Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Moi Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Kenya
Research Topic: Pulmonary Disease
Dr. Paul will spend his fellowship year at Moi University in Eldoret under the mentorship of Peter Kussin, MD, Nathan Thielman, MD, MPH, Loretta Que, MD, David Murdoch, MD and David Lagat, MD. His research will focus on assessment of obstructive airway disease in Western Kenya.
Dr. Paul completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University, and is currently finishing his final year of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Duke University. He is simultaneously completing a Masters of Science in Global Health from the Duke Global Health Institute. His prior research includes a study validating spirometry pre-diction equations for western Kenya, as well as a domestic study investigating the linkage between HIV and asthma in North Carolina. He will be traveling to Eldoret, Kenya to continue his research in chronic airway disease during his Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. His research interests include chronic airway disease, with a special focus on HIV-associated lung disease. He hopes to develop a career in global health that leverages his interests in clinical research and epidemiology to improve patient care and outcomes for individuals suffering from chronic lung disease.