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. Elliott I, Thangnimitchok N, Chaisiri K, Wangrangsimakul T, Jaiboon P, Day NPJ, Paris DH, Newton PN, Morand S. Orientia tsutsugamushi dynamics in vectors and hosts: ecology and risk factors for foci of scrub typhus transmission in northern Thailand. Parasit Vectors. 2021 Oct 18; 14(1):540. PMID: 34663445; PMCID: PMC8524837; DOI: 10.1186/s13071-021-05042-4;
  2. Saraswati K, Maguire BJ, McLean ARD, Singh-Phulgenda S, Ngu RC, Newton PN, Day NPJ, Guérin PJ. Systematic review of the scrub typhus treatment landscape: Assessing the feasibility of an individual participant-level data (IPD) platform. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Oct; 15(10):e0009858. PMID: 34648517
  3. Luangasanatip N, Khonputsa P, Caillet C, Vickers S, Zambrzycki S, Fernández FM, Newton PN, Lubell Y. Implementation of field detection devices for antimalarial quality screening in Lao PDR-A cost-effectiveness analysis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 09; 15(9):e0009539. PMID: 34591842; PMCID: PMC8483304; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009539;
  4. Zambrzycki SC, Caillet C, Vickers S, Bouza M, Donndelinger DV, Geben LC, Bernier MC, Newton PN, Fernández FM. Laboratory evaluation of twelve portable devices for medicine quality screening. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 09; 15(9):e0009360. PMID: 34591844; PMCID: PMC8483346; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009360;
  5. Caillet C, Vickers S, Zambrzycki S, Fernández FM, Vidhamaly V, Boutsamay K, Boupha P, Peerawaranun P, Mukaka M, Newton PN. A comparative field evaluation of six medicine quality screening devices in Laos. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 09; 15(9):e0009674. PMID: 34591852; PMCID: PMC8483322; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009674;
  6. Caillet C, Vickers S, Vidhamaly V, Boutsamay K, Boupha P, Zambrzycki S, Luangasanatip N, Lubell Y, Fernández FM, Newton PN. Evaluation of portable devices for medicine quality screening: Lessons learnt, recommendations for implementation, and future priorities. PLoS Med. 2021 09; 18(9):e1003747. PMID: 34591861; PMCID: PMC8483386; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003747;
  7. Caillet C, Vickers S, Zambrzycki S, Luangasanatip N, Vidhamaly V, Boutsamay K, Boupha P, Lubell Y, Fernández FM, Newton PN. Multiphase evaluation of portable medicines quality screening devices. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 09; 15(9):e0009287. PMID: 34591864; PMCID: PMC8483331; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009287;
  8. Imwong M, Suwannasin K, Srisutham S, Vongpromek R, Promnarate C, Saejeng A, Phyo AP, Proux S, Pongvongsa T, Chea N, Miotto O, Tripura R, Nguyen Hoang C, Dysoley L, Ho Dang Trung N, Peto TJ, Callery JJ, van der Pluijm RW, Amaratunga C, Mukaka M, von Seidlein L, Mayxay M, Thuy-Nhien NT, Newton PN, Day NPJ, Ashley EA, Nosten FH, Smithuis FM, Dhorda M, White NJ, Dondorp AM. Evolution of Multidrug Resistance in Plasmodium falciparum: a Longitudinal Study of Genetic Resistance Markers in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Nov 17; 65(12):e0112121. PMID: 34516247
  9. Do NT, Bellingham K, Newton PN, Caillet C. The quality of medical products for cardiovascular diseases: a gap in global cardiac care. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 09; 6(9). PMID: 34521627; PMCID: PMC8442059; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006523;
  10. Mukaka M, Peerawaranun P, Parker DM, Kajeechiwa L, Nosten FH, Nguyen TN, Hien TT, Tripura R, Peto TJ, Phommasone K, Mayxay M, Newton PN, Imwong M, Day NPJ, Dondorp AM, White NJ, von Seidlein L. Clustering of malaria in households in the Greater Mekong Subregion: operational implications for reactive case detection. Malar J. 2021 Aug 26; 20(1):351. PMID: 34446009; PMCID: PMC8393740; DOI: 10.1186/s12936-021-03879-9;
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