Research

Current research and program development projects (as of February 2020)

  • The Development of Multi-sectoral Approaches to End TB in Municipality and Central District (1st year) (June 2019 – June 2020)
  • Retrospective-prospective study on host pathogen interaction in development and treatment response in tuberculosis in Chiang Rai (Sep. 2017-present)
  • Cohort study of tuberculosis patients and their household contacts in Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, Chiang Rai, Thailand (2017-present)
  • Pharmacogenomic study of anti-tuberculosis side effects. (2012-present) Article 1/ Article 2
  • Engaging  women organizations in supporting TB and TB/HIV patients with socioeconomic disadvantage (2009) Click for Book and Click for Abstract

Past projects (as of February 2020)

  • Development of an operations manual and tools for enhancing the coverage of tuberculosis contact investigations and reducing their social burden and stigma.(2017-2018) Executive summary/ Final report/ Abstract/ Article 1/ Article 2/ Article 3
  • Risk factor for tuberculosis incidence and mortality in people living with HIV, Chiang Rai, Thailand (2016-2017) Article
  • Evaluation of Rapid Tuberculosis Culture and Drug Susceptibility Test through AutoMODS (Automated Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility) (2019) Final report (in Thai only)
  • Effectiveness Evaluation of CARE-call System on Medication Adherence and Reduction of Default Rate in Tuberculosis (2016 – 2018) Click for abstract/ Click for final report (in Thai only) 
  • Identification of blood transcriptional signature of active tuberculosis in Thai population (2012-2015) Article
  • Improvement of diagnosis using urine test of detecting DNA fragment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (2010-2017)
  • An operational research to explore interventions for reducing sodium intake among patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension in Muang District, Chiang Rai Province. (2014-2016)
    • Motivation and actions for successful salt reduction in patients with high risk of cardiovascular diseases Abstract
    • Reasons of success and failure in salt reduction among patients with hypertension who received information about their level of urine sodium Abstract
    • The role of video in salt reduction among patients with hypertension in Muang District, Chiang Rai. Abstract
  • Ensuring treatment adherence through “CARE (Connection, Affordable, Reminder, and Enabling) Box” (2013) Article
  • Evaluation of impact of tuberculosis screening and prevention on TB morbidity and mortality for people living with HIV registered at adult day care center in Chiang Rai province (2012 – 2014) Article 1/ Article 2
  • Development and validation of MODS image-analytical automated system for TB diagnosis via sputum culture. (2011-2012)
  • TB Host Pathogen Study (2010-2013)
  • Validation of Geno-Scholar tests for rapid identification an drug susceptibility of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis using cultures isolates and sputum of TB patients in Thailand (2012-2013)
  • Intervention Trial on Prevention of Lifestyle Related Diseases in Muang District, Chiang Rai Thailand (2011-2013)
  • Functional Study of the TB-associated Genes in Thai Population (2010-2013) Article 1 / Article 2
  • Prospective evaluation of simply modified MODS assay: an effective tool for TB diagnosis and detection of MDR-TB. (2012) Article
  • Identification of Tuberculosis susceptibility genes, immunology and environmental risks associated with tuberculosis recurrence and failure of tuberculosis treatment after standard short course chemotherapy (2007-2012) Article
  • Provincial TB –DST and TB/HIV surveillance  (1996 -2012) Article