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.
Honourable discharge from US Navy active duty, 1984-2006, with the rank of Captain, Medical Service Corps
Bailey K. Ashford Medal for outstanding work in the field of tropical medicine by the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Military Scientist of the Year
Councillor to the Helminthological Society of Washington
Vice President of the Tropical Medicine Association of Washington
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Scientific Achievement Award
Medical Parasitology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Master of Science, Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA