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

  • 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




Past projects (as of January, 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
  • An operational research to explore interventions for reducing sodium intake among patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension in Muang District, Chiang Rai Province.Abstract
  • TB Host  Pathogen Study
  • 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
  • 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
  • Functional Study of the TB-associated Genes in Thai Population
  • Identification of Tuberculosis susceptibility genes, immunology and environmental risks associated with tuberculosis recurrence and failure of tuberculosis treatment after standard short course chemotherapy