, Hussein M, Imwong M, Ishengoma D, Jackson SA, Jacob CG, Jeans J, Johnson KJ, Kamaliddin C, Kamau E, Keatley J, Kochakarn T, Konate DS, Konaté A, Kone A, Kwiatkowski DP, Kyaw MP, Kyle D, Lawniczak M, Lee SK, Lemnge M, Lim P, Lon C, Loua KM, Mandara CI, Marfurt J, Marsh K, Maude RJ, Mayxay M, Maïga-Ascofaré O, Miotto O, Mita T, Mobegi V, Mohamed AO, Mokuolu OA, Montgomery J, Morang'a CM, Mueller I, Murie K, Newton PN, Ngo Duc T, Nguyen T, Nguyen TN, Nguyen Thi Kim T, Nguyen Van H, Noedl H, Nosten F, Noviyanti R, Ntui VN, Nzila A, Ochola-Oyier LI, Ocholla H, Oduro A, Omedo I, Onyamboko MA, Ouedraogo JB, Oyebola K, Oyibo WA, Pearson R, Peshu N, Phyo AP, Plowe CV, Price RN, Pukrittayakamee S, Quang HH, Randrianarivelojosia M, Rayner JC, Ringwald P, Rosanas-Urgell A, Rovira-Vallbona E, Ruano-Rubio V, Ruiz L, Saunders D, Shayo A, Siba P, Simpson VJ, Sissoko MS, Smith C, Su XZ, Sutherland C, Takala-Harrison S, Talman A, Tavul L, Thanh NV, Thathy V, Thu AM, Toure M, Tshefu A, Verra F, Vinetz J, Wellems TE, Wendler J, White NJ, Whitton G, Yavo W, van der Pluijm RW. Pf7: an open dataset of Plasmodium falciparum genome variation in 20,000 worldwide samples. Wellcome Open Res. 2023; 8:22. PMID: 36864926; PMCID: PMC9971654; DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.18681.1;
  8. Mullins K, Canal E, Ouch P, Prasetyo D, Tagoe J, Attram N, Yeboah C, Kumordjie S, Fox A, Letizia AG, Rachlin A, Nguyen HM, Robinson MT, Vongsouvath M, Davong V, Maxay M, Simons MP, Caranci A, Newton PN, Richards AL, Farris CM. Bartonella Species in Cambodia, Ghana, Laos, and Peru: Results from Vector and Serosurveys. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2023 Jan; 23(1):9-17. PMID: 36633562; PMCID: PMC7614129; DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2021.0090;
  9. Young JM, Liddicoat C, van Dijk KJ, Tabernero P, Caillet C, White NJ, Linacre A, Austin JJ, Newton PN. Environmental DNA as an innovative technique to identify the origins of falsified antimalarial tablets-a pilot study of the pharmabiome. Sci Rep. 2022 Dec 20; 12(1):21997. PMID: 36539480; PMCID: PMC9764312; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-25196-0;
  10. Rao AM, Popper SJ, Gupta S, Davong V, Vaidya K, Chanthongthip A, Dittrich S, Robinson MT, Vongsouvath M, Mayxay M, Nawtaisong P, Karmacharya B, Thair SA, Bogoch I, Sweeney TE, Newton PN, Andrews JR, Relman DA, Khatri P. A robust host-response-based signature distinguishes bacterial and viral infections across diverse global populations. Cell Rep Med. 2022 Dec 20; 3(12):100842. PMID: 36543117; PMCID: PMC9797950; DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2022.100842;
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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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