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Paul H. Park, MD, MSc
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine Affiliate
Associate Scientist, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Chief Mission Officer at Lifelong: Health for All

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, he has practiced primary care medicine for Indian Health Service in Navajo Nation and, currently, the Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit

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). He earned his MD from Indiana University and his MSc at Duke University and 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.

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).

Outcomes of decentralizing hypertension care from district hospitals to health centers in Rwanda, 2013-2014.
Authors: Authors: Ngoga G, Park PH, Borg R, Bukhman G, Ali E, Munyaneza F, Tapela N, Rusingiza E, Edwards JK, Hedt-Gauthier B.
Public Health Action
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Cluster Randomized Trial to Facilitate Breast Cancer Early Diagnosis in a Rural District of Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: 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.
J Glob Oncol
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Diabetes in humanitarian crises: the Boston Declaration.
Authors: Authors: Kehlenbrink S, Jaacks LM.
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol
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Should they stay or should they go? Who benefits from interfacility transfer to a higher-level trauma center following initial presentation at a lower-level trauma center.
Authors: Authors: Adzemovic T, Murray T, Jenkins P, Ottosen J, Iyegha U, Raghavendran K, Napolitano LM, Hemmila MR, Gipson J, Park P, Tignanelli CJ.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg
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10-Year Heart Failure Outcomes From Nurse-Driven Clinics in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa.
Authors: Authors: Eberly LA, Rusingiza E, Park PH, Ngoga G, Dusabeyezu S, Mutabazi F, Gahamanyi C, Ntaganda E, Kwan GF, Bukhman G.
J Am Coll Cardiol
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Cost of integrated chronic care for severe non-communicable diseases at district hospitals in rural Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: 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.
BMJ Glob Health
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Nurse-Driven Echocardiography and Management of Heart Failure at District Hospitals in Rural Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: 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.
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes
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The "Kickstand Rod" technique for correction of coronal imbalance in patients with adult spinal deformity: theory and technical considerations.
Authors: Authors: Makhni MC, Cerpa M, Lin JD, Park PJ, Lenke LG.
J Spine Surg
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Patient Characteristics, Early Outcomes, and Implementation Lessons of Cervical Cancer Treatment Services in Rural Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: 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.
J Glob Oncol
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Impact of delayed care on surgical management of patients with gastric cancer in a low-resource setting.
Authors: Authors: Martin AN, Silverstein A, Ssebuufu R, Lule J, Mugenzi P, Fehr A, Mpunga T, Shulman LN, Park PH, Costas-Chavarri A.
J Surg Oncol
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