In the last few years, Dr. Ford's research has focused on several areas. First, she has conducted research on social and behavioral aspects of the AIDS epidemic in Thailand. A second area is the association of cognitive and physical functioning at midlife. A third area is migration in Southeast Asia and its associaiton with health and household welfare.
Recently, I have taught courses at Mahidol University in Bangkok on AIDS, longitudinal data analysis, and program evaluation. I have also taught a seminar on AIDS research at Michigan.
B.A., Mathematics, Boston College, 1971
Ph.D., Sociology/Population Studies, Brown University, 1975
Research Interests & Projects
Dr. Ford's current research includes several areas. Her research includes social and behavioral aspects of the AIDS epidemic with a recent focus on Thailand. Here she is studying the AIDS risk behaviors of migrant workers as well as the sexual behavior of older adults. A second area includes women's health at midlife where she is conducting an investigation of cognitive and physical functioning at midlife. A third area is migration, health and household welfare in Thailand.
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Ford, Kathleen, Aphichat Chamratrithirong (2012). Cross border migrants: Duration of residence and susceptibility to HIV infection. Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care., 8, 127-134.
Ford, Kathleen, Aphichat Chamratrithirong (2012). Midlife Sexuality among Thai Adults: Adjustment to Aging in the Thai Family Context. Culture and Sexuality, 16, 158-171.
Ford K, Sowers MF, Seeman T, Greendale G, Everson S (2010). Cognitive and Physical Functioning are Related in a longitudinal Study of Women at Midlife. Gerontology
Ford K, Chamratrithirong A (2009). First Sexual Exoerience and Current Sexual Behavior among Older Thai Adults Sexual Health, 6(3), 195-202.
Ford K, Jampaklay A, Chamratrithirong A (June, 2009). Remittances and Household Wealth in Kanchanaburi, Thailand Asia Pacific Migration Review
Ford, K., Chamratrithirong, A." (2008). Migrant Seafarers and HIV Risk in Thai Communities AIDS Education and Prevention, 20(5), 454-463.
Sasiwongsaroj, K., Sethaput, C., Ford, K. (2008). Child Mortality Inequality between Thais and Hilltribes in Thailand: Study from Population and Housing Census 2000. Journal of Population and Social Studies, 16(2), 143-164.
Ford, K., Chamratrithirong, A. (2007). Sexual Partners and Condom Use of Migrant Workers in Thailand AIDS and Behavior, 11, 905-912.
Sawtri, A., Sumantera, G., Wirawan, D.N., Lehman, E., Ford, K. (2006). Drug User's Experience of HIV Testing in Bali, Indonesia. AIDS Care, 577-588.
Ford, K., Hosegood, V. (2005). AIDS Mortality and the Mobility of Children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Demography, 42, 757-768.
Population Association of America
International AIDS Society
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population