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

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  1. Bharucha T, Ayhan N, Pastorino B, Rattanavong S, Vongsouvath M, Mayxay M, Changthongthip A, Sengvilaipaseuth O, Phonemixay O, Pommier JD, Gorman C, Zitzmann N, Newton PN, de Lamballerie X, Dubot-Pérès A. Immunoglobulin M seroneutralization for improved confirmation of Japanese encephalitis virus infection in a flavivirus-endemic area. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2022 May 18. PMID: 35593182
  2. Uy CE, Mayxay M, Harrison R, Al-Diwani A, Jacobson L, Rattanavong S, Dubot-Pérès A, Vongsouvath M, Davong V, Chansamouth V, Phommasone K, Waters P, Irani SR, Newton PN. Detection and significance of neuronal autoantibodies in patients with meningoencephalitis in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2022 Apr 06. PMID: 35385878
  3. Nawtaisong P, Robinson MT, Khammavong K, Milavong P, Rachlin A, Dittrich S, Dubot-Pérès A, Vongsouvath M, Horwood PF, Dussart P, Theppangna W, Douangngeum B, Fine AE, Pruvot M, Newton PN. Zoonotic Pathogens in Wildlife Traded in Markets for Human Consumption, Laos. Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 04; 28(4):860-864. PMID: 35318932; PMCID: PMC8962878; DOI: 10.3201/eid2804.210249;
  4. Carr OJJ, Vilivong K, Bounvilay L, Dunne EM, Lai JYR, Chan J, Vongsakid M, Changthongthip 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 People's Democratic Republic. J Infect Dis. 2022 Apr 01; 225(7):1266-1273. PMID: 33974708; PMCID: PMC8974848; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiab239;
  5. Zhu L, van der Pluijm RW, Kucharski M, Nayak S, Tripathi J, White NJ, Day NPJ, Faiz A, Phyo AP, Amaratunga C, Lek D, Ashley EA, Nosten F, Smithuis F, Ginsburg H, von Seidlein L, Lin K, Imwong M, Chotivanich K, Mayxay M, Dhorda M, Nguyen HC, Nguyen TNT, Miotto O, Newton PN, Jittamala P, Tripura R, Pukrittayakamee S, Peto TJ, Hien TT, Dondorp AM, Bozdech Z. Artemisinin resistance in the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, originates from its initial transcriptional response. Commun Biol. 2022 03 28; 5(1):274. PMID: 35347215
  6. Masini T, Macé C, Heide L, Hamill H, Hampshire K, Newton PN, Ravinetto R. Out of the boxes, out of the silos: The need of interdisciplinary collaboration to reduce poor-quality medical products in the supply chain. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2022 Mar 17. PMID: 35317978
  7. Tabernero P, Swamidoss I, Mayxay M, Khanthavong M, Phonlavong C, Vilayhong C, Sichanh C, Sengaloundeth S, Green MD, Newton PN. A random survey of the prevalence of falsified and substandard antibiotics in the Lao PDR. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2022 Feb 07. PMID: 35137095
  8. Phommasone K, Xaiyaphet X, Garcia-Rivera JA, Hontz RD, Pathavongsa V, Keomoukda P, Vongsouvath M, Mayxay M, Vongsouvath M, Newton PN, Ashley EA, Dubot-Pérès A. A case-control study of the causes of acute respiratory infection among hospitalized patients in Northeastern Laos. Sci Rep. 2022 01 18; 12(1):939. PMID: 35042900; PMCID: PMC8766494; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-04816-9;
  9. Grillová L, Robinson MT, Chanthongthip A, Vincent AT, Nieves C, Oppelt J, Mariet JF, Lorioux C, Vongsouvath M, Mayxay M, Phonemeexay O, Rattanavong S, Phommasone K, Douangnouvong A, Šmajs D, Veyrier FJ, Newton PN, Picardeau M. Genetic diversity of Leptospira isolates in Lao PDR and genome analysis of an outbreak strain. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 12; 15(12):e0010076. PMID: 34962921; PMCID: PMC8746763; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010076;
  10. Chansamouth V, Mayxay M, Dance DA, Roberts T, Phetsouvanh R, Vannachone B, Vongsouvath M, Davong V, Inthavong P, Khounsy S, Keohavong B, Keoluangkhot V, Choumlivong K, Day NP, Turner P, Ashley EA, van Doorn HR, Newton PN. Antimicrobial use and resistance data in human and animal sectors in the Lao PDR: evidence to inform policy. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 11; 6(12). PMID: 34853032; PMCID: PMC8638151; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-007009;
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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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