Dr Kishor Kumar Paul
Research Associate

Dr Kishor Kumar Paul

MBBS, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

MPH (Epidemiology), National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka, Bangladesh

PhD (Epidemiology), Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Population Health, UNSW. I am trained in Medicine, Epidemiology, and Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases in Bangladesh and Australia. The aim of my research is to inform policy decisions to control infectious diseases and improve population health. I use routinely collected surveillance data, administrative health data, and modeling techniques to better understand the transmission of infectious diseases. I have extensive experience in crafting and executing epidemiological and mathematical modeling studies, primarily aimed to unraveling the dynamics of diseases such as tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, cholera, and diseases caused by arboviruses (dengue, Japanese encephalitis, and chikungunya fever).

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Biswas S; Uddin MKM; Paul KK; Ather MF; Ahmed S; Nasrin R; Kabir S; Heysell SK; Banu S, 2022, 'Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra assay for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in people with negative conventional Xpert MTB/RIF but chest imaging suggestive of tuberculosis in Dhaka, Bangladesh', International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 114, pp. 244 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2021.11.010
    Journal articles | 2022
    Qin ZZ; Barrett R; Ahmed S; Sarker MS; Paul K; Adel ASS; Banu S; Creswell J, 2022, 'Comparing different versions of computer-aided detection products when reading chest X-rays for tuberculosis.', PLOS Digit Health, 1, pp. e0000067, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pdig.0000067
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alkabab YMA; Biswas S; Ahmed S; Paul K; Nagajyothi J; Banu S; Heysell S, 2021, 'Differentiating transient from persistent diabetic range hyperglycemia in a cohort of people completing tuberculosis treatment in Dhaka, Bangladesh', PLoS ONE, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260389
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kabir S; Rahman SMM; Ahmed S; Islam MS; Banu RS; Shewade HD; Thekkur P; Anwar S; Banu NA; Nasrin R; Uddin MKM; Choudhury S; Ahmed S; Paul KK; Khatun R; Chisti MJ; Banu S, 2021, 'Xpert Ultra Assay on Stool to Diagnose Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Children', Clinical Infectious Diseases, 73, pp. 226 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa583
    Journal articles | 2021
    Paul KK; Macadam I; Green D; Regan DG; Gray RT, 2021, 'Dengue transmission risk in a changing climate: Bangladesh is likely to experience a longer dengue fever season in the future', Environmental Research Letters, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac2b60
    Journal articles | 2021
    Qin ZZ; Ahmed S; Sarker MS; Paul K; Adel ASS; Naheyan T; Barrett R; Banu S; Creswell J, 2021, 'Tuberculosis detection from chest x-rays for triaging in a high tuberculosis-burden setting: an evaluation of five artificial intelligence algorithms', The Lancet Digital Health, 3, pp. e543 - e554, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2589-7500(21)00116-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Al-Amin HM; Johora FT; Irish S; Hossainey MRH; Vizcaino L; Paul KK; Khan W; Haque R; Alam MS; Lenhart A, 2020, 'Insecticide resistance status of Aedes aegypti in Bangladesh', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.31.231076
    Journal articles | 2020
    Al-Amin HM; Johora FT; Irish SR; Hossainey MRH; Vizcaino L; Paul KK; Khan WA; Haque R; Alam MS; Lenhart A, 2020, 'Insecticide resistance status of Aedes aegypti in Bangladesh', Parasites and Vectors, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04503-6
    Journal articles | 2020
    Azman AS; Lauer SA; Bhuiyan TR; Luquero FJ; Leung DT; Hegde ST; Harris JB; Paul KK; Khaton F; Ferdous J; Lessler J; Salje H; Qadri F; Gurley ES, 2020, 'Vibrio cholerae O1 transmission in Bangladesh: insights from a nationally representative serosurvey.', The Lancet. Microbe, 1, pp. e336 - e343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s2666-5247(20)30141-5
    Journal articles | 2020
    Azman AS; Lauer SA; Bhuiyan TR; Luquero FJ; Leung DT; Hegde ST; Harris JB; Paul KK; Khaton F; Ferdous J; Lessler J; Salje H; Qadri F; Gurley ES, 2020, 'Vibrio cholerae O1 transmission in Bangladesh: insights from a nationally representative serosurvey', The Lancet Microbe, 1, pp. e336 - e343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2666-5247(20)30141-5
    Journal articles | 2020
    Banu S; Haque F; Ahmed S; Sultana S; Rahman MM; Khatun R; Paul KK; Kabir S; Rahman SMM; Banu RS; Islam MS; Ross AG; Clemens JD; Stevens R; Creswell J, 2020, 'Social Enterprise Model (SEM) for private sector tuberculosis screening and care in Bangladesh', PLoS ONE, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241437
    Journal articles | 2020
    Paul KK; Alkabab YMA; Rahman MM; Ahmed S; Amin MJ; Hossain MD; Heysell SK; Banu S, 2020, 'A public-private model to scale up diabetes mellitus screening among people accessing tuberculosis diagnostics in Dhaka, Bangladesh', International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 92, pp. 56 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.01.001
    Journal articles | 2020
    Paul KK; Salje H; Rahman MW; Rahman M; Gurley ES, 2020, 'Comparing insights from clinic-based versus community-based outbreak investigations: a case study of chikungunya in Bangladesh', International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 97, pp. 306 - 312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.05.111
    Journal articles | 2020
    Paul KK; Sazzad HMS; Rahman M; Sultana S; Hossain MJ; Ledermann JP; Burns P; Friedman MS; Flora MS; Fischer M; Hills S; Luby SP; Gurley ES, 2020, 'Hospital-based surveillance for Japanese encephalitis in Bangladesh, 2007–2016: Implications for introduction of immunization', International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 99, pp. 69 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.07.026
    Journal articles | 2020
    Paul RC; Nazneen A; Banik KC; Sumon SA; Paul KK; Akramid A; Uzzaman MS; Iqbal T; Tejada-Strop A; Kamili S; Luby SP; Gidding HF; Hayen A; Gurley ES, 2020, 'Hepatitis e as a cause of adult hospitalization in Bangladesh: Results from an acute jaundice surveillance study in six tertiary hospitals, 2014-2017', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 14, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007586
    Journal articles | 2020
    Qin ZZ; Ahmed S; Sarker MS; Paul K; Adel ASS; Naheyan T; Barrett R; Banu S; Creswell J, 2020, 'Can artificial intelligence (AI) be used to accurately detect tuberculosis (TB) from chest X-rays? An evaluation of five AI products for TB screening and triaging in a high TB burden setting', , http://arxiv.org/abs/2006.05509v3
    Journal articles | 2019
    Paul R; Nazneen A; Banik K; Sumon SA; Paul K; Akram A; Uzzaman S; Iqbal T; Tejada-Strop A; Kamili S; Luby S; Gidding H; Hayen A; Gurley E, 2019, 'Hepatitis E as a cause of adult hospitalization in Bangladesh: Results from an acute jaundice surveillance study in six tertiary hospitals, 2014-2017', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/688721
    Journal articles | 2019
    Salje H; Paul KK; Paul R; Rodriguez-Barraquer I; Rahman Z; Alam MS; Rahman M; Al-Amin HM; Heffelfinger J; Gurley E, 2019, 'Nationally-representative serostudy of dengue in Bangladesh allows generalizable disease burden estimates', eLife, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.42869
    Journal articles | 2018
    Paul KK; Dhar-Chowdhury P; Emdad Haque C; Al-Amin HM; Goswami DR; Heel Kafi MA; Drebot MA; Robbin Lindsay L; Ahsan GU; Abdullah Brooks W, 2018, 'Risk factors for the presence of dengue vector mosquitoes, and determinants of their prevalence and larval site selection in Dhaka, Bangladesh', PLoS ONE, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199457
    Journal articles | 2018
    Paul RC; Gidding HF; Nazneen A; Banik KC; Sumon SA; Paul KK; Luby SP; Gurley ES; Hayen A, 2018, 'A low-cost, community knowledge approach to estimate maternal and jaundice-associated mortality in rural Bangladesh', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99, pp. 1633 - 1638, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0974
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dhar-Chowdhury P; Paul KK; Haque CE; Hossain S; Lindsay LR; Dibernardo A; Brooks WA; Drebot MA, 2017, 'Dengue seroprevalence, seroconversion and risk factors in Dhaka, Bangladesh', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005475
    Journal articles | 2016
    Salje H; Lessler J; Paul KK; Azman AS; Rahman MW; Rahman M; Cummings D; Gurley ES; Cauchemez S, 2016, 'How social structures, space, and behaviors shape the spread of infectious diseases using chikungunya as a case study', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, pp. 13420 - 13425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1611391113
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Azman AS; Paul KK; Bhuiyan TR; Koyuncu A; Salje H; Qadri F; Gurley ES, 2021, 'Hepatitis e in Bangladesh: Insights from a National Serosurvey', in Journal of Infectious Diseases, pp. S805 - S812, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiab446
    Preprints | 2021
    Azman AS; Paul KK; Bhuiyan TR; Koyuncu A; Salje H; Qadri F; Gurley ES, 2021, Hepatitis E in Bangladesh: Insights from a National Serosurvey, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.06.14.21258872
    Other | 2021
    Paul K; Macadam I; Green D; Regan D; Gray R, 2021, Dengue transmission risk in a changing climate: Bangladesh could experience a longer dengue fever season in the future, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.05.24.443300
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Paul KK; Macadam I; Green DL; Regan DG; Gray RT, 2021, 'DENGUE TRANSMISSION RISK IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: BANGLADESH COULD EXPERIENCE A LONGER DENGUE FEVER SEASON IN THE FUTURE', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, pp. 28 - 28, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000778105601085&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Preprints | 2020
    Qin ZZ; Ahmed S; Sarker MS; Paul K; Adel ASS; Naheyan T; Barrett R; Banu S; Creswell J, 2020, Can artificial intelligence (AI) be used to accurately detect tuberculosis (TB) from chest X-rays? An evaluation of five AI products for TB screening and triaging in a high TB burden setting, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2006.05509
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Azman AS; Lessler J; Leung D; Luquero FJ; Harris J; Lauer S; Khaton F; Paul KK; Bhuiyan MTR; Salje H; Qadri F; Gurley ES, 2019, 'VIBRIO CHOLERAE TRANSMISSION IN BANGLADESH: INSIGHTS FROM A NATIONAL SEROSURVEY', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, MD, National Harbor, pp. 412 - 412, presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), MD, National Harbor, 20 November 2019 - 24 November 2019, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000507364504054&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Salje H; Paul K; Paul R; Rahman Z; Alam M; Rahman M; Al-Amin H; Heffelfinger J; Gurley E, 2018, 'NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE SEROSTUDIES FROM BANGLADESH SHOW LARGE-SCALE HETEROGENEITY IN DENGUE RISK', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, LA, New Orleans, pp. 289 - 289, presented at 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM), LA, New Orleans, 28 October 2018 - 01 November 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000461386603254&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    ten Bosch Q; Salje H; Paul K; Naser A; Rahman M; Heffelfinger J; Alam S; Al-Amin H; Rahman Z; Afroj S; Cummings D; Paul R; Luby S; Gurley E; Cauchemez S, 2018, 'SOCIAL AND ENTOMOLOGICAL DRIVERS INTERCONNECT IN DRIVING SPATIAL PROPAGATION OF CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS IN BANGLADESH', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, LA, New Orleans, pp. 204 - 204, presented at 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM), LA, New Orleans, 28 October 2018 - 01 November 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000461386602659&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Paul RC; Nazneen A; Banik KC; Sumon SA; Paul KK; Jony MHK; Uzzaman MS; Rahman M; Luby SP; Gidding HEATHER; Hayen ANDREW; Gurley ES, 2016, 'Incidence of adult deaths associated with hepatitis E virus in Bangladesh', in Incidence of adult deaths associated with hepatitis E virus in Bangladesh, Atlanta, USA, presented at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta, USA, 13 November 2016 - 17 November 2016, https://www.astmh.org/ASTMH/media/Documents/ASTMH-2016-Annual-Meeting-Abstract-Book.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Paul KK; Salje H; Alam S; Paul RC; Rahman MZ; Rahman M; Heffelfinger JD; Gurley ES, 2015, 'DENGUE IN BANGLADESH: RESULTS FROM A NATIONWIDE SEROPREVALENCE STUDY', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, pp. 232 - 233, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412844102509&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Salje H; Paul K; Azman A; Rahman MW; Rahman M; Cummings D; Lessler J; Cauchemez S; Gurley E, 2015, 'EVIDENCE OF MICROSCALE HUMAN MOVEMENT DRIVING CHIKUNGUNYA SPREAD IN BANGLADESH', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, pp. 42 - 43, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412844101139&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

UNSW SCIENTIA PhD Scholarship (2019 - 2023)

ICDDR,B Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship (2011 - 2013)