Staff of Biostatistics and Computer Services Division


Kitti Sranacharoenpong, Ph.D.
E-mail : ksranach@gmail.com
 

 


Educational Qualifications:

  • 2009 Postdoctoral Fellow at Loma Linda University, USA (Environmental Nutrition)
  • 2009 PhD (Health Informatics); University of Waterloo, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Canada (Thesis: Application of learning technologies to support community-based health care workers and build capacity in chronic disease prevention in Thailand)
  • 2002 Certificate of completion: workshop series “The New Classroom: Engaging Students with online Activities” by Centre for Learning and Teaching Through Technology, University of Waterloo and Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 1998 Master of Science (Food and Nutrition for Development); Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand. (Thesis: The development of Thai food based dietary guidance: Quantification of food for daily consumption)
  • 1994 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition); Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand.

Professional Positions:

  • 2004-present Researcher Assistant University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2005-2007 Teacher Assistant at University of Waterloo, Canada Human Nutrition, Health Informatics
  • 1998-present Researcher Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand. Salaya, Phutthamonthon 4, Nakhon Pathom, 73170 Thailand.

Honors and Awards:

  • 2007-2009 Research Funding and scholarship from the Nestlé Foundation, Switzerland
  • 2004-2008 Outstanding International Student Award at the University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2004-2008 Scholarship for Outstanding International PhD. students
  • 2004-2007 President of Thai Student Association at the University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2002 Outstanding Government Staff Award of the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University

Research and Experiences:

  • 2003- 2004 Validation of Thai teenagers’ food portion estimation: A comparison of 2 measurement aids
  • 2003-2004 The study of sweet and snack consumption in Thai children
  • >2002-2005 The longitudinal study factors in Thai infants and pregnant women: develop and validate dietary assessment tools for early childhood
  • 2001-2004 Study on dietary pattern and breast milk quality among Thai lactating women for Food Based Dietary Guidelines of lactating women formulation
  • 2001-2004 The longitudinal study factors in Thai infants and pregnant women: develop and validate dietary assessment tools for Thai pregnant women
  • 2001-2003 The development of nutrients calculation software (INMUCAL) for Microsoft Window
  • 2000-2002 Healthy Thais project
  • 2000-2002 Food system in refugee camps in Thailand
  • 1999-2004 Development of local recipes for school lunch program, Border Patrol Police Primary Schools
  • 1999 Perception of Thai food guide model
  • 1998-2000 Field trials on the efficacy of iron and zinc supplementation on growth of infants in Thailand

Current Projects:

  • 2004-present Application of learning technologies to support community-based lay health care workers and build capacity in chronic disease prevention in Thailand

Publications and Presentions:

  1. Sranacharoenpong K, Hanning RM, Sirichakwkal PP, Chittchang U. Development, process and outcome evaluation of a diabetes prevention education program for community health care workers in Thailand. Abstract and poster presentation: Graduate Student Research Conference at University of Waterloo, Canada, April 27-30, 2009.
  2. Sranacharoenpong K, Hanning RM, Sirichakwkal PP, Chittchang U. Development, process and outcome evaluation of a diabetes prevention education program for community health care workers in Thailand. Journal of Education for Health, 2009 (submitted).
  3. Sranacharoenpong K, Hanning RM, Smitasiri S, Thongsukum S. Formative evaluation to develop a diabetes prevention program for lay health care workers in Thailand. Abstract and poster presentation: The 15th ICD, Yokohama, Japan, 2008.
  4. Prapaisri P Sirichakwal, Kitti Sranacharoenpong. Practical experience in development and promotion of food-based dietary guidelines in Thailand. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2008 ;17 Suppl 1 :63-5.
  5. Sranacharoenpong K, Hanning RM, Smitasiri S, Harrigan K, Richards L, McLaughlin J, Hutamai S. Application of learning technologies to support community-based lay health care workers and build capacity in chronic disease prevention in Thailand. Abstract and poster presentation: The 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion & Health Education, Vancouver, Canada, June 10-15, 2007.
  6. K Sranacharoenpong, R M Hanning, K Harrigan, B Ries, and M Richards. Using Interactive Technology to estimate portion size within Food Based Dietary Guidelines: a pilot study. Abstract and oral presentation: The Dietitians of Canada National Conference, Halifax, Canada, June 7-10, 2006.
  7. Emorn Wasantwisut, Pattanee Winichagoon, Chureeporn Chitchumroonchokchai, Uruwan Yamborisut, Atitada Boonpraderm, Tippawan Pongcharoen, Kitti Sranacharoenpong, and Wanphen Russameesopaphorn. Iron and Zinc Supplementation Improved Iron and Zinc Status, but Not Physical Growth, of Apparently Healthy, Breast-Fed Infants in Rural Communities of Northeast Thailand. Journal of Nutrition. 2006; 136: 2405- 11.
  8. Orapin Banjong, Andrea Menefee, Kitti Sranacharoenpong, et.al. Dietary assessment of refugees living in camps: A case study of Maela Camp, Thailand. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 2003;4: 360-7.
  9. Sranacharoenpong K, Wanijjakul C, Songthawee J. Development of nutrient calculation software: INMUCAL for Windows. Poster presented in the 5th International Conference on Dietary Assessment Method, Chiang Rai, Thailand, January 26-29, 2003.
  10. Banjong O, Sranacharoenpong K, Chittchang U, Menefee A, et.al. Dietary assessment of refugees living in camps; A case study of Mae La Camp, Thailand. Poster presented in the 5th International Conference on Dietary Assessment Method, Chiang Rai, Thailand January 26-29, 2003.
  11. Suttilak Smitasiri and Kitti Sranacharoenpong. Translating nutritional science into consumer action: developing and multiplying meaningful Food-Based Dietary Guideline messages. Presented at the National seminar and workshop on Food-Based Dietary Guidelines, Hanoi, Vietnam, November 15-16, 2001.
  12. Sirichakwal P P, Viriyapanich T, Sranacharoenpong K, Chittchang U. Thai flag food guide handbook, 1st edition. Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, 2001 (Thai).
  13. Sirichakwal P P, Viriyapanich T, Sranacharoenpong K, Chittchang U. Thai food based dietary guidelines handbook, 1st edition. Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, 2000 (Thai).
  14. Sranacharoenpong K, Sirichakwal P P, Viriyapanich T, Chittchang U. Reference nutritive value for Food Based Dietary Guidelines. Poster presented in the 4th International Conference on Dietary Assessment Method, Tucson, Arizona USA, September 17-20, 2000.
  15. Sranacharoenpong K, Sirichakwal P P, Viriyapanich T, Chittchang U, Smitasiri S. The development of Thai Food Based Dietary Guidance: quantification of food daily consumption. Poster presented at the 8th Asian Congress of Nutrition, Korea, 1999.
  16. Tontisirin K, Sirichakwal PP, Viriyapanich T, Sranacharoenpong K, Sinawat S, Damapong S, Bhattachaijee L. Development and promotion of Food Based Dietary Guidelines: The Thai Experience. Presented at the Food-Based Dietary Guidelines Workshop. Jordan, November, 1998.

Prepared for Publications:

  1. Sranacharoenpong K, Hanning RM, Jitnarin N. Formative evaluation to develop a diabetes prevention education program for lay health care workers in Thailand (submitted, 2009)
  2. Sranacharoenpong K, Hanning RM, Sirichawkwal PP, Harrigan K. Design of a diabetes prevention education program for community health care workers in Thailand: From theory to practice (submitted, 2009)
  3. Sranacharoenpong K, Hanning RM, Chittchang U. A diabetes prevention education program for community health care workers in Thailand: A randomized controlled trial (prepared, 2009)
  4. Sranacharoenpong K, Hanning RM. Formative evaluation with at-risk community members supports the need for a diabetes prevention education program for community health care workers (prepared, 2009)

Research Interests :

  1. Diet related Chronic Diseases (Obesity and Diabetes);
  2. Behavioral change;
  3. Nutrition education and;
  4. Health informatics.