Dr. Suwalee Worakhunpiset is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Environmental Medicine. She completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing, M.Sc. in Technology of Environmental Management, and Ph.D. in Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University, Thailand. She is involved in research in the department and teaching at the Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine.



Dr. Suwalee’s research expertise are environmental health and toxicology, environmental management, and health risk assessment. Examples of her research work is the evaluation of the effects of climate change on gastro-intestinal infectious diseases, which involved predicting how environmental factors (e.g. humidity, temperature, precipitation) impact upon patterns and virulence of infectious gastrointestinal diseases. Another example is the assessment of the health risk from exposure to harmful agents in the environment including the assessment of carcinogenic potential of chemicals release from plastic food containers and packaging through cell transformation assay. She is also experienced in risk assessment of TB infection from the environment. Her research promotes public awareness about human health risks from toxic chemicals and other issues in the environment (eg. water and air pollution).

Ongoing Research Project(s)

Research Name Funding Source
• ผลเชิงป้องกันของโกฐจุฬาลัมพา (Artemisia vulgaris L.) ในการยับยั้งการก่อกลายของเซลล์เป็นเซลล์มะเร็ง สำนักงานพัฒนาการวิจัยการเกษตร (สวก.)


2004 Ph.D. (Trop. Med), Faculty of Tropical Medicine Mahidol University, Thailand
1996 M.Sc. (Technology of Environmental Management), Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies Mahidol University, Thailand
1991 B.N.S., Faculty of Nursing Mahidol University, Thailand

Research of Expertise

  • Environmental health and toxicology
  • Environmental management
  • Health risk assessment

Diseases Covered/Research Area

  • Environmental related diseases

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