Dr. Saranath is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tropical Hygiene. She is involved in research in the Department and teaching at the Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine. She has an M.D. degree from Chulalongkorn University, a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from Mahidol University, Thailand, completed her Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the University of Maryland, and obtained a Certificate in Public Health Informatics from the University of Illinois, USA.



Dr. Saranath is an expert in malaria epidemiology and public-health informatics. Her research focuses on malaria elimination, particularly in low-transmission settings. She conducts malaria surveillance and population movement tracking along the Thai-Myanmar border, providing important information that influences the malaria-elimination policy and strategies in Thailand and neighboring countries. She also has broad experience in clinical and epidemiological studies of tropical diseases.

Ongoing Research Project(s)

Research Name Funding Source
• Countermeasures for COVID-19 in Non-medical Research
• การวิจัยเพื่อการบรรเทาผลกระทบที่เกิดจากการระบาดของโควิด 19
สำนักงานการวิจัยแห่งชาติ (วช.) ทุนโครงการ e-ASIA Joint Research Program
• การศึกษาระบาดวิทยาของพาหะเชื้อนิวโมคอคคัสในผู้สูงอายุชาวไทย จากความรู้พื้นฐานสู่นัยเชิงนโยบายระดับชาติ ทุนส่งเสริมพัฒนาบุคลากรวิจัยและนวัตกรรม ประเภทกลุ่มวิจัยขนาดเล็ก (MU-MiniRC)


2010 Certificate in Public Health Informatics University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
2009 Ph.D. (Epidemiology) University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
2003 Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) Mahidol University, Thailand
2000 M.D. (2nd class honors) Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Research of Expertise

  • Public Health Informatics
  • Tropical Diseases
  • Epidemiology

Diseases Covered/Research Area

  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Dengue
  • Malaria

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