Wayne State University

Aim Higher


Paul E. Kilgore, M.P.H., M.D.

(313) 577-1215
(313) 577-0824; Fax: (313) 577-5369
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Second Floor, Room 2118


Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Education Training


1987--1991. Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, MI.

1985--1987. The University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI.

1981--1985. The University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Ann Arbor, MI.



1994�1996. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program.

1991--1994. University of Michigan Hospitals. Internship and Residency, Department of Internal Medicine.


Degrees and Certifications


Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), 1991.

Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.), Epidemiology, 1987.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Psychobiology, 1985.



Certified in Public Health, October 2012, National Board of Public Health Examiners, NBPHE #: 9138

CITI Good Clinical Practice Course, GCP, 2012

CITI Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) for Clinical Investigators, 2012



Physician license, Board of Medicine, State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (Permanent ID #: 4301058415)

National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, NPI Registry #: 1205180049

Positions and Employment

September 2011 to Present. Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

January 2006 to June 2011. Senior Scientist, Translational Research Division, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea.

June 1999 to December 2005. Research Scientist, Translational Research Division, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea.

September 1997 to May 1999. Staff Physician, Primary Care Section, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Atlanta, GA.

July 1996 to May 1999. Medical Epidemiologist, Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps. Infant Immunization Activity, Child Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Other Experience Professional Memberships


Editorial Board Member, Clinical and Experimental Vaccine Research



Member, International Society for Vaccines

Member, American Telemedicine Association

Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Member, American College of Epidemiology

Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Member, American College of Physicians

Member, American Public Health Association

Member, American Society of Microbiology

Member, Infectious Disease Society of America

Member, National Academic Advising Association

Member, Society of Epidemiologic Research

Member, Society for Clinical Trials

Member, Society for General Internal Medicine

Awards and Honors

2009, Long-term Service Award, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea.

1998, Distinguished Service Award, National Immunization Program, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

1996, Outstanding Unit Citation, Childhood Immunization Initiative, National Immunization Program, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

1992, Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Recent Publications


Capeding MR, Bravo L, Santos J, Kilgore PE, Kim SA, Balter I, Hubler R, Ye J, Moscariello M. Prospective Surveillance Study of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Among Urban Children in the Philippines. Pediatr Infect Dis J.  2013 Apr 26.  [Epub ahead of print].

Kim DW, Kilgore PE, Kim EJ, Kim SA, Anh DD, Dong BQ, Kim JS, Seki M. The Enhanced Pneumococcal LAMP Assay: A Clinical Tool for the Diagnosis of Meningitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e42954. Epub 2012 Aug 10.

Favorov M, Ali M, Tursunbayeva A, Aitmagambetova I, Kilgore P, et al. Comparative Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention Effectiveness in Children of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccines from Different Sources, Kazakhstan.  PLoS One 7(3); 2012: e32567.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032567.

Kim SA, Kilgore PE, Lee SY, Nyambat B, Ki M. Trends of Pneumonia and Influenza-associated Hospitalizations in South Korea, 2002--2005.  J. Health Popul Nutr 2011, 29 (6): 567-73.

Kim DW, Kilgore PE, Kim EJ, Kim SA, Anh DD, Seki M. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay to detect Haemophilus influenzae type b in cerebrospinal fluid. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Aug 10. 

Wang XY, Kilgore PE, Lim KA, Wang SM, Lee J, Deng W, Mo MQ, Nyambat B, Ma JC, Favorov MO, Clemens JD. Influenza and bacterial coinfections in the 20th century. Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis. 2011: 146376. Epub 2011 May 11.

Nyambat B, Dang DA, Nguyen HA, Mai TQ, Rani M, Slack MP, Kilgore PE. Rapid assessment of Hib disease burden in Vietnam. BMC Public Health. 2011 Apr 25; 11: 260.

Kaljee LM, Anh DD, Minh TT, Tho LH, Batmunkh N, Kilgore PE. Rural and urban Vietnamese mothers utilization of healthcare resources for children under six years with pneumonia and associated symptoms. J Behav Med. 3 Dec 2010.

Anh DD, Riewpaiboon A, Tho LH, Kim SA, Nyambat B, Kilgore PE. Treatment costs of pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and other diseases among hospitalized children in Vietnam. J. Health Popul Nutr. 10 October 2010; 436-42.

Vu HTT, Yoshida LM, Suzuki M, Nguyen HAT, Watanabe K, Thiem D. Vu TD, Schmidt W-P, Phan HTL, Furumoto A, Morimoto K, Yanai H, Kilgore PE, Dang AD, Ariyoshi D. Association between nasopharyngeal load of Streptococcus pneumoniae, viral co-infection and radiologically-confirmed pneumonia in Vietnamese children; Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010, August 3.

Suzuki M, Thiem VD, Yoshida LM, Anh DD, Kilgore PE, Ariyoshi K. Who is exposed to smoke at home? A population-based cross-sectional survey in central Vietnam. Tob Control. 2010 Jun 27: 344-5.

Tsuzuki A, Thiem VD, Suzuki M, Yanai H, Matsubayashi T, Yoshida LM, Tho le H, Minh TT, Anh DD, Kilgore PE, Takagi M, Ariyoshi K. Can daytime use of bed nets not treated with insecticide reduce the risk of dengue hemorrhagic fever among children in Vietnam? Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Jun;82(6):1157-9.

Nguyen HH, Tumpey TM, Park HJ, Byun YH, Tran LD, Nguyen VD, Kilgore PE, Czerkinsky C, Katz JM, Seong BL, Song JM, Kim YB, Do HT, Nguyen T, Nguyen CV. Prophylactic and therapeutic efficacy of avian antibodies against influenza virus H5N1 and H1N1 in mice. PLoS One. 2010 Apr 13;5(4):e10152.

Shah AS, Nisarga R, Ravi Kumar KL, Hubler R, Herrera G, Kilgore PE. Establishment of population-based surveillance for invasive pneumococcal disease in Bangalore, India. Indian J Med Sci. 2009 Nov; 63 (11): 498-507.

Aloun DS, Nyambat B, Phetsouvanh R, Douangboupha V, Keonakhone P, Xoumphonhphakdy B, Vongsouvath M, Kirkwood C, Bogdanovic-Sakran N, Kilgore PE. Rotavirus diarrhoea among children aged less than 5 years at Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR. Vaccine. 2009 Nov 20;27 Suppl 5:F85-8.

Nyambat B, Meng CY, Vansith K, Vuthy U, Rin E, Kirkwood C, Bogdanovic-Sakran N, Kilgore PE. Hospital-based surveillance for rotavirus diarrhoea in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 2005 through February 2007. Vaccine. 2009 Nov 20;27 Suppl 5:F81-4.

Wilopo SA, Kilgore P, Kosen S, Soenarto Y, Aminah S, Cahyono A, Ulfa M, Tholib A. Economic evaluation of a routine rotavirus vaccination programme in Indonesia. Vaccine. 2009 Nov 20; 27 Suppl 5: F67-74.

Wilopo SA, Soenarto Y, Bresee JS, Tholib A, Aminah S, Cahyono A, Gentsch JR, Kilgore P, Glass RI. Rotavirus surveillance to determine disease burden and epidemiology in Java, Indonesia, August 2001 through April 2004. Vaccine. 2009 Nov 20;27 Suppl 5:F61-6.

Luan le T, Trang NV, Phuong NM, Nguyen HT, Ngo HT, Nguyen HT, Tran HB, Dang HN, Dang AD, Gentsch JR, Wang Y, Esona MD, Glass RI, Steele AD, Kilgore PE, Nguyen MV, Jiang B, Nguyen HD. Development and characterization of candidate rotavirus vaccine strains derived from children with diarrhoea in Vietnam. Vaccine. 2009 Nov 20;27 Suppl 5:F130-8.

Nelson EA, Widdowson MA, Kilgore PE, Steele D, Parashar UD. A decade of the Asian Rotavirus Surveillance Network: achievements and future directions. Vaccine. 2009 Nov 20;27 Suppl 5:F1-3.

Yoshida LM, Suzuki M, Yamamoto T, Nguyen HA, Nguyen CD, Nguyen AT, Oishi K, Vu TD, Le TH, Le MQ, Yanai H, Kilgore PE, Dang DA, Ariyoshi K. Viral Pathogens Associated with Acute Respiratory Infections in Central Vietnamese Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Nov 10.

Nyambat B, Gantuya S, Batuwanthudawe R, Wijesinghe PR, Abeysinghe N, Galagoda G, Kirkwood C, Bogdanovic-Sakran N, Kang JO, Kilgore PE. Epidemiology of Rotavirus Diarrhea in Mongolia and Sri Lanka, March 2005 through February 2007. J Infect Dis. 2009 Nov 1; 200 Suppl 1:S160-6.

Wang XY, Riewpaiboon A, von Seidlein L, Chen XB, Kilgore PE, Ma JC, Qi SX, Zhang ZY, Hao ZY, Chen JC, Xu ZY. Potential cost-effectiveness of a rotavirus immunization program in rural China. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 15;49(8):1202-10.

Jo DS, Nyambat B, Kim JS, Jang YT, Ng TL, Bock HL, Kilgore PE. Population-based incidence and burden of childhood intussusception in Jeonbuk Province, South Korea. Int J Infect Dis. 2009 Apr 9.

Saha SK, Khan NZ, Ahmed ASM, Amin MR, Hanif M, Mahbub M, Anwar KS, Qazi SA, Kilgore P and Baqui AH. Neurodevelopmental Sequelae in Pneumococcal Meningitis Cases in Bangladesh: A Comprehensive Follow-up Study. Clin Infect Dis 2009, 48(Suppl 2), S90-S96.

Anh DD, Kilgore PE, Slack MPE, Nyambat B, Tho LH, Yoshida LM, Nguyen HA, Nguyen CD, Chong CY, Nguyen D, Ariyoshi K, Clemens JD, Jodar L. Surveillance for Pneumococcal-Associated Disease in Hospitalized Children in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Clin Infect Dis. 2009, 48(Suppl 2), S57-S64.

Knoll MD, Mo�si JC, Muhib FB, Wonodi CB, Lee EH, Grant L, Gilani Z, Anude CJ, O'Brien KL, Cherian T, Levine OS; PneumoADIP-Sponsored Surveillance Investigators. Standardizing surveillance of pneumococcal disease. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Mar 1;48 Suppl 2:S37-48.

Suzuki M, Thiem VD, Yanai H, Matsubayashi T, Yoshida LM, Tho LH, Minh TT, Anh DD, Kilgore PE, Ariyoshi P. Environmental tobacco smoking exposure is associated with an increased risk of hospitalized pneumonia among children under 5 years old in Vietnam. Thorax 2009 Jan 21.

Kim YK, Nyambat B, Hong YS, Lee CG, Lee JW, Kilgore PE. Burden of viral respiratory disease hospitalizations among children in a community of Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1995 - 2005. Scand J Infect Dis. 2008;40(11-12):946-53.

Nyambat B, Kilgore PE, Yong DE, Anh DD, Chiu CH, Shen X, Jodar L, Ng TL, Bock HL, Hausdorff WP. Survey of childhood empyema in Asia: implications for detecting the unmeasured burden of culture-negative bacterial disease. BMC Infect Dis. 2008 Jul 11; 8:90.

Nelson EA, Bresee JS, Parashar UD, Widdowson MA, Glass RI; Asian Rotavirus Surveillance Network. Rotavirus epidemiology: the Asian Rotavirus Surveillance Network. Vaccine. 2008 Jun 19;26(26):3192-6. Epub 2008 May 15. Review.

Primary Research Title

Vaccines and Immunization Research; Epidemiology and Translational Research in Infectious Diseases

Primary Research Interest

The overarching vision of our research program is the reduction of disease burden associated with bacterial and viral infections among infants, children and adults. Our research program focuses on the study of infections using innovative, multi-disciplinary tools that enable more rapid disease diagnosis as well as more accurate ascertainment of the disease burden due to specific infectious pathogens. Our research integrates the application of tools across a wide range of disciplines in order to accurately describe disease burden by age, race/ethnicity, geography and environment. We conduct our research in close cooperation with community partners, non-governmental stakeholders, faith-based organizations, public health experts, and other technical experts with the goal of supporting the development of health programs and policies that improve individual patient outcomes and safety as well as reduce health disparities in the general population. Based on empiric research findings, we conduct rigorously-designed, evidence-based evaluation of interventions to achieve sustainable health gains particularly among underserved populations.

Secondary Research Title

Addressing health disparities associated with immunizations in vulnerable US and overseas populations.

Secondary Research Interest

Large segments of the US population remain at increased risk for vaccine-preventable diseases including infants, children and older adults.  Empiric research in vulnerable populations are urgently needed to identify optimal, sustainable and innovative strategies.  Our research projects focus on working collaboratively with key stakeholders including patient and community groups to identify optimal approaches to improving access to vaccine educational information and approaches to improve access to currently available vaccines.   This research activity also seeks to accelerate access to information to new vaccines now in development for infants, children, and adults. 

Academic Interests

Bacterial and viral infectious diseases across the lifespan including respiratory, diarrheal and hospital-acquired infections, multi-disciplinary population-based research in underserved communities, translational research, field evaluation of public health interventions, evaluation of vaccines.

Areas of Expertise

Immunizations; Vaccines; Vaccine Research; Epidemiologic Methods; Global Health Research; Health Disparities Associated with Infectious Diseases and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases; Outcomes Research; Translational Medicine and Research, Infectious Disease Epidemiology; Emerging Infectious Diseases.


Standing Member, College of Pharmacy, Social Administrative Sciences (SAS) Task Force of the Pharmacy Curriculum Committee

Standing Member, Wayne State University, International Sources for Research Committee

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1pm to 5pm and By Appointment.