Daniel M. Parker

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Assistant Professor
Public Health

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2014, Anthropology and Demography

M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 2011, Anthropology and Demography

B.A., University of Washington, 2009, Anthropology

Phone: (949) 824-6865
Email: dparker1@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
2070 Anteater Instruction & Research Bui
Mail Code: 3957
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
infectious disease epidemiology; GIS; global health; disease ecology; anthropology
Research Abstract
I am an infectious disease epidemiologist and a demographer and most of my work concerns spatial and spatiotemporal patterns in infectious diseases. Much of my research has focused on malaria along the Thailand-Myanmar (Burma) border. I also do research on tuberculosis among migrants as well as maternal and child health. I am particularly interested in the ways that human movement and migration patterns influence the distribution of infectious diseases, treatment seeking behavior and health outcomes. Results of these types of analyses are beneficial for informing public health interventions.
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#Landier J., #Parker D.M., Thu A.M., Lwin K.M., Delmas G., Nosten F.H. (2018) The Malaria Elimination Task Force Group. Effect of generalized access to early diagnosis and treatment and targeted mass drug administration on Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Eastern Myanmar: an observational study of a regional elimination programme. The Lancet [published online 4/24/2018]

Tun S.T.T., von Seidlein L., Pongvongsa T., Mayxay M., Saralamba S., Kyaw S.S. (2017) Chanthavilay P., Celhay O., Nguye T.D., Tran T.N., Parker D.M., Boni M.F., Dondorp A.M., White L.J. Towards malaria elimination in Savannakhet, Lao PDR: mathematical modelling driven strategy design. Malaria Journal 16: 483.

Parker D.M., Tripura R., Peto T.J., Maude R.J., Nguon C., Chalk J., Sirithiranont P., Imwong M., von Seidlein L., White N.J., Dondorp A.M. (2017) A multi-level spatial analysis of clinical malaria and subclinical Plasmodium infections in Pailin Province, Cambodia. Heliyon 3: e00447.

#Thi S.S., #Parker D.M., Swe L.L., Pukrittayakamee S., Ling C.L., Vincenti-Delmas M., Nosten F.H. (2017) Migration histories of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis patients from the Thailand-Myanmar border (2012-2014). International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 21(7): 753-758.[accepted 20/03/2017]

#Srikanok S., #Parker D.M., Parker A.L., Lee T., Min A.M., Ontuwong P., Tan S.O., Sirinonthachai S., McGready R. (2017) Empirical lessons regarding reproductive health in a protracted refugee setting: a descriptive study from Maela camp on the Thai-Myanmar border 1996-2015. PLoS One 12(2): e0172007.

Ya-umphan P., Cerqueira D., Parker D.M., Cottrell G., Poinsignon A., Remoue F., Chareonviriyaphap T., Nosten F., Corbel V. (2017) Anopheles salivary biomarker to assess human exposure to malaria vectors along the Thailand-Myanmar border. The Journal of Infectious Diseases [in press].

Parker D.M., Landier J., Seidlein L.V., Dondorp A, White L, Handboonkunupakarn B., Maude R., Nosten F.H. (2016) Limitations of malaria reactive case detection in an area of low and unstable transmission. Malaria Journal 15: 571.

Landier J., Parker D.M., Thu A. M., Carrara V. I., Lwin K. M., Bonnington C. A., Pukrittayakamee S., Delmas G., Nosten F. H. (2016) The role of early detection and treatment in malaria elimination. Malaria Journal 15: 363.

Kaji A., Parker D.M., Chu C.S., Thayatkawin W., Suelaor J., Charatrueangrongkun R., Salathibuppha K., Nosten F.H., McGready R. (2015) Immunization coverage in migrant school children along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health [epub ahead of print: Oct 19]

Parker D.M., Carrara V.I., Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, McGready R., Nosten F.H. (2015) Malaria ecology along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Malaria Journal: 18: 388.

Parker D. M., Matthews S. A., Yan G., Lee M,, Sirichaisinthop J., Kiattibutr K., Fan Q., Li P., Sattabongkot J., Cui L. (2015) Microgeography and molecular epidemiology of malaria at the Thailand-Myanmar border in the malaria pre-elimination phase. Malaria Journal: 14: 198.

Tomita S., Parker D. M., Jennings J., Wood J. (2015) Chayanov on the demand side: Household demography and early childhood mortality in a rice-farming village in Northern Laos. PLoS ONE: 10(3): e0119191.

Parker D. M., Wood J., Tomita S., DeWitte S., Jennings J., Cui L. (2014) Household ecology and out-migration among ethnic Karen along the Thai-Myanmar border. Demographic Research: 30(39), 1129 – 1156.

Li N., Parker D. M., Yang Z., Fan Q., Zhou G., Ai G., Duan J., Lee M., Yan G., Matthews S. A., Cui L., Wang Y. (2013) Risk factors associated with slide positivity among febrile patients in a conflict zone of north-eastern Myanmar along the China-Myanmar border. Malaria Journal: 12, 361.

Matthews S.A., Parker D.M. (2013) Progress in Spatial Demography. Demographic Research: 28(10), 271 – 312.

Parker D., Lerdprom R., Srisatjarak W., Yan G., Sattabongkot J., Wood ., Sirichaisinthop J., Cui L. (2012) Longitudinal in vitro surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum sensitivity to common anti-malarials in Thailand between 1994 and 2010. Malaria Journal: 11(1), 290.

Parker D., Holman D. (2012) Event history analysis of dengue fever epidemic and interepidemic spells in Barbados, Brazil, and Thailand. International Journal of Infectious Diseases: 16(11), e793 – e798.

Parker D., Zavortink T., Billo T., Valdez U., Edwards J. (2012) Mosquitoes and other arthropod macro fauna associated with tank bromeliads in a Peruvian cloud forest. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association: 28(1), 45 – 46.

#Wang Z., #Parker D., Meng H., Wu L., Li J., Zhao Z., Zhang R., Fan Q., Wang H., Cui L., Yang Z. (2012) In vitro sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum from China-Myanmar border area to major ACT drugs and polymorphisms in potential target genes. PLoS ONE: 7(5), e30927.

Cui L., Yan G., Sattabongkot J., Cao Y., Chen B., Chen X., Fan Q., Fang Q., Jongwutiwes S., Parker D., Sirichaisinthop J., Kyaw M., Su X., Yang Z., Wang B., Xu J., Zheng B., Zhong D., Zhou G. (2012) Malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Heterogeneity and complexity. Acta Tropica: 121(3), 227 – 239.

Cui L., Yan G., Sattabongkot J., Chen B., Cao Y., Fan Q., Parker D., Sirichaisinthop J., Su X., Yang Z., Yang H., Wang B., Zhou G. (2012) Challenges and prospects for malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Acta Tropica: 121(3), 240 – 245.
Professional Societies
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
International Society for Infectious Diseases
John Snow Society
Other Experience
Postdoctoral Researcher and Spatial Epidemiologist
Shoklo Malaria Research Unit; Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit 2014—2017

Graduate Programs
Public Health

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