Our Trainees



Cohort 1 – 06/2020 – 05/2022



Dr. Rattima Sirihorachai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahidol University, Thailand

U.S. Mentor: Dr. Milisa Manojlovich

Thai Mentor: Dr. Yajai Sitthimongkol

Purpose of  training:

In Thailand, where approximately 1.3 million major surgeries are performed every year, patient safety is a central focus. The Institute of Hospital Quality Improvement and Accreditation of Thailand (HA) has developed Thai patient safety goals and given them the acronym “SIMPLE”. Patient safety goals specific to the Operating Room (OR) context include S, the first goal of HA called S means safe surgery. Although Thai hospitals emphasize and implement standard guidelines for patient safety during surgical procedures, adverse events still occur. For example, the prevention of inadvertently retained instruments or surgical sponges by the surgical team in surgical patients is one of the 10 objectives for safe surgery. Retained surgical items (RSI) continue to occur despite prevention strategies recommended by healthcare safety organizations. There is a growing body of literature addressing the intervention strategies to prevent RSIs; however, the results continue to vary across studies. There is a need to identify effective interventions that prevent RSIs in order to improve outcomes. Developing the effectiveness intervention can provide a best practice to decrease adverse events in the operating room and be able to generalized and impact to policy change in OR all over Thailand.

Biography:

Dr. Sirihorachai holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan.


Dr. Thitipong Tankumpuan

Mahidol University, Thailand

U.S. Mentor: Dr. Lenette Jones

Thai Mentor: Dr. Yajai Sitthimongkol

Purpose of  training:

Sexual dysfunction has been widely explored in western countries. More than a half of patients with heart failure reported the experience of sexual dysfunction. However, little is known about sexual dysfunction in patients with heart failure among Asian population. Asian culture believes that sex is a sensitive issue and a taboo subject according to culture and norm. In general population, the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in Asian found to be higher than Western population. Moreover, Asian with heart failure were younger and presented with higher functional class by the New York Heart Association than those of other continents. Therefore, sexual dysfunction become a significant issue that healthcare providers have to explore the influencing factors with sexual dysfunction and develop the intervention to address this problem to promote sexual function in patient with heart failure.

Biography:

Dr. Tankumpuan holds a PhD in Nursing from the Johns Hopkins University.




Cohort 2 – 06/2021 – 05/2023



Dr. Kusman Ibrahim

Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

U.S. Mentor: Dr. Erin Kahle

 

Indonesian Mentor: Dr. Yodi Christiani

 

 

 

Purpose of  training:

The potential research aims to utilize and manage the available big data platform to support the development of a social media-based intervention model in improving the health outcomes of people living with HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (PLHA). The benefits of this study are to strengthen the data management information system of HIV/AIDS and related health issues, social media-based intervention for prevention and care of HIV, and finally to improve health outcomes of people living with HIV (PLWH). This study will employ a research and development method which emphasizes a process used to develop and validate a product. It consists of studying research findings, developing the product, field testing, revising until the product meets the objectives.

Biography:

Dr. Ibrahim holds a PhD in Nursing from the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.


Dr. Andi Masyitha Irwan

Hasanuddin University, Indonesia

U.S. Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Potempa

Indonesian Mentor: Dr. Nugroho Abikusno

Purpose of  training:

My research area focuses on hypertension self-care especially on low-salt diets to prevent and manage hypertension among older people living in the community. In 2014, we conducted a survey among Indonesian older people and we found that the number of respondents who never limit their sugar and salt intake was especially surprising. An intervention program should be developed to limit salt intake Indonesian elderly because it might bring risk of hypertension. Therefore, in the following year, my research team member and I examined the efficiency of self-care and efficacy intervention to reduce and maintain a low salt diet in the community setting. In those our randomized trials study, we found that hypertension and prehypertension older people who received self-care and efficacy intervention, showing decrease in their salt intake as a way to control their blood pressure. However, those previous studies only involved small sample size and in urban areas. Further studies with larger sample size, various settings and longer follow-up are required to determine the broader effect of this program.

Biography:

Dr. Irwan holds a PhD in Nursing from Kanazawa University, Japan.


Dr. Patcharee Jaigarun

Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Sanpasithiprasong, Thailand

U.S. Mentor: Dr. Sarah Stoddard

Thai Mentor: Dr. Sanya Kenaphoom

Purpose of  training:

The long-term goal of my research is to decrease the prevalence of alcohol consumption among those adolescents. In the first step, my research interest is focused on alcohol consumption in minors, or more specifically, development of mindfulness program among Thai vocational students who are one of Thai adolescent groups. My proposal is developing mindfulness program to prevent alcohol consumption among Thai adolescents. My mentor is Dr. Sanya Kenaphoom, who has background about Buddha, community, policy, and public administration. I hope my mentor will support my study.

Biography:

Dr. Jaigrun holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Dr. Kedsaraporn Kenbubpha

Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Sanpasithiprasong, Thailand

U.S. Mentors: Drs. Lynae Darbes, Anthony King, David Fresco

Thai Mentor: Dr. Chatchawan Silpakit

Purpose of  training:

My training goals are to 1) enhance my theoretical approaches to the study of depression, 2) gain skills in developing the interventions to maximize reduction and prevention of recurrent depressive symptoms in people suffering from depression, and 3) build my evolving research program on depression. I believe the opportunity to be a fellow at UMICH will enhance my scholarship’s innovation and sophistication and prepare me to become a lead researcher in the field. Moreover, my research will increase access to the intervention, reduce and prevent recurrent depression in Thai people, and include people worldwide.

Career Development and Broad Impact of Fellowship
The postdoctoral fellowship would help me enhance my research skills in depression internationally at the postdoctoral level and advance my career. The seminars, courses, and academic participation in the School of Nursing at UMICH would enhance and broaden my training experiences by exposing me to new concepts, perspectives, and supplementary methods. These experiences would help me think critically about the connections among multiple determinants of depression and explore novel research questions in innovative ways.
Lastly, fellowship activities will prepare me to produce basic knowledge that will be used to guide intervention and policy efforts that promote and help people suffering from depression.

Biography:

Dr. Kenbubpha holds a PhD in Nursing from the The University of Newcastle, Australia.


Dr. Chinakorn Sujimongkol

Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Sanpasithiprasong, Thailand

U.S. Mentors: Drs. Ivo Dinov and Yi Li

Thai Mentor: Dr. Cholatip Pongskul

Purpose of  training:

I propose to conduct a large-scale population-based study (big data analytics) of chronic kidney disease CKD patients in the Thai population. Because the ultimate goal of CKD management is to prevent renal disease onset or disease progression, therefore, I think that it is necessary to seek out new and high quality sources of information on potential confounding factors, especially in the growing concern with environmental related health problems. This will help to to foster improvement in preventive and protective therapies for kidney disease care.

Biography:

Dr. Sujimonkol holds a Doctor of Public Health (Dr. P.H.) from Khon Kaen University, Thailand.


Dr. I Gede Putu Darma Suyas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahidol University, Thailand

U.S. Mentors: Drs. Jan Larson and Laura Struble

Indonesian Mentor: Prof. Dr. dr. R A Tuty Kuswardhani

Purpose of  training:

Currently, the risk factor scale of fall especially for older people living in the community is limited. Risk factor scale is essential to measure risk of falling. However, risk factor scale alone is not sufficient to better prevent fall. Further step is needed to develop a systematic approach to prevent fall among elderly by developing a clinical pathway based on the risk factor in the developed scale. This clinical pathway is the basic of self-care guideline to be used by older people and family to prevent falling at home. This current study is designed to develop and test :1) Risk factor scale of fall for older people living at home, and 2) A self-care guideline based on risk factor assessment to prevent fall for older people living at home. Five steps are essential: 1) Systematic literature review aimed to search and critically appraise literature around risk factor of fall among elderly living at home, 2) Development of risk factor scale, 3) Reliability and validity test of the scale, 4) Development of a self-care guideline based on risk factors in the developed scale, and 5) Evaluation of the self-care guideline.

Biography:

Dr. Suyasa holds a PhD in Nursing from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University (South
Australia).


Dr. Supaporn Trongsakul

School of Health Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chaing Rai, Thailand.

U.S. Mentor: Dr. Ben Hampstead

Thai Mentor: Dr. Nahathai Wongpakaran

Purpose of  training:

My post-doc study plan is to promote local people or village health volunteers to provide cognitive training programs to NCD older people with MCT state in the community. I also would like to find out whether the cognitive training program from Griffith (2020) if delivered by non-medical health professionals will give similar positive results compared with those delivered by health professionals. By integrating village health volunteers closer into the health system will not only support sustainability of the cognitive training in the community but also motivate older people themselves to constantly participate in the program. This study will be one of interventions designed to support the national policy of community-based long-term care for aging population.

Biography:

Dr. Trongsakul holds a PhD in Studies Allied to Medical Research, University of East Anglia (UEA), the United Kingdom.