Prof Dr. Mayfong Mayxay | Clinical trial | Best Researcher Award

University of Health Sciences, Laos

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Professor Mayfong Mayxay's academic journey commenced with a foundation in medicine at the University of Health Sciences in Vientiane, Laos, where he earned his M.D. Subsequently, his pursuit of knowledge led him to specialize in tropical medicine, completing his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Professional Endeavors:

Throughout his illustrious career, Professor Mayxay has held numerous esteemed positions in academia, healthcare, and government. From serving as a physician in the pediatric ward at Mahosot Hospital to his current role as Vice-Rector at the University of Health Sciences, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Laos, he has demonstrated a commitment to advancing healthcare and education. Additionally, his roles as a visiting professor at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK, and Chairman of various committees and societies further underscore his dedication to academia and public health.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Professor Mayxay's research focus lies in tropical medicine, particularly in the study of malaria antigen and antibody profiles. His pioneering work has contributed significantly to our understanding of malaria transmission and treatment efficacy. As the head of field research at the Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust-Research Unit (LOMWRU), he has spearheaded efforts to combat malaria and other infectious diseases in Laos and beyond.

Accolades and Recognition:

Professor Mayxay's contributions to healthcare and academia have been widely recognized through numerous accolades and appointments. From being appointed as a visiting professor at the University of Oxford to his leadership roles in various committees and societies, he has received acclaim for his dedication to advancing healthcare and research in Laos.

Impact and Influence:

Professor Mayxay's influence extends beyond academia to policymaking and public health initiatives. As a member of the Lao National Assembly and Chairman of the National Ethics Committee for Health Research, he plays a pivotal role in shaping healthcare policies and regulations in Laos. Additionally, his leadership in the Lao Infectious Disease Society and the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group underscores his influence in guiding public health initiatives in the country.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

Professor Mayxay's legacy in academia and public health will endure through his groundbreaking research, leadership, and advocacy efforts. His contributions to malaria research and infectious disease management have had a profound impact on healthcare outcomes in Laos and beyond. As he continues to lead and inspire future generations of healthcare professionals, his legacy will continue to shape the landscape of tropical medicine and public health in Laos and beyond.


A total of 21619 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations        21619
  • h-index          56
  • i10-index       169

Notable Publications 

Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis

CJL Murray, KS Ikuta, F Sharara, L Swetschinski, GR Aguilar, A Gray, ...
The lancet
Forest malaria and prospects for anti-malarial chemoprophylaxis among forest goers: findings from a qualitative study in Thailand

M Jongdeepaisal, P Khonputsa, O Prasert, S Maneenet, K Pongsoipetch, ...
Malaria journal
A robust host-response-based signature distinguishes bacterial and viral infections across diverse global populations

AM Rao, SJ Popper, S Gupta, V Davong, K Vaidya, A Chanthongthip, ...
Cell Reports Medicine
COVID-19 vaccine boosters in the Asia-Pacific region in the context of Omicron

JD Hart, K Chokephaibulkit, M Mayxay, ALT Ong-Lim, ST Saketa, ...
The Lancet Regional Health–Western Pacific
Evaluation of trends in hospital antimicrobial use in the Lao PDR using repeated point-prevalence surveys-evidence to improve treatment guideline use

V Chansamouth, D Chommanam, T Roberts, S Keomany, V Paphasiri, ...
The Lancet Regional Health–Western Pacific
A case–control study of the causes of acute respiratory infection among hospitalized patients in Northeastern Laos

K Phommasone, X Xaiyaphet, JA Garcia-Rivera, RD Hontz, ...
Scientific Reports
Deep proteomics network and machine learning analysis of human cerebrospinal fluid in Japanese encephalitis virus infection

T Bharucha, B Gangadharan, A Kumar, AC Myall, N Ayhan, B Pastorino, ...
Journal of Proteome Research
Immunoglobulin M seroneutralization for improved confirmation of Japanese encephalitis virus infection in a flavivirus-endemic area

T Bharucha, N Ayhan, B Pastorino, S Rattanavong, M Vongsouvath, ...
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Scaling up One Health: A network analysis in Lao PDR

A Larkins, S Vannamahaxay, V Puttana, M Chittavong, F Southammavong, ...
One health
Mayfong Mayxay | Clinical trial | Best Researcher Award

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