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Research & Academic Services

Overview


The Faculty of Public Health's Office of International Programs is home to our international research centers that prioritize trans-disciplinary and cross-sectorial research into issues of eco-health, global health and development, and occupational-environmental health. Our research centers are dedicated public and global health issues facing Thailand, ASEAN and the world. Led by our experts, these programs are the intellectual foundation of our graduate education and academic services’ programs.

Global Health & Development


Our Center for Global Health and Development is a multidisciplinary research center that engages experts from across academic disciplines and professional sectors to help solve the critical global health and social development challenges of our time. The center conducts applied research and advocates the use of research findings to address health inequity at its roots within and across societies. Through our global collaborative network of experts, we also seek to strengthen capacity to conduct and utilize research.The trans-geopolitical nature of global health requires complementary approaches of strong national and global interventions, as well as commitments to both development and to global public goods. Given the interconnectedness and interdependency in population health across sectors, and actors, the public health sector can no longer deal with the emerging challenges on its own; health determinants require a healthy policy approach, network governance and public and private partnerships and accountability at all levels of governance. Finally, given the technical excellence and political commitment interface, public health can no longer be seen as a purely professional and technical endeavor. Consequently there is a need for concerted public health leadership based on an understanding of public health as a global, multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder enterprise.

One-Health & Eco-Health


Humans, animals, and the environment are linked by a complex web of systems. Understanding those systems to help improve the health and well-being of humans and animals as well as the quality of the environment is the goal of our One-Health/Eco-Health Research Center. Achieving understanding of those complex systems requires a transdisciplinary approach in which public health professionals, including bio-medical and veterinary scientists, closely collaborate with other disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, economics, and ecology.

Occupational & Environmental Health


Our Occupational and Environmental Health experts conduct research, and provide services through consultation and community partnership to improve occupational and environmental health and safety. Projects and services include occupational ergonomics; industrial hygiene; toxicology and health effects. Occupational health and safety (OHS) is linked to the dynamics of economic globalization. As the global market is increasing, the gap between developed and developing countries, occupational diseases, and injuries affects workers worldwide. OHS issues also become local in developed countries due to many factors, including untrained migrant workers in the informal sector, construction, and agriculture. Whereas environmental health research is directed at health problems that are related to environmental exposures and often transcend national boundaries, with a goal of improving health for all people by reducing the environmental exposures that lead to avoidable disease, disabilities and deaths.