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Current research and program development projects (as of November 2017)

  • Knowledge, Perceived Stigma and Experiences of Doctors and Nurses Regarding Tuberculosis and Contact Investigation. Journal of Health Systems Research 2017; 11(4):516-528. (Thai with English tables) read abstract click here. For full paper!!
  • Retrospective-prospective study on host pathogen interaction in development and treatment response in tuberculosis in Chiang Rai (Sep.2017- Mar.2019)
  • Development of an operations manual and tools for enhancing the coverage of tuberculosis contact investigations and reducing their social burden and stigma. (Jan.2017-June 2018)
  • Analysis of Adherence and Treatment Outcomes of CARE call and DOTS system implementation in TB patients. (Sept.2016-Feb.2018)
  • Retrospective study of risk factor for tuberculosis incidence and mortality in people living with HIV, Chiang Rai, Thailand. (Dec.2016-Mar.2017)
  • Evaluation of Rapid Tuberculosis Culture and Drug Susceptibility Test through AutoMODS (Automated Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility) (Sept.2016- Nov.2017)
  • Pharmacogenomic study of anti-tuberculosis side effects.
  • Engaging  women organizations in supporting TB and TB/HIV patients with socio-economic disadvantage Click!!


Past projects (as of November 2017

  • Identification of blood transcriptional signature of active tuberculosis in Thai population
  • Improvement of diagnosis using urine test of detecting DNA fragment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • HIV cohort study and access to HIV and TB care Click!!
  • An operational research to explore interventions for reducing sodium intake among patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension in Muang District, Chiang Rai Province.
    • There are 3 abstracts.
      • Motivation and actions for successful salt reduction in patients with high risk of cardiovascular diseases. Click!!
      • Reasons of success and failure in salt reduction among patients with hypertension who received information about their level of urine sodium. Click!!
      • The role of video in salt reduction among patients with hypertension in Muang District, Chiang Rai. Click!!
  • Ensuring treatment adherence through "CARE (Connection, Affordable, Reminder, and Enabling) Box” Click!!
  • Operational research on development of Automated Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility for TB (AutoMODS) Click!!
  • Validation of Geno-Scholar tests for rapid identification an drug susceptibility of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis using cultures isolates and sputum of TB patients in Thailand
  • Intervention Trial on Prevention of Lifestyle Related Diseases in Muang District, Chiang Rai Thailand Abstract
  • Tuberculosis Detection by a Novel Low-cost System with Image Analysis usder Resource-limited Settings between 2011-2012
  • Gene-gene Interaction Analysis: Exploration for the Host-pathogen Interaction between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Homo sapiens 
  • Functional Study of the TB-associated Genes in Thai Population
  • Introduction of Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility Assay to Chiang Rai, highly TB/HIV Prevalence Area of Thailand Click!!
  • Identification of Tuberculosis susceptibility genes, immunology and environmental risks associated with tuberculosis recurrence and failure of tuberculosis treatment after standard short course chemotherapy Click!!  
  • Provincial TB –DST and TB/HIV surveillance Click!!