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Paul Park, M.D.

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Biography
Indiana University, BloomingtonBS06/2004Chemistry
Indiana University School of Medicine, IndianapolisMD06/2009
Duke University, Durham06/2013Internal Medicine and Global Health
Duke University, DurhamM.Sc. Global Health12/2013
Oklahoma State UniversityMBA08/2022Nonprofit Management
2017
Indiana University School of Medicine Early Career Achievement Alumni Award

Overview
Paul H. Park, MD, MSc is the Chief Mission Officer at Lifelong: Health for All and holds appointments in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda.

Dr. Park’s research to date has focused on implementation science surrounding novel, rural care delivery piloting and scale-up for diabetes, cancer, and other chronic diseases in resource-poor settings. In addition, he has focused on the implementation and evaluation of e-health tools and CHW initiatives for both monitoring and care delivery purposes in the community setting. His current research interests include evaluating novel social interventions addressing the social determinants of health among vulnerable patient populations facing chronic disease in western Washington. Dr. Park previously completed NIH fellowships with Fogarty International Center and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Dr. Park previously worked at Partners In Health for four years in Rwanda as a clinician, Community Health Implementation Specialist, and later as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Chronic Disease. He then served as the Director of Implementation for the NCD Synergies project supporting the implementation and evaluation of PEN-Plus, a novel outpatient care delivery model for non-communicable diseases, in Rwanda, Haiti, Malawi, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.Before beginning his experience in Rwanda, Dr. Park worked on implementation research surrounding community-based models of delivery in both diabetes mellitus and MDR-TB for two years with AMPATH in Eldoret, Kenya.

In addition to clinical work in East Africa, Dr. Park practiced primary care internal medicine for the Indian Health Service in Navajo Nation and the Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit for five years. Dr. Park is the founder of the Timmy Global Health – Pop-Wuj NGO-based partnership in Xela, Guatemala and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM). Dr. Park earned his MD from Indiana University and his MSc in Global Health at Duke University. He completed a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Global Health at Duke University. Dr. Park currently serves as the President of the Indiana University Asian Alumni Association.

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  1. Park PH, Shyirambere C, Kateera F, Gupta N, Rusangwa C, Mukherjee J, Coutinho A, Lehmann L, Buswell L, Shulman LN, Mubiligi JM, Uwinkindi F, Hirschhorn LR. Implementing Cancer Care in Rwanda: Capacity Building for Treatment and Scale-Up. Sustainability. 2021; 13(13):7216.
  2. Niyonsenga SP, Park PH, Ngoga G, Ntaganda E, Kateera F, Gupta N, Rwagasore E, Rwunganira S, Munyarugo A, Mutumbira C, Dusabayezu S, Eagan A, Boudreaux C, Noble C, Muhimpundu MA, Ndayisaba FG, Nsanzimana S, Bukhman G, Uwinkindi F. Implementation outcomes of national decentralization of integrated outpatient services for severe non-communicable diseases to district hospitals in Rwanda. Trop Med Int Health. 2021 08; 26(8):953-961. PMID: 33892521.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Nyirandagijimana B, Nshimyiryo A, Mukasakindi H, Odhiambo J, Uwimana E, Mukamurenzi V, Bienvenu R, Ndikubwimana JS, Uwamaliya C, Kundu P, Park PH, Mpunga T, Raviola GJ, Kateera F, Rusangwa C, Smith SL. Decentralized, primary-care delivered epilepsy services in Burera District, Rwanda: Service use, feasibility, and treatment. eNeurologicalSci. 2021 Mar; 22:100296. PMID: 33319078.
    Citations:    
  4. Noble C, Adler A, Park PH, Bavuma C, Worster D, Bukhman G. Chronic care service delivery models for people living with type 1 diabetes in low- and lower-middle income countries: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evid Synth. 2020 11; 18(11):2363-2372. PMID: 32813449.
    Citations:    Translation:Humans
  5. Coates MM, Kintu A, Gupta N, Wroe EB, Adler AJ, Kwan GF, Park PH, Rajbhandari R, Byrne AL, Casey DC, Bukhman G. Burden of non-communicable diseases from infectious causes in 2017: a modelling study. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 12; 8(12):e1489-e1498. PMID: 33098769.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Gupta N, Coates MM, Bekele A, Dupuy R, Fénelon DL, Gage AD, Getachew T, Karmacharya BM, Kwan GF, Lulebo AM, Masiye JK, Mayige MT, Ndour Mbaye M, Mridha MK, Park PH, Dagnaw WW, Wroe EB, Bukhman G. Availability of equipment and medications for non-communicable diseases and injuries at public first-referral level hospitals: a cross-sectional analysis of service provision assessments in eight low-income countries. BMJ Open. 2020 10 10; 10(10):e038842. PMID: 33040014.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Mukundiyukuri JP, Irakiza JJ, Nyirahabimana N, Ng'ang'a L, Park PH, Ngoga G, El-Khatib Z, Nditunze L, Dusengeyezu E, Rusangwa C, Mpunga T, Mubiligi J, Hedt-Gauthier B. Availability, Costs and Stock-Outs of Essential NCD Drugs in Three Rural Rwandan Districts. Ann Glob Health. 2020 09 25; 86(1):123. PMID: 33024709.
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  8. Habinshuti P, Hagenimana M, Nguyen C, Park PH, Mpunga T, Shulman LN, Fehr A, Rukundo G, Bigirimana JB, Teeple S, Kigonya C, Ndayisaba GF, Uwinkindi F, Randall T, Miller AC. Factors Associated with Loss to Follow-up among Cervical Cancer Patients in Rwanda. Ann Glob Health. 2020 09 14; 86(1):117. PMID: 32983913.
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  9. Ng'ang'a L, Ngoga G, Dusabeyezu S, Hedt-Gauthier BL, Ngamije P, Habiyaremye M, Harerimana E, Ndayisaba G, Rusangwa C, Niyonsenga SP, Bavuma CM, Bukhman G, Adler AJ, Kateera F, Park PH. Implementation of blood glucose self-monitoring among insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes in three rural districts in Rwanda: 6 months open randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2020 07 27; 10(7):e036202. PMID: 32718924.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  10. DeBoer RJ, Shyirambere C, Driscoll CD, Butera Y, Paciorek A, Ruhangaza D, Fadelu TA, Umwizerwa A, Bigirimana JB, Muhayimana C, Nguyen C, Park PH, Mpunga T, Lehmann L, Shulman LN. Treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma With ABVD Chemotherapy in Rural Rwanda: A Model for Cancer Care Delivery Implementation. JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 07; 6:1093-1102. PMID: 32678711.
    Citations: 1     Translation:HumansCells
  11. Rutayisire R, Mutabazi F, Bayingana A, Miller AC, Gupta N, Ngoga G, Ngabireyimana E, Borg R, Rusingiza E, Bavuma C, Bigirimana B, Nkikabahizi F, Muhimpundu MA, Bukhman G, Park PH. Integration of Chronic Oncology Services in Noncommunicable Disease Clinic in Rural Rwanda. Ann Glob Health. 2020 03 23; 86(1):33. PMID: 32257833.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Ngoga G, Park PH, Borg R, Bukhman G, Ali E, Munyaneza F, Tapela N, Rusingiza E, Edwards JK, Hedt-Gauthier B. Outcomes of decentralizing hypertension care from district hospitals to health centers in Rwanda, 2013-2014. Public Health Action. 2019 Dec 21; 9(4):142-147. PMID: 32042605.
    Citations: 1     
  13. Pace LE, Dusengimana JMV, Shulman LN, Schleimer LE, Shyirambere C, Rusangwa C, Muvugabigwi G, Park PH, Huang C, Bigirimana JB, Hategekimana V, Rugema V, Umwizerwa A, Keating NL, Mpunga T. Cluster Randomized Trial to Facilitate Breast Cancer Early Diagnosis in a Rural District of Rwanda. J Glob Oncol. 2019 11; 5:1-13. PMID: 31774713.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Eberly LA, Rusangwa C, Ng'ang'a L, Neal CC, Mukundiyukuri JP, Mpanusingo E, Mungunga JC, Habineza H, Anderson T, Ngoga G, Dusabeyezu S, Kwan G, Bavuma C, Rusingiza E, Mutabazi F, Mucumbitsi J, Gahamanyi C, Mutumbira C, Park PH, Mpunga T, Bukhman G. Cost of integrated chronic care for severe non-communicable diseases at district hospitals in rural Rwanda. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(3):e001449. PMID: 31321086.
    Citations: 7     
  15. Kehlenbrink S, Jaacks LM. Diabetes in humanitarian crises: the Boston Declaration. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2019 08; 7(8):590-592. PMID: 31178312.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Eberly LA, Rusingiza E, Park PH, Ngoga G, Dusabeyezu S, Mutabazi F, Gahamanyi C, Ntaganda E, Kwan GF, Bukhman G. 10-Year Heart Failure Outcomes From Nurse-Driven Clinics in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 03 05; 73(8):977-980. PMID: 30819366.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Park PH, Davey S, Fehr AE, Butonzi J, Shyirambere C, Hategekimana V, Bigirimana JB, Borg R, Uwizeye R, Tapela N, Shulman LN, Randall T, Mpanumusingo E, Mpunga T. Patient Characteristics, Early Outcomes, and Implementation Lessons of Cervical Cancer Treatment Services in Rural Rwanda. J Glob Oncol. 2018 12; 4:1-11. PMID: 30582433.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Eberly LA, Rusingiza E, Park PH, Ngoga G, Dusabeyezu S, Mutabazi F, Harerimana E, Mucumbitsi J, Nyembo PF, Borg R, Gahamanyi C, Mutumbira C, Ntaganda E, Rusangwa C, Kwan GF, Bukhman G. Nurse-Driven Echocardiography and Management of Heart Failure at District Hospitals in Rural Rwanda. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 12; 11(12):e004881. PMID: 30562070.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Neal C, Rusangwa C, Borg R, Mugunga JC, Kennell-Heiling S, Shyirambere C, Pritchett N, Muhayimana C, Ntakirutimana E, Tapela N, Park PH, Shulman LN, Mpunga T. Cost of Treating Pediatric Cancer at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda. J Glob Oncol. 2018 11; 4:1-7. PMID: 30433841.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Martin AN, Silverstein A, Ssebuufu R, Lule J, Mugenzi P, Fehr A, Mpunga T, Shulman LN, Park PH, Costas-Chavarri A. Impact of delayed care on surgical management of patients with gastric cancer in a low-resource setting. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Dec; 118(8):1237-1242. PMID: 30380140.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  21. Eberly LA, Rusingiza E, Park PH, Ngoga G, Dusabeyezu S, Mutabazi F, Harerimana E, Mucumbitsi J, Nyembo PF, Borg R, Gahamanyi C, Mutumbira C, Ntaganda E, Rusangwa C, Kwan GF, Bukhman G. Understanding the Etiology of Heart Failure Among the Rural Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa: A 10-Year Experience From District Hospitals in Rwanda. J Card Fail. 2018 Dec; 24(12):849-853. PMID: 30312764.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Hanappe M, Nicholson LT, Elmore SNC, Fehr AE, Bigirimana JB, Borg RC, Butonzi J, Shyirambere C, Mpanumusingo E, Benewe MO, Kanyike DM, Triedman S, Shulman LN, Rusangwa C, Park PH. International Radiotherapy Referrals From Rural Rwanda: Implementation Processes and Early Clinical Outcomes. J Glob Oncol. 2018 10; 4:1-12. PMID: 30321096.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Pace LE, Dusengimana JV, Keating NL, Hategekimana V, Rugema V, Bigirimana JB, Costas-Chavarri A, Umwizera A, Park PH, Shulman LN, Mpunga T. Impact of Breast Cancer Early Detection Training on Rwandan Health Workers' Knowledge and Skills. J Glob Oncol. 2018 09; 4:1-10. PMID: 30241228.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Njuguna B, Vorkoper S, Patel P, Reid MJA, Vedanthan R, Pfaff C, Park PH, Fischer L, Laktabai J, Pastakia SD. Models of integration of HIV and noncommunicable disease care in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons learned and evidence gaps. AIDS. 2018 07 01; 32 Suppl 1:S33-S42. PMID: 29952788.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Tuyishime E, Park PH, Rouleau D, Livingston P, Banguti PR, Wong R. Implementing the World Health Organization safe childbirth checklist in a district Hospital in Rwanda: a pre- and post-intervention study. Matern Health Neonatol Perinatol. 2018; 4:7. PMID: 29632699.
    Citations: 9     
  26. Park PH, Pastakia SD. Access to Hemoglobin A1c in Rural Africa: A Difficult Reality with Severe Consequences. J Diabetes Res. 2018; 2018:6093595. PMID: 29682580.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Kachimanga C, Park PH, Lado M. An approach to developing a non-communicable disease model of care in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research. 2018; 10(2):58-61.
  28. Ndayisaba A, Harerimana E, Borg R, Miller AC, Kirk CM, Hann K, Hirschhorn LR, Manzi A, Ngoga G, Dusabeyezu S, Mutumbira C, Mpunga T, Ngamije P, Nkikabahizi F, Mubiligi J, Niyonsenga SP, Bavuma C, Park PH. A Clinical Mentorship and Quality Improvement Program to Support Health Center Nurses Manage Type 2 Diabetes in Rural Rwanda. J Diabetes Res. 2017; 2017:2657820. PMID: 29362719.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Muvugabigwi G, Nshimiyimana I, Greenberg L, Hakizimana E, Ruhangaza D, Benewe O, Bhai K, Pepoon JR, Fehr AE, Park PH, Butonzi J, Shyirambere C, Manirakiza A, Rusangwa C, Milner D, Mpunga T, Shulman LN. Decreasing Histology Turnaround Time Through Stepwise Innovation and Capacity Building in Rwanda. J Glob Oncol. 2018 09; 4:1-6. PMID: 30241136.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Nyirandagijimana B, Edwards JK, Venables E, Ali E, Rusangwa C, Mukasakindi H, Borg R, Fabien M, Tharcisse M, Nshimyiryo A, Park PH, Raviola GJ, Smith SL. Closing the gap: decentralising mental health care to primary care centres in one rural district of Rwanda. Public Health Action. 2017 Sep 21; 7(3):231-236. PMID: 29201658.
    Citations: 4     
  31. Krakauer EL, Muhimpundu MA, Mukasahaha D, Tayari JC, Ntizimira C, Uhagaze B, Mugwaneza T, Ruzima A, Mpanumusingo E, Gasana M, Karamuka V, Nkurikiyimfura JL, Park P, Barebwanuwe P, Tapela N, Elmore SN, Bukhman G, Leng M, Grant L, Binagwaho A, Sezibera R. Palliative Care in Rwanda: Aiming for Universal Access. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 02; 55(2S):S77-S80. PMID: 28803090.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Rubagumya F, Greenberg L, Manirakiza A, DeBoer R, Park PH, Mpunga T, Shulman LN. Increasing global access to cancer care: models of care with non-oncologists as primary providers. Lancet Oncol. 2017 08; 18(8):1000-1002. PMID: 28759361.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Neal C, Rusangwa C, Borg R, Tapela N, Mugunga JC, Pritchett N, Shyirambere C, Ntakirutimana E, Park PH, Shulman LN, Mpunga T. Cost of Providing Quality Cancer Care at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda. J Glob Oncol. 2018 09; 4:1-7. PMID: 30241219.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Atun R, Davies JI, Gale EAM, Bärnighausen T, Beran D, Kengne AP, Levitt NS, Mangugu FW, Nyirenda MJ, Ogle GD, Ramaiya K, Sewankambo NK, Sobngwi E, Tesfaye S, Yudkin JS, Basu S, Bommer C, Heesemann E, Manne-Goehler J, Postolovska I, Sagalova V, Vollmer S, Abbas ZG, Ammon B, Angamo MT, Annamreddi A, Awasthi A, Besançon S, Bhadriraju S, Binagwaho A, Burgess PI, Burton MJ, Chai J, Chilunga FP, Chipendo P, Conn A, Joel DR, Eagan AW, Gishoma C, Ho J, Jong S, Kakarmath SS, Khan Y, Kharel R, Kyle MA, Lee SC, Lichtman A, Malm CP, Mbaye MN, Muhimpundu MA, Mwagomba BM, Mwangi KJ, Nair M, Niyonsenga SP, Njuguna B, Okafor OLO, Okunade O, Park PH, Pastakia SD, Pekny C, Reja A, Rotimi CN, Rwunganira S, Sando D, Sarriera G, Sharma A, Sidibe A, Siraj ES, Syed AS, Van Acker K, Werfalli M. Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa: from clinical care to health policy. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017 08; 5(8):622-667. PMID: 28688818.
    Citations: 76     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Nzayisenga I, Segal R, Pritchett N, Xu MJ, Park PH, Mpanumusingo EV, Umuhizi DG, Goldstein DP, Berkowitz RS, Hategekimana V, Muhayimana C, Rubagumya F, Fadelu T, Tapela N, Mpunga T, Ghebre RG. Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia Treatment at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda. J Glob Oncol. 2016 Dec; 2(6):365-374. PMID: 28717722.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  36. Park PH, Chege P, Hagedorn IC, Kwena A, Bloomfield GS, Pastakia SD. Assessing the accuracy of a point-of-care analyzer for hyperlipidaemia in western Kenya. Trop Med Int Health. 2016 Mar; 21(3):437-44. PMID: 26663749.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Kishore SP, Belt R, Park PH. Noncommunicable Diseases: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Nov; 34(11):2004. PMID: 26526266.
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  38. Kishore SP, Kolappa K, Jarvis JD, Park PH, Belt R, Balasubramaniam T, Kiddell-Monroe R. Overcoming Obstacles To Enable Access To Medicines For Noncommunicable Diseases In Poor Countries. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Sep; 34(9):1569-77. PMID: 26355060.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Park PH, Wambui CK, Atieno S, Egger JR, Misoi L, Nyabundi JS, Pastakia SD, Bloomfield GS, Kamano JH. Improving Diabetes Management and Cardiovascular Risk Factors Through Peer-Led Self-management Support Groups in Western Kenya. Diabetes Care. 2015 Aug; 38(8):e110-1. PMID: 26207058.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    
  40. Park PH, Holland DP, Wade A, Goswami ND, Bissette D, Stout JE. Public health costs for tuberculosis suspects in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Jun; 17(6):759-63. PMID: 23676158.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  41. Goswami ND, Hecker EJ, Vickery C, Ahearn MA, Cox GM, Holland DP, Naggie S, Piedrahita C, Mosher A, Torres Y, Norton BL, Suchindran S, Park PH, Turner D, Stout JE. Geographic information system-based screening for TB, HIV, and syphilis (GIS-THIS): a cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e46029. PMID: 23056227.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  42. Oyieng'o D, Park P, Gardner A, Kisang G, Diero L, Sitienei J, Carter J. Community-based treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: early experience and results from Western Kenya. Public Health Action. 2012 Jun 21; 2(2):38-42. PMID: 26392946.
    Citations: 8     
  43. Park PH, Magut C, Gardner A, O'yiengo DO, Kamle L, Langat BK, Buziba NG, Carter EJ. Increasing access to the MDR-TB surveillance programme through a collaborative model in western Kenya. Trop Med Int Health. 2012 Mar; 17(3):374-9. PMID: 22141433.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  44. Kishore SP, Siegel KR, Ahmad A, Aitsi-Selmi AA, Ali MK, Baker P, Basu S, Bitton A, Bloomfield GS, Bukhman G, Emery E, Feigl AB, Grepin K, Huffman MD, Kajana K, Khandelwal S, Kolappa K, Liu C, Lokhandwala N, Marwah V, Mwatsama M, Novak N, Nundy S, Park PH, Perez CP, Price MR, Rapkin N, Rice H, Seligman B, Shah S, Silva Jd, Sridhar D, Stuckler D, Vedanthan R, Zaman J. Youth manifesto on non-communicable diseases. Glob Heart. 2011 Dec; 6(4):201-10. PMID: 25691046.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
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