SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (see Dr Parker’s CV for older publications) 

(# indicates co-first authorship) 



Steinbrook E.; Min M.C.; Kajeechiwa L.; Wiladphaingern J.; Paw M.K.; Pimanpanarak M.; Hiranloetthanyakit W.; Min A.M.; Tun N.W.; Gilder M.E.; Nosten F.; McGready R., Parker D.M. (2021). Distance matters: barriers to antenatal care and safe childbirth in a migrant population on the Thailand-Myanmar border from 2007-2015, a pregnancy cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 21: 802.


Aung P.L., Soe M.T., Soe T.N., Oo T.L., Aung P.P., Khin A., Thi A., Phuanukoonnon S., Okanurak K., Cui L., Kyaw M.P., Parker D.M. (2021). The acceptability of targeted mass treatment with primaquine for local elimination of vivax malaria in a northern Myanmar Township: A mixed-methods study. Parasites & Vectors. 14: 549.


Parker D.M., Bruckner T., Vieira V.M., Medina C., Minin V.N., Felgner P.L., Dratch A., Zahn M., Bartell S.M., Boden-Albala B. (2021). Predictors of Test Positivity, Mortality, and Seropositivity during the Early Coronavirus Disease Epidemic, Orange County, California, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2021 Oct.



Roberts T., Parker D.M., Bulterys P.L., Rattanavong S., Elliot I., Phommasone K., Mayxay M., Chansamouth V., Robinson M.T., Blacksell S.D., Newton P.N. (2021). A spatio-temporal analysis of scrub typhus and murine typhus in Laos; implications from changing landscapes and climate. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 15(8): e0009685.


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.


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. 


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.


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. 15(5): e0009372.).


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.


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.



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 NTD.


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


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. Coastal urbanization influences human pathogens and microdebris contamination in seafood. Science of the Total Environment.



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


Parker D.M. Humans, macaques, and malaria parasites in a shared and changing landscape. The Lancet Planetary Health 3(4): PE157-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. Potential herd protection against Plasmodium falciparum infections conferred by mass antimalarial drug administrations. eLife. 8:e41023.


Saita S., Silawan T., Parker D.M., Sriwichai P., Phuanukoonnon S., Sudathip P., Maude R.J., White L.J., Pan-ngum W. Spatial heterogeneity and temporal trends in malaria on the Thai–Myanmar border (2012–2017): a retrospective observational study. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 4(2): 62


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



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. The PAGODAS protocol: pediatric assessment group of dengue and Aedes saliva protocol to investigate vector-borne determinants of Aedes-transmitted arboviral infections in CambodiaParasites & Vectors    


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. Trends and birth outcomes in adolescent refugees and migrants from the Thailand-Myanmar border, 1986 – 2016: an observational study. [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. Wellcome Open Res 3:62 


Ya-umphan P., Cerqueria D., Cottrell G., Parker D.M., Fowkes F.J.I., Nosten F., Corbel V. Anopheles salivary biomarker as a proxy for estimating Plasmodium falciparum malaria exposure on the Thailand-Myanmar border. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 


#Landier J., #Parker D.M., Thu A.M., Lwin K.M., Delmas G., Nosten F.H., 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 



Tun S.T.T., von Seidlein L., Pongvongsa T., Mayxay M., Saralamba S., Kyaw S.S., 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 


#Srikanok S., #Parker D.M., Parker A.L., Lee T., Min A.M., Ontuwong P., Tan S.O., Sirinonthachai S., McGready R. 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. Anopheles salivary biomarker to assess human exposure to malaria vectors along the Thailand-Myanmar border. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 215(3): 396 - 404. 


Parker D.M., Landier J, Thu AM Lwin KM, Delmas G, Nosten FH, The Malaria Elimination Task Force Group. Scale up of a Plasmodium falciparum elimination program and surveillance system in Kayin State, Myanmar. [version 2; referees: 2 approved]. Wellcome Open Research 2:98 



Parker D.M., Landier J., Seidlein L.V., Dondorp A, White L, Handboonkunupakarn B., Maude R., Nosten F.H. 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. 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. Immunization coverage in migrant school children along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health: 18: 1038 – 1045. 


Parker D.M. Human migration and spatial synchrony: spatial patterns in temporal trends. Pp. 325-351, Chapter 16 in Recapturing space: new middle-range theory in spatial demography, edited by Frank M. Howell, Jeremy R. Porter and Stephen A. Matthews. Springer, New York, NY. 



Parker D.M., Carrara V.I., Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, McGready R., Nosten F.H. 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. Microgeography and molecular epidemiology of malaria at the Thailand-Myanmar border in the malaria pre-elimination phase. Malaria Journal: 14: 198.