Kevin Baird.

Professor J. Kevin Baird

Director of OUCRU Indonesia

Professor Kevin Baird, BSc, MSc, PhD, FASTMH, is the Director of OUCRU Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Professor of Malariology at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Expertise

Kevin served 22 years on active duty in the US Navy Medical Service Corps as a Microbiologist specializing in malaria prevention, control, treatment, epidemiology, and immunology research.

He has long focused on Plasmodium vivax malaria, in particular on the problems of G6PD deficiency and cytochrome P-450 2D6 pharmacogenetics regarding the toxicity and efficacy of primaquine therapy against relapse of that species. His laboratory undertakes clinical trials of therapies against relapse of P. vivax, principally in Indonesian soldiers but also in village settings, in addition to laboratory and field studies of G6PD deficiency biochemistry, diagnostics, and epidemiology.

 

Timeline

Medals

  • Navy Humanitarian Service Medal (2004, 2005)
  • Navy Meritorious Service Medal (1999, 2003, 2005)
  • Navy Achievement Medal (1996)
  • Navy Commendation Medal (1996, 2005)
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1988)

2006

Honourable discharge from US Navy active duty, 1984-2006, with the rank of Captain, Medical Service Corps

2005

Bailey K. Ashford Medal for outstanding work in the field of tropical medicine by the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

1987

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Military Scientist of the Year

1986

Councillor to the Helminthological Society of Washington

1985

Vice President of the Tropical Medicine Association of Washington

1984

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Scientific Achievement Award

PhD

Medical Parasitology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

MSc.

Master of Science, Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

BSc.

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Publications

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Sri Riyati Sugiarto, J Kevin Baird, Balbir Singh, Iqbal Elyazar, Timothy M E Davis
Malar J
November 14, 2022
DOI: 10.1186/s12936-022-04366-5
Ihsan Fadilah, Bimandra A. Djaafara, Karina D. Lestari, Sri B. Fajariyani, Edi Sunandar, Billy G. Makamur, Beeri Wopari, Silas Mabui, Lenny L. Ekawati, Rahmat Sagara, Rosa N. Lina, Guntur Argana, Desriana E. Ginting, Maria E. Sumiwi, Ferdinand J. Laihad, Ivo Mueller, Jodie McVernon, J. Kevin Baird, Henry Surendra, Iqbal R.F. Elyazar
Lancet
August 4, 2022
DOI: 10.1016/j.lansea.2022.100051
ISARIC Clinical Characterization Group; Esteban Garcia-Gallo, Laura Merson, Kalynn Kennon, Sadie Kelly, Barbara Wanjiru Citarella, Daniel Vidali Fryer, Sally Shrapnel, James Lee, Sara Duque, Yuli V Fuentes, Valeria Balan, Sue Smith, Jia Wei, Bronner P Gon%E7alves, Clark D Russell, Louise Sigfrid, Andrew Dagens, Piero L Olliaro, Joaquin Baruch, Christiana Kartsonaki, Jake Dunning, Amanda Rojek, Aasiyah Rashan, Abi Beane, Srinivas Murthy, Luis Felipe Reyes
Sci Data
July 30, 2022
DOI: 10.1038/s41597-022-01534-9
Rintis Noviyanti, Kelly Carey-Ewend, Leily Trianty, Christian Parobek, Agatha Mia Puspitasari, Sujata Balasubramanian, Zackary Park, Nicholas Hathaway, Retno A S Utami, Saraswati Soebianto, Jeny Jeny, Frilasita Yudhaputri, Aditya Perkasa, Farah N Coutrier, Yusrifar K Tirta, Lenny Ekawati, Bagus Tjahyono, Inge Sutanto, Erni J Nelwan, Herawati Sudoyo, J Kevin Baird, Jessica T Lin
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
July 22, 2022
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010648
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