Paul Drain

Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Global Health
Associate Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.



MD Medicine (MD), University of Washington, 2007
MPH Epidemiology and International Health, University of Washington, 2001
BA Microbiology, Miami University (Ohio), 1996



Box 359927
325 Ninth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Research Interests

  • Infectious diseases
  • Improve the diagnosis and treatment for tuberculosis, HIV, and HIV-related opportunistic infections

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Current state of commercial point-of-care nucleic acid tests for infectious diseases.
(2021 Apr 21)
Analyst 146(8): 2449-2462
Zhang JY, Bender AT, Boyle DS, Drain PK, Posner JD

Pilot evaluation of an enzymatic assay for rapid measurement of antiretroviral drug concentrations.
(2021 Apr 15)
Virol J 18(1): 77
Olanrewaju AO, Sullivan BP, Bardon AR, Lo TJ, Cressey TR, Posner JD, Drain PK

Diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis using sequence-specific purification of urine cell-free DNA.
(2021 Mar 31)
J Clin Microbiol
Oreskovic A, Panpradist N, Marangu D, Ngwane MW, Magcaba ZP, Ngcobo S, Ngcobo Z, Horne DJ, Wilson DPK, Shapiro AE, Drain PK, Lutz BR

A Rapid, High-Sensitivity SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Immunoassay to Aid Diagnosis of Acute COVID-19 at the Point of Care: A Clinical Performance Study.
(2021 Feb 24)
Infect Dis Ther
Drain PK, Ampajwala M, Chappel C, Gvozden AB, Hoppers M, Wang M, Rosen R, Young S, Zissman E, Montano M

Protocol for a randomised feasibility study of Point-Of-care HIV viral load testing to Enhance Re-suppression in South Africa: the POwER study.
(2021 Feb 16)
BMJ Open 11(2): e045373
Dorward J, Sookrajh Y, Ngobese H, Lessells R, Sayed F, Bulo E, Moodley P, Samsunder N, Lewis L, Tonkin-Crine S, Drain PK, Hayward G, Butler CC, Garrett N

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