Research

Current research and program development projects (as of February 2018)

  • Retrospective-prospective study on host pathogen interaction in development and treatment response in tuberculosis in Chiang Rai (Sep. 2017-Mar.2019)
  • Cohort study of tuberculosis patients and their household contacts in Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, Chiang Rai, Thailand (2017-2019)
  • Retrospective-prospective study on host pathogen interaction in development and treatment response in tuberculosis in Chiang Rai (2017-2019)
  • Development of an operations manual and tools for enhancing the coverage of tuberculosis contact investigations and reducing their social burden and stigma.(2017-2018)
  • Pharmacogenomic study of anti-tuberculosis side effects. (2012)
  • Engaging  women organizations in supporting TB and TB/HIV patients with socioeconomic disadvantage (2009) ClickforBook and ClickforAbstract

Past projects (as of February 2018)

    • Ensuring treatment adherence through “CARE-BOX (Connection, Affordable, Reminder, and Enabling) ” (2016-2018) 
    • Knowledge, Perceived Stigma and Experiences of Doctors and Nurses Regarding Tuberculosis and Contact Investigation (2017) Click!!
  • Evaluation of Rapid Tuberculosis Culture and Drug Susceptibility Test through AutoMODS (Automated Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility) (2013) Click!!
  • Operational research on development of Automated Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility for TB (AutoMODS) (2015-2016)
  • 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) Abstract
    • 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” (2013) Click!!
  • Identification of blood transcriptional signature of active tuberculosis in Thai population (2012-2015)
  • Improvement of diagnosis using urine test of detecting DNA fragment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (2010-2017)
  • 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)
  • HIV cohort study and access to HIV and TB care (1996-2012) Click!! 
  • Intervention Trial on Prevention of Lifestyle Related Diseases in Muang District, Chiang Rai Thailand (2011-2013)
  • Impact of Weight change in HIV positive and HIV negative TB patients, Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Development and validation of MODS image-analytical automated system for TB diagnosis via sputum culture. (2011-2012)
  • Functional Study of the TB-associated Genes in Thai Population Click!!
  • 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 (2007-2012)
  • Prospective evaluation of simply modified MODS assay: an effective tool for TB diagnosis and detection of MDR-TB. (2012) Click!!
  • Provincial TB –DST and TB/HIV surveillance  (1996 -2012) Click!!