Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan

Australian National University, Australia


Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan multidisciplinary background combined degrees are in economics, international development, and epidemiology and population health. Dr. Yiengprugsawan is currently a Research Fellow working with the Thai Cohort Study (funded by the Wellcome Trust UK and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council). Before joining the ANU, Dr. Yiengprugsawan worked as Associate Migration Policy Officer at the International Organization for Migration (Geneva, 2002‐2005) drafting various policy papers, contributing to statistics for the World Migration Report, and coordinating the 3‐volume training manual: Essentials of Migration Management. Since her Ph.D. degree conferral in 2009, Dr. Yiengprugsawan published on health service equity and social determinants of health (Health Policy Plan, Ann Epidemiol, Health & Place); other collaborative works include oral health quality of life copublished with Chulalongkorn University (BMC Oral Health, Health Qual Life) and injury prevention with the Monash Injury Research Institute team (BMJ Open, PLoS One, Accid Anal Prev). Dr. Yiengprugsawan also contributed to analyses of large cohort studies, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (BMC Pediatrics, Int J Pediatrics) and 45 and Up Study of older Australians (BMC Public Health). In August 2014, Dr. Yiengprugsawan has been awarded an APO Fellowship (Asia‐2005Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Health Policy ‐2005 WHO Office for the Western Pacific Region). As an APO Fellow, Dr. Yiengprugsawan will work on the APO regional policy study Health system responses to the burden of noncommunicable disease in three middle‐2005income Asian countries with rapidly ageing populations.

Biography Updated on 24 October 2014

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