Dr. KornkanokSarapirom is currently a Lecturer at the College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University. She specializes in Social Sciences and Humanities research and project management focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention and control, qualitative research and evaluation. For the past fifteen years, she has provided technical assistance and conducted international training courses for public health professionals from various countries. She is considered as a mixed blood between educator and sociologist.Before joining at the College of Religious Studies, Dr. Kornkanok served as a Lecturer at Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Ratchaburi for several years, and as a Community Education Specialist for International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) where she developed and conducted training and education programs for Tsunami affected communities in Southern Part of Thailand.She also worked as a researcher for Health System Research Project that was implemented under the collaborative between Ministry of Public Health and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerb, Belgium where she gained experiences on action research, community diagnosis and making connection with various organizations. Definitely, her research works mainly are qualitative studies with the application of such innovative techniques such as Grounded Theory, Ethnographic Study, and Focus Group Discussion. For about 12 years, Ms. Kornkanok had been experienced and worked at the International Relations and Training Section of Faculty of Public Health, and Asean Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University, Thailand. She organized and acted as a facilitator for various international short-training courses in a broader range of emphasis such as Health Promotion, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, Reproductive Health, Health Policy and Planning, Community-based Social Marketing, I E & C for Health Development, Urban Health, Field Epidemiology and Surveillance System and etc. Currently, Ms. Kornkanok is also an Executive Board for Thai DekLek Foundation (www.thaideklek.org), a US-based non-profit organization registered in New York, U.S.A.
- Ph.D., Research for Health Development, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2011
- M.A., Medical and Health Social Sciences, Mahidol University, Thailand, 1993.
- B.Ed., English Teaching, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1985.
- Research Interests: Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and Green Economy, Awareness Raising in various fields, Community-based Movement, Environmental Protection and Conservation.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCES & PUBLICATIONS:
American Journal of Scientific Research ISSN 1450-223X Issue 56 (2012), pp. 93-101© EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. 2012.
KornkanokMuangpratade, RatanaSomrongthong and SurasingWisrutaratna (2012). Steer Peer Mobilizer (SPM) Model for HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in MSM Hotspots, Chiang Mai Province.
A Study on Culture and Health Habits: Tobacco Control and Its Impact on Youth Smoking, 2005
A Journal of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Ratchaburi 12, 2 (July-December 2000: 32-37).
KornkanokMuangpratade. (2000). Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Support: Impact on Student Learning.
A Study on Management Factors Effect to Academic Quality of Nursing College under Phraboromarajanok Institute, Ministry of Public Health, 2000
A Focused Ethnographic Study on AIDS in Health Perspective among people with AIDS, 1998.
A Study on Tuberculosis Control in Urban and Industrial Areas (Industrial Laborers) of SamuthPrakarn Province, 1990
Evaluation of The Referral System between Private Clinics and Government Hospitals: A Case Study at Ayutthaya Province, 1993
A Focused Ethnographic Study in Tuberculosis Patients, Ubonratchathani Province. Disease Control Journal, 19(3), 14-22. (1993)
JintanaNgamvittayapong, and SomruedeeSarapirom (1993)