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Paul Park, M.D.


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
Indiana University School of Medicine Early Career Achievement Alumni Award

Paul H. Park, MD, MSc is the Director of Implementation for NCD Synergies at Partners In Health 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. Since 2016, Dr. Park has practiced primary care medicine for Indian Health Service in Navajo Nation and, currently, the Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit.

Dr. Park’s research interests focus on implementation science surrounding novel, rural care delivery piloting and scale-up of diabetes and other chronic diseases in resource-poor settings. Specifically, he is focusing on the implementation outcomes of the piloting and scaling of an integrated outpatient approach for severe NCDs at first-level hospitals. In addition, he is focusing on the implementation and evaluation of e-health tools and CHW initiatives for both monitoring and care delivery purposes in the community setting. Dr. Park previously completed fellowships with Fogarty International Center and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Dr. Park previously worked at Partners In Health – Rwanda as the Community Health Implementation Specialist, and later as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Chronic Disease. He also provided clinical care and education at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence as well as Rwinkwavu District Hospital. Before beginning his four years 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.

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 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. Chen JT, Roberts R, Fazzari MJ, Kashani K, Qadir N, Cairns CB, Mathews K, Park P, Khan A, Gilmore JF, Brown ART, Tsuei B, Handzel M, Lee Chang A, Duggal A, Lanspa M, Herbert JT, Martinez A, Tonna J, Ammar MA, Hammond D, Nazer LH, Heavner M, Pender E, Chambers L, Kenes MT, Kaufman D, Downey A, Brown B, Chaykosky D, Wolff A, Smith M, Nault K, Sevransky J, Gong MN. Variation in Fluid and Vasopressor Use in Shock With and Without Physiologic Assessment: A Multicenter Observational Study. Crit Care Med. 2020 10; 48(10):1436-1444. PMID: 32618697.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Kehlenbrink S, Jaacks LM. Diabetes in humanitarian crises: the Boston Declaration. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2019 08; 7(8):590-592. PMID: 31178312.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
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  9. 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.
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  10. 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.
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  11. 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.
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  12. 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.
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  13. 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.
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  14. 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.
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  15. 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.
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  16. 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.
  17. 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.
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  18. 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.
  19. 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: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. 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.
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  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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  23. 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: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. 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.
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  25. 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: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. 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.
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  27. 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.
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  28. 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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  29. 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: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. 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.
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  31. 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: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  32. 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: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  33. 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.
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  34. 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
  35. 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.
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