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Kathleen Ford

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Professor Emerita, Epidemiology, School of Public Health.

Ph.D., Brown University

Dr. Ford’s work is focused on social and behavioral aspects of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and in Asia. Her work includes behavioral research on factors related to risk-taking behaviors as well as interventions to reduce the risk of HIV infection among high-risk groups. Her recent research has focused on Thailand, where she has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Population and Social Research at Mahidol University. This work has included studies on AIDS risk among migrants and older adults, AIDS and aging, migration and household welfare, and more recently, the well being of the Muslim minority population in Thailand.

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Journal Articles

Ford, Kathleen, Aree Jampaklay, and Aphichat Chamratrithirong. 2017. "Mental health in a conflict area: Migration, economic stress and religiosity in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand." International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 63(2): 91-98. DOI. Abstract.

Ford, Kathleen, and Charamporn Holumyong. 2016. "HIV Testing and Cross Border Migrant Vulnerability: Social Integration and Legal/Economic Status Among Cross Border Migrant Workers in Thailand." AIDS and Behavior, 20(4): 919-927. DOI. Abstract.

Ford, Kathleen, Sureeporn Punpuing, and Melanie Abas. 2016. "Memory and the Reporting of Remittance in a Sample of Elderly Persons in Thailand." Journal of Population Ageing, 9(4): 305-313. DOI. Abstract.

Ford, Kathleen, and Aree Jampaklay. 2015. "Segmented Assimilation: A Comparison of the Factors Related to the Adjustment of Domestic and International Muslim Migrants to Bangkok." Journal of Population and Social Studies, 23(1). DOI. Abstract.

Ford, Kathleen, A. Chamratrithirong, K. Apipornchaisakul, P. Panichapak, and T. Pinyosinwat. 2014. "Social Integration, AIDS Knowledge and Factors Related to HIV Prevention Among Migrant Workers in Thailand." AIDS and Behavior, 18(2): 390-397. DOI. Abstract.

Ford, Kathleen, and Aphichat Chamratrithirong. 2012. "Midlife Sexuality among Thai Adults: Adjustment to Aging in the Thai Family Context." Culture and Sexuality, 16(2): 158-171. PMCID: PMC3347485. DOI. Abstract.

Ford, Kathleen, and Aphichat Chamratrithirong. 2012. "Cross border migrants: Duration of residence and susceptibility to HIV infection." International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 8(3): 127-133. DOI.

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