Paul K. Drain, MD, MPH, FACP
Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Assistant Professor
School of Medicine, Public Health
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Drain's clinical research focuses on evaluating rapid diagnostic tests and strategies, including novel point-of-care technologies, for infectious diseases in resource-limited settings. The long-term goal of his research is to improve the diagnosis and treatment for tuberculosis, HIV, and HIV-related opportunistic infections. To achieve these goals, Dr. Drain has been conducting clinical research in eastern Africa since 2003 and in South Africa since 2010, where he has developed strong collaborations with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH), and several clinical sites throughout South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province and Chiang Mai, Thailand. Dr. Drain also collaborates with bioengineering laboratories at the University of Washington, Harvard Medical School, and the University of California on the development and validation new rapid, clinic-based tests for infectious diseases in resource-limited settings.

Education & Training: 
MPH
University of Washington, School of Public Health
Seattle WA
2001
MD
University of Washington, School of Medicine
2007
Resident
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
2008-2010
Clinical and Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
2011-2013
Honors: 
New Investigator Award, University of Washington Center for AIDS Research (CFA
2016
Fellowship, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA
2015
Fogarty Alumni Travel Award, Fogarty International Center, NIH
2013
Merle A. Sande Fellowship in International Infectious Diseases, Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for Clinical Research, Fund for Medical Discovery, Massachusetts General Hospital Executive Committee on Research, Boston, MA
2013
Global Travel Grant, Center of Expertise in Global & Humanitarian Health, Partners Healthcare
2013
Scholar Award, Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Harvard University, Boston, MA
2013
Young Investigator Award, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI
2013
International Travel Fellowship in Support of Global ID Research, Harvard University, MA
2012
David Brudnoy Scholar Award, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2012
Harvard HIV Research Training Grant, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
2012
HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) Travel Award
2012
International Travel Fellowship in Support of Global ID Research, Harvard University, MA
2011
Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellows Program, Fogarty International Center, NIH
2011
Faculty Teaching Award, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2011
Schwartz Scholarship, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2010
Travel Grant, Dean’s Office, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
2009
Velji Emerging Leader in Global Health Award, Global Health Education Consortium
2009
Fellowship, MEDICC (Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba)
2008
Scholarship, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
2008
Associate Award, Northern California Chapter of the American College of Physicians
2008
Ellison Medical Foundation Fellowship in Global Health, Fogarty International Center, NIH
2005
Trainee Support Grant, Center for AIDS Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2004
International Health Opportunities Program Grant, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2003
David E. Rogers Fellowship, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY
2003
Student Subspecialty Research Award, Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA
2003
Puget Sound Partners for Global Health Award, Seattle, WA
2003
Trainee Support Grant, Center for AIDS Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2002