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Kathleen Ford

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Adjunct Lecturer, Epidemiology.

Research Scientist, Epidemiology.

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.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

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.

Ford, Kathleen, M. Sowers, T.E. Seeman, G.A. Greendale, B. Sternfeld, and S.A. Everson-Rose. 2010. "Cognitive Functioning Is Related to Physical Functioning in a Longitudinal Study of Women at Midlife." Gerontology, 56(3): 250-258. PMCID: PMC2865491. DOI. Abstract.

Ford, Kathleen, and A. Chamratrithirong. 2009. "First sexual experience and current sexual behaviour among older Thai men and women." Sexual Health, 6(3): 195-202. PMCID: PMC2877196. Abstract.

Ford, Kathleen, A. Jampaklay, and A. Chamratrithirong. 2009. "The Impact of Circular Migration and Remittances on Relative Household Wealth in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand." Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 18(2): 283-301. Abstract.

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