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Dr. Suparat is Lecturer in the Department of Social and Environmental Medicine. She received her B.Sc. in Nursing from Boromarajonani College of Nursing Lampang, Thailand. She has a Master of Health Science in Environmental Health degree from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and a Ph.D. in Tropical Health Program from University of Queensland Australia. She pursued her postdoctoral research fellowship at Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine and Mahidol Vivax Research Unit, Mahidol University, Thailand.



Dr. Suparat has an extensive experience in conducting medical research in Papua New Guinea, Australia, and Thailand. Her expertise include social epidemiology, mixed-methods research, and health intervention evaluation. She has a strong background in conducting community infectious diseases evaluation projects in rural communities in Thailand. These include evaluation of intestinal infection among pre-school children, weaning practices and nutrition survey, dengue larval control practices in households, and school health promotion including dental health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Another focus of her research is the evaluation of community and health-system readiness for malaria elimination projects in Thailand and bordering countries.

Ongoing Research Project(s)

Research Name Funding Source
• Southeast Asia Malaria Research Center: ICEMR subaward number: 6123-1247-00-A The National Institute of Health (NIH)


2003 Ph.D. (Tropical Health Program) University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
1998 Master of Health Science (Environmental Health) Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
1990 Diploma of Nursing (equivalent to Bachelor of Science Nursing) Boromarajonani College of Nursing Lampang, Lampang, Thailand

Research of Expertise

  • Mixed methods research
  • Social epidemiology
  • Health intervention evaluation

Diseases Covered/Research Area

  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Dengue
  • Malaria
  • Nutrition
  • Pneumonia

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