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 Nov 01; 116(11):1032-1042. PMID: 35593182; PMCID: PMC9623734; DOI: 10.1093/trstmh/trac036;
  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 Oct 02; 116(10):959-965. PMID: 35385878; PMCID: PMC9526827; DOI: 10.1093/trstmh/trac023;
  3. Roberts T, Dahal P, Shrestha P, Schilling W, Shrestha R, Ngu R, Huong VTL, van Doorn HR, Phimolsarnnousith V, Miliya T, Crump JA, Bell D, Newton PN, Dittrich S, Hopkins H, Stepniewska K, Guerin PJ, Ashley EA, Turner P. Antimicrobial resistance patterns in bacteria causing febrile illness in Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia: a systematic review of published etiological studies from 1980-2015. Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Sep; 122:612-621. PMID: 35817284
  4. Chansamouth V, Chommanam D, Roberts T, Keomany S, Paphasiri V, Phamisith C, Sengsavang S, Detleuxay K, Phoutsavath P, Bouthavong S, Douangnouvong A, Vongsouvath M, Rattana S, Keohavong B, Day NPJ, Turner P, van Doorn HR, Mayxay M, Ashley EA, Newton PN. Evaluation of trends in hospital antimicrobial use in the Lao PDR using repeated point-prevalence surveys-evidence to improve treatment guideline use. Lancet Reg Health West Pac. 2022 Oct; 27:100531. PMID: 35846979; PMCID: PMC9283659; DOI: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2022.100531;
  5. Pommier JD, Gorman C, Crabol Y, Bleakley K, Sothy H, Santy K, Tran HTT, Nguyen LV, Bunnakea E, Hlaing CS, Aye AMM, Cappelle J, Herrant M, Piola P, Rosset B, Chevalier V, Tarantola A, Channa M, Honnorat J, Pinto AL, Rattanavong S, Vongsouvath M, Mayxay M, Phangmanixay S, Phongsavath K, Tin OS, Kyaw LL, Tin HH, Linn K, Tran TMH, Pérot P, Thuy NTT, Hien N, Phan PH, Buchy P, Dussart P, Laurent D, Eloit M, Dubot-Pérès A, Lortholary O, de Lamballerie X, Newton PN, Lecuit M. Childhood encephalitis in the Greater Mekong region (the SouthEast Asia Encephalitis Project): a multicentre prospective study. Lancet Glob Health. 2022 Jul; 10(7):e989-e1002. PMID: 35714649; PMCID: PMC9210261; DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00174-7;
  6. 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 05 29; 77(6):1770-1778. PMID: 35137095
  7. Adam I, Alam MS, Alemu S, Amaratunga C, Amato R, Andrianaranjaka V, Anstey NM, Aseffa A, Ashley E, Assefa A, Auburn S, Barber BE, Barry A, Batista Pereira D, Cao J, Chau NH, Chotivanich K, Chu C, Dondorp AM, Drury E, Echeverry DF, Erko B, Espino F, Fairhurst R, Faiz A, Fernanda Villegas M, Gao Q, Golassa L, Goncalves S, Grigg MJ, Hamedi Y, Hien TT, Htut Y, Johnson KJ, Karunaweera N, Khan W, Krudsood S, Kwiatkowski DP, Lacerda M, Ley B, Lim P, Liu Y, Llanos-Cuentas A, Lon C, Lopera-Mesa T, Marfurt J, Michon P, Miotto O, Mohammed R, Mueller I, Namaik-Larp C, Newton PN, Nguyen TN, Nosten F, Noviyanti R, Pava Z, Pearson RD, Petros B, Phyo AP, Price RN, Pukrittayakamee S, Rahim AG, Randrianarivelojosia M, Rayner JC, Rumaseb A, Siegel SV, Simpson VJ, Thriemer K, Tobon-Castano A, Trimarsanto H, Urbano Ferreira M, Vélez ID, Wangchuk S, Wellems TE, White NJ, William T, Yasnot MF, Yilma D. An open dataset of Plasmodium vivax genome variation in 1,895 worldwide samples. Wellcome Open Res. 2022; 7:136. PMID: 35651694; PMCID: PMC9127374; DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.17795.1;
  8. 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;
  9. 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;
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC8960834; DOI: 10.1038/s42003-022-03215-0;
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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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