Kathleen Ford, Ph.D.

Kathleen Ford

Research Scientist, Epidemiology

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center

Faculty Associate, Southeast Asian Studies center

M5166 SPH II      Vcard icon
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: (734) 994-7391; Fax: (734) 998-6837

E-mail: kford@umich.edu

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

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. 

Courses Taught

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. A second area is migration, health and household welfare in Thailand.  A third area is the welfare of the Muslim minority population in Thailand in Bangkok and the southern provinces.

Selected Publications

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Ford Kathleen, Chamratrithirong Aphichat, Apipornchaisakul Kanya, Panichapak Promboon, Pinyosinwat T (2014). Social integration, AIDS Knowledge and factors related to HIV prevention among migrant workers in Thailand AIDS and Behavior, 18(2), 390-397.

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.

Professional Affiliations

Population Association of America
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

Recent News Items

  • "Reports outline HIV/AIDS study results from University of Michigan," Pharma Investments, Ventures & Law Weekly, December 16, 2007