Leo B. slater, Ph.D.

Leo Slater received a Stetten Fellowship from 2003-2004, during which time he studied malaria research at NIAID/NIH to understand the evolution of anti-malaria program during and after World War II.  Slater traced how NIH administrators mobilized their wartime experiences in malaria research to shape the post-war NIH.  He also explored how malaria research conducted at NIAID was later incorporated into malaria chemotherapy and immunology and led both diagnostic and vaccine-related strands, Slater connects both organizational and programmatic themes that span the twentieth century of US Malaria research.

Slater received his PhD in History from Princeton University. His current position is Historian at the Naval Research Laboratory.

Selected Publications:

War and Disease: Biomedical Research on Malaria in the Twentieth Century (Rutgers University Press, 2009). 

“Malarial Birds: Modeling Infectious Human Disease in Animals,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 2005, 79:261-294

“Malaria Chemotherapy and the ‘Kaleidoscopic’ Organization of Biomedical Research during World War II,” Ambix, Vol. LI, No. 2. July 2004, 107-134.

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Last updated: 29 March 2012
First published: 2 February 2005
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