Paul Krezanoski, MD

Assistant Professor

I am an internist and pediatrician working at San Francisco General Hospital. Since 2003 my work has focused on malaria prevention and the use of innovative technologies and research techniques to improve health in sub-Saharan Africa. I am a former Peace Corps volunteer (Madagascar 2003-2005) and I have run two randomized controlled trials on malaria prevention in Madagascar. I am the inventor of an electronic bednet adherence tool called SmartNet that remotely tracks the use of bednet use in at-risk households and is currently undergoing pilot testing in Uganda. I am also the Founding Director of Opportunity Solutions International, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which runs microfinance and innnovative health projects in Madagascar and Swaziland. I received a BA from Middlebury College in 2001 with a combined major in Anthropology and Computer Science. I obtained my medical degree from Boston University in 2010. I completed an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency in the Harvard/MGH combined program in 2014.
Honors and Awards
  • Early Career Award, Thrasher Research Foundation, 2013
  • Resident Research Grant, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012
  • Resident Scholarship, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011
  • Elsevier Clinical Research Award, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Health, 2010
  • William B. Bean Award, American Osler Society, 2007
  • Paul Ambrose Scholar, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, 2007
  • New Investigator in Global Health, Global Health Council, 2007
  • Medical Scholars Program, Infectious Disease Society of America, 2007
  • Carol M. Davis Award, Global Health Education Consortium, 2006
Publications
  1. Objective monitoring of mosquito bednet usage and the ethical challenge of respecting study bystanders' privacy.
  2. How Are Insecticide-Treated Bednets Used in Ugandan Households? A Comprehensive Characterization of Bednet Adherence Using a Remote Monitor.
  3. Social norms, misperceptions, and mosquito net use: a population-based, cross-sectional study in rural Uganda.
  4. Quantifying bias in measuring insecticide-treated bednet use: meta-analysis of self-reported vs objectively measured adherence.
  5. The effect of price on demand for and use of bednets: evidence from a randomized experiment in Madagascar.
  6. Objective monitoring of Insecticide-treated bednet use to improve malaria prevention: SmartNet development and validation.
  7. Maternal Attitudes about Objectively Monitored Bednet Use in Rural Uganda.
  8. Delivering insecticide-treated nets for malaria prevention: innovative strategies.
  9. Delivering insecticide-treated nets for malaria prevention: innovative strategies
  10. Household malaria knowledge and its association with bednet ownership in settings without large-scale distribution programs: Evidence from rural Madagascar.
  11. Households with young children and use of freely distributed bednets in rural Madagascar.
  12. Effect of incentives on insecticide-treated bed net use in sub-Saharan Africa: a cluster randomized trial in Madagascar.