Daniel M. Parker

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Assistant Professor, Population Health and Disease Prevention
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

ORCiD: 0000-0002-5352-7338

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

University of California, Irvine
2070 Anteater Instruction & Research Building
Mail Code: 3957
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
infectious disease epidemiology; GIS; global health; disease ecology; anthropology
March 2014 – June 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher and GeoUnit Supervisor: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Mae Sot, Tak Province, Thailand
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.
# indicates co-first authorship

Saita S., Tun S.T.T., +Parker D.M. (2021). The past, present, and future of spatial demography in Southeast Asia. Part of an edited collection titled: Looking back, looking forward: Progress and prospect for spatial demography. (edited by Matthews S.A. and Stiberman L.) Spatial Demography: 2021.

Tun S.T.T., Parker D.M., Aguas R., White L.J. (2021). The assembly effect: the connectedness between populations is a double-edged sword for public health interventions. Malaria Journal. 20:189.

Swe M.M.M., Win M.M., Cohen J., Phyo A.P., Lin H.N., Soe K., Amornchai P., Ling C., Parker D.M., Dance D.A.B., Ashley E., Smithuis F. (2021). Geographical distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei in soil in Myanmar. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (accepted April 7, 2021).

Rijal K.R., Adhikari B., Ghimire B., Dhungel B., Pyakurel U.R., Shah P., Bastola A., Lekhak B., Banjara M.R., Pandey B.D., Parker D.M., Ghimire P. (2021) Epidemiology of dengue virus infections in Nepal, 2006–2019. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 10(52): 2021.

Bruckner T.A., Parker D.M., Bartell S.M., Khan S., Noymer A., Drum E., Albala B., Zahn M., Boden-Albala B. (2021) Estimated seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among adults in Orange County, California. Scientific Reports. 11(3081): 2021.

Aung P.L., Soe M.T., Oo T.L., Khin A., Thi A., Zhao Y., Cao Y., Cui L., +Kyaw M.P., +Parker D.M. (2021) Predictors of malaria rapid diagnostic test positivity in a high burden area of Paletwa Township, Chin State in Western Myanmar. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 10(6): 2021.

Rattanavong S., Dubot-Pérès A., Mayxay M., Vongsouvath M., Lee S.J., Cappelle J., Newton P.N., +Parker D.M. (2020) Spatial epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis virus and other infections of the central nervous system in Lao PDR (2003 – 2011): a retrospective analysis. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 14(5): e0008333.

Littman R.A., Fiorenza E.A., Wenger A.S., Berry K.L.E., van de Water J.A.J.M., Nguyen L., Aung S.T., Parker D.M., Rader D.N., Harvell C.D., Lamb J.B. (2020) Coastal urbanization influences human pathogens and microdebris contamination in seafood. Science of the total environment. 736(2020): 139081.

Christofferson R.C., Parker D.M., Overgaard H.J., Hii J., Devine G., Wilcox B.A., Nam V.S., Abubakar S., Boyer S., Boonnak K., Whitehead S.S., Huy R., Rithea L., Sochantha T., Wellems T.E., Valenzuela J.G. (2020) Current Vector Research Challenges in the Greater Mekong Subregion for Dengue, Malaria, and Other Vector-Borne Diseases: A Report from a Multi-sectoral Workshop March 2019. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 14(7): e0008302.

Stresman G., Sepúlveda N. Fornace K., Grignard L., Mwesigwa J., Achan J., Miller J., Bridges D., Eisele T.P., Mosha J., Lorenzo J., Macalinao M., Espino E., Tadesse F., Stevenson J., Quispe A., Siqueira A., Lacerda M., Yeung S., Sovannaroth S., Pothin E., Gallay J., Hamre K.E., Young A., Lemoine J.F., Chang M.A., Landier J., Parker D.M., von Seidlein L.V., Nosten F., Delmas G., Dondorp A., Cameron E., Battle K., Bousema T., Gething P., D'Allesandro U., Drakeley C. (2020) Passive surveillance meets asymptomatic infections: A pooled analysis of paired health facility and community Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax data. Lancet Infectious Disease. 20(8): 953-963.

Phommasone K., Leth F., Peto T.J., Landier J., Nguyen T.N., Tripura R., Pongvongsa T., Lwin K.M., Kajeechiwa L., Thwin M.M., Parker D.M., et al. (2020). Mass drug administrations with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine and single low dose primaquine to eliminate Plasmodium falciparum have only a transient impact on Plasmodium vivax: findings from a randomised controlled trial. PLOS ONE. 15(2):e0228190.

Chu C.S., Carrara V.I., Parker D.M., Proux S., Charunwatthana P., McGready R., Nosten F. (2020). Declining burden of Plasmodium vivax in a population in Northwestern Thailand from 1995 to 2016 before comprehensive primaquine prescription for radical cure. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 102(1): 147-150.

+Parker D.M. (2019). Humans, macaques, and malaria parasites in a shared and changing landscape. Lancet Planetary Health. 3(4): e157 – e158.

Parker D.M., Tun S.T.T., White L.J., Kajeechiwa L., Thwin M.M., Landier J., Chaumeau V., Corbel V., Dondorp A.M., Seidlein L., White N.J., Maude R.J., Nosten F. (2019). Potential herd protection against Plasmodium falciparum infections conferred by mass antimalarial drug administrations. eLife. 8:e41023.

Saita S., Pan-ngum W., Phuanukoonnon S., Sriwichai P., Silawan T., White L.J., Parker D.M. (2019). Human population movement and behavioural patterns in malaria hotspots on the Thai-Myanmar border: implications for malaria elimination. Malaria Journal 18: 64

von Seidlein L., Peto T.J., Landier J., Nguyen T.N., Tripura R., Phommasone K., Pongvongsa T., Lwin K.M., Keereecharoen L., Kajeechiwa L., Thwin M.M., Parker D.M. et al. (2019). The impact of targeted malaria elimination with mass drug administrations on falciparum malaria in Southeast Asia: A cluster randomised trial. PLOS Medicine 16(2): e1002745.

Manning J.E., Oliveira F., Parker D.M., Amaratunga C., Kong D., Man S., Sreng S., Lay S., Nang K., Kimsan S., Sokha L., Kamhawi S., Fay M.P., Suon S., Ruhl P., Ackerman H., Huy R., Wellems T.E., Valenzuela J.G., Leang R. (2018). The PAGODAS protocol: pediatric assessment group of dengue and Aedes saliva protocol to investigate vector-borne determinants of Aedes-transmitted arboviral infections in Cambodia. Parasites & Vectors 11(1) :664.

Parker A.L., Parker D.M., Zan B.N., Min A.M., Gilder M.E., Ringringulu M., Win E., Wiladphaingern J., Charunwatthana P., Nosten F., Lee S.J., McGready R. (2018). Trends and birth outcomes in adolescent refugees and migrants from the Thailand-Myanmar border, 1986 – 2016: an observational study. Wellcome Open Research, 3:62.

Ya-Umphan P., Cerqueria D., Cottrell G., Parker D.M., Fowkes F., Nosten F., Corbel V. (2018). Anopheles salivary biomarker as a proxy for estimating Plasmodium falciparum malaria exposure on the Thailand-Myanmar border. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99(2): 350 – 356.

#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, 391: 1916 - 1926.

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.

Bonnington C.A., Phyo A.P., Ashley E.A., Imwong M., Sriprawat K., Parker D.M., Proux S., White N.J., Nosten F. (2017) Plasmodium falciparum Kelch 13 mutations and treatment response in patients in Hpa-Pun District, Northern Kayin State, Myanmar. Malaria Journal 16: 480.

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.

Thu A.M., Phyo A.P., Landier J., Parker D.M., Nosten F.H. (2017) Combating multi-drug resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria. FEBS J. 284(16): 2569-2578.

#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.

Gupta B., Parker D.M., Fan Q., Reddy B.P.N., Yan G., Sattabongkot J., Cui L. (2016) Microgeographically diverse Plasmodium vivax populations at the Thai-Myanmar border. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 45: 341 - 346.

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.

Wang Y, Yang Z., Yuan L., Zhou G., Parker D., Lee MC, Yan G., Fan Q., Xiao Y., Cao Y., Cui L. (2015) Clinical efficacy of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria at the China-Myanmar border. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: 93(3): 577 – 583.

Moss W. J., Dorsey G., Mueller I., Laufer M. K., Krogstad D. J., Vinetz J. M., Guzman M., Rosas-Aguirre A. M., Herrera S., Arevalo-Herrera M., Chery L., Kumar A., Mohapatra P. K., Ramanathapuram L., Srivastava H. C., Cui L., Zhou G., Parker D. M., Nankabirwa J., Kazura J. W. (2015) Malaria epidemiology and control within the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: 93(3 Suppl): 5 – 15.

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.

Yuan L., Wany Y., Parker D. M., Gupta B., Yang Z., Liu H., Fan Q., Cao Y., Xiao Y., Lee M. C., Zhou G., Yan G., Baird J. K., Cui L. (2014) Therapeutic responses of Plasmodium vivax malaria to chloroquine and primaquine treatment in Northeastern Myanmar. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy: 59(2): 1230 – 1235.

Bancone G., Chu C. S., Somsakchaicharoen R., Chowwiwat N., Parker D. M., Charunwatthana P., White N. J., Nosten F. H. (2014) Characterization of G6PD genotypes and phenotypes on the northwestern Thailand-Myanmar border. PLoS ONE: 9(12): e116063.

He X., Yan J., Zhu X., Wang Q., Pang W., Qi Z., Wang M., Luo E., Parker D. M., Cantorna M. T., Cui L., Cao Y. (2014) Vitamin D inhibits the occurrence of experimental cerebral malaria in mice by suppressing the host inflammatory response. Journal of Immunology: 193(3): 1314 – 1323.

Li P., Zhao Z., Wang Y., Xing H., Parker D. M., Yang Z., Baum E., Li W., Sattabongkot J., Sirichaisinthop J., Li S., Yan G., Cui L., Fan Q. (2014) Nested PCR detection of malaria directly using blood filter paper samples from epidemiological surveys. Malaria Journal: 13, 175

Wang Z., Liu M., Liang X., Siriwat S., Li X., Chen X., Parker D. M., Miao J., Cui L. (2014) A flow cytometry-based quantitative drug sensitivity assay for all Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte stages. PLoS ONE: 9(4): e93825.

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.

Miao J., Wang Z. Liu M., Parker D., Li X., Chen X., Cui L. (2013) Plasmodium falciparum: Generation of pure gametocyte culture by heparin treatment. Experimental Parasitology: 135(3), 541-545.

Miao J., Lawrence M., Jeffers V., Zhao F., Parker D., Ge Y., Sullivan Jr. W., Cui L. (2013) Extensive lysine acetylation occurs in evolutionarily conserved metabolic pathways and parasite-specific functions during Plasmodium falciparum intraerythrocytic development. Molecular Microbiology: 89(4), 660-675.

Miao J., Fan Q., Parker D., Li X., Li J., Cui L. (2013) Puf mediates translation repression of transmission-blocking vaccine candidates in malaria parasites. PLoS Pathogens: 9(4), e1003268.

Miao M., Wang Z., Yang Z., Yuan L., Parker D.M., Putaporntip C., Jongwutiwes S., Xangsayarath P., Pongvongsa T., Moji H., Tuong T.D., Abe T., Nakazawa S., Kyaw M.P., Yan G., Sirichaisinthop J., Sattabongkot J., Mu J., Su X., Kaneko O., Cui L. (2013) Genetic diversity and lack of artemisinin selection signature on the Plasmodium falciparum ATP6 in the Greater Mekong Subregion. PLoS ONE: 8(3), e59192.

Yuan L., Zhao H., Wu L, Li X., Parker D., Xu S., Zhao Y., Feng Q., Wang Y., Yan G., Fan Q., Yang Z., Cui L. (2013) Plasmodium falciparum populations from northeastern Myanmar display high levels of genetic diversity at multiple antigenic loci. Acta Tropica: 125(1), 53 – 59.

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., Wang Z., Jiang H., Parker D., Wang H., Su X., Cui L. (2012) Lack of Association of the S769N Mutation in Plasmodium falciparum SERCA (PfATP6) with resistance to artemisinins. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy: 56(5), 2546 – 2552.

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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