Thailand Seed Grants

Global Health Seed Grants for research in Thailand support partnerships between faculty from the University of Minnesota and institutions in Thailand, pursuing global health research.

These projects will forge new collaborative research efforts between the University of Minnesota and a variety of institutions in Thailand, building on the strength of ongoing studies and paving the way for increased student engagement in research.

2019 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

2019 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

Erica Schorr, UMN School of Nursing: Use of a wearable device to examine the relationships among physical activity, sedentary time and glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes in Thailand: A pilot study. Co-PI: Wantana Maneesriwongul, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. Bangkok, Thailand.

Ruby Nguyen, UMN School of Public Health: The 30 Years Cohort Study on the Relationship Between Low Birth Weight and Metabolic Syndrome. Co-PI: Kittipan Rerkasem, Research Institute for Health Sciences (RIHES), Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

2018 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

2018 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

Cardiovascular disease risk factors among transgender persons in Thailand
Ryan Demmer, UMN School of Public Health. Co-investigators: Kanokwan Kulprachakarn, Kittipan Rerkasem, and Sakaewan Ounjaijean, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Building the evidence base to ensure achieving UHC drives healthy ageing. A pan-Asian ageing and health data harmonization project
Beth Virnig, UMN School of Public Health. Co-investigator: Paul Kowal, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

2017 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

2017 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

Identifying opportunities to improve the effectiveness of rabies control programs in Thailand using geographical analysis and multi-sectoral policy engagement tools
PI: Kaylee M. Errecaborde. Co-investigators: Anuwat Wiratsudakul, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok;  Ong-orn Prasarnphanich, USAID EPT2: One Health Workforce Project; Andres Perez, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota.

Seroprevalence of flaviviruses and risk factors for infection among long-term expatriates in Thailand
PI: Katie Anderson. Co-investigators: Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Travel Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok; Parichat Salee, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Chiang Mai University.