NAME: Assistant Professor Usaneya Perngparn, Ph.D.
POSITION: Director, Drug Dependence Research Center
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Drug Dependence
College of Public Health Sciences – Chulalongkorn University
Research Interest: drug/substance use; alcohol drinking, HIV/AIDS; risk populations e.g. sex
workers, Transgender, conscripts, prisoners, etc.
Summary of Experience:
Assistant Professor Dr. Usaneya Perngparn, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre
completed a Doctoral Degree in Research for Health Development, Chulalongkorn
University. She received 2 Master’s Degrees in Demography at Chulalongkorn University and
in Population Research at University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, where she had training
at Addiction Centre.
Having close collaboration with national/international levels, she has given
counselling and training in drug/alcohol, training analysis needs and data management. She
had a long-time contribution to the Ministry of Public Health in compiling and processing
national drug dependent treatment records. Her research areas are on sociocultural context
of risk-taking behaviors among women and transgender sex workers, evaluation of drug
dependence treatment system and the multi-sector community development projects to
reduce opium cultivation and use in hill-tribal communities, indigenous Buddhist temple
treatment of drug dependence and methadone treatment. She conducts and oversees
research in alcohol, substance abuse, HIV risk, and prevention. Her works are published in
many international journals.