Research: My current research is on the history of malaria in Southeast Asia from the colonial period to the present. Part of my research looks into various current issues that have complicated the eradication of malaria in the region, especially Myanmar, including movement control of the border population, forest workers, vector control, civil war and conflict, funding, and drug resistance, etc., many of which have been historical problems. Compared to my previous research on the history of smallpox in Burma which was eradicated in 1969 (certified in 1977), the end of malaria involves a different set of issues.
Relevant publications include: The State of Vaccination: The Fight Against Smallpox in Colonial Burma. Published as part of the New Perspectives in South Asian History Series (24). (Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan. 2009)