Paul K. Drain

Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Global Health



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
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Paul Drain’s research group focuses on development, evaluation and implementation of diagnostic testing and clinic-based screening, including novel point-of-care technologies, to improve clinical care and patient-centered outcomes for tuberculosis and HIV in resource-limited settings. He is the Director of Clinical and Translational Research at the International Center for Clinical Research (ICRC) and the Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Core within the Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (SEA-TRAC) at the University of Washington. He currently teaches “Global Population Health” in the School of Public Health, and teaches “Clinical Global Health and Social Medicine” for medical students. He research has been supported by several institutes of the National Institutes of Health, the Infectious Disease Society of America, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Defense, the NIH Center for AIDS Research, as well as several corporations. He has authored several global health books and received awards from the Global Health Education Consortium, the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a Faculty Teaching Award from Harvard Medical School. Paul completed his medicine training at Stanford University and his infectious disease training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Research Interests

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

Research Group Website

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Current approaches for diagnosis of subclinical pulmonary tuberculosis, clinical implications and future perspectives: a scoping review.
(2024 Jul)
Expert Rev Clin Immunol 20(7): 715-726
Mahmoudi S, García MJ, Drain PK

Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Outcomes Among Women Living with HIV in Durban, South Africa.
(2024 Jun 13)
AIDS Behav
Ojeaburu SO, Dorward J, Violette LR, Gibbs A, Shozi H, Sookrajh Y, Mhlongo T, Ngobese H, Garrett N, Drain PK

Another Step Closer to Genomic-informed Therapeutic Dosing for Tuberculosis Drugs.
(2024 Jun 15)
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 209(12): 1427-1428
Drain PK

Viremia and HIV Drug Resistance Among People Receiving Dolutegravir Versus Efavirenz-Based First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy.
(2024 Apr 15)
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 95(5): e8-e11
Dorward J, Sookrajh Y, Lessells R, Bulo E, Bodley N, Singh L, Moodley P, Samsunder N, Drain PK, Hayward G, Butler CC, Garrett N

Early HIV viral suppression associated with subsequent 12-month treatment success among people living with HIV in South Africa.
(2024 Jun)
HIV Med 25(6): 759-765
Violette LR, Thomas KK, Dorward J, Quame-Amaglo J, Garrett N, Drain PK

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