- PhD Fellow
Chattiya Nitpolprasert is a social and behavioral researcher with expertise in working with key populations in Asia including men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women (TGW) and people living with HIV (PLHIV). Since 2010, her work at Adam’s Love Thailand and TemanTeman.org Indonesia has successfully harnessed communication technology to engage hard-to-reach, discreet and closeted MSM and TGW into early HIV testing and treatment in Southeast Asia and East Asia. She has extensive experience in designing innovative and culturally sensitive strategies implementing technology-based interventions and novel models in HIV service delivery to promote HIV testing and treatment uptake, and demonstrate the potential of eHealth for improving health outcomes among vulnerable populations and PLHIV.
Currently, she is pursuing PhD at the Department of Global Health, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam / Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jintanat Ananworanich and Prof. Dr. Peter Reiss. Her research focuses on assessing the HIV risks characteristics of Thai MSM and TGW seeking online HIV and sexual health support, identifying key barriers and needs in HIV care among MSM living with HIV, and evaluating the impact of online interventions for optimizing HIV care cascade.
A qualitative study of the impact of coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) on psychological and financial wellbeing and engagement in care among men who have sex with men living with HIV in Thailand. HIV Medicine. 2021 Oct 11; 10.111/hiv.13190. PMID: 34634181. PMCID: PMC8653254.
Implementation and impact of a technology-based HIV risk-reduction intervention among Thai men who have sex with men using “Vialogues”: a randomized controlled trial. AIDS Care. 2020 Mar; 32(3):394-405. PMID: 31154811. PMCID: PMC6885531.
Innovative strategies using communications technologies to engage gay men and other men who have sex with men into early HIV testing and treatment in Thailand. Journal of Virus Eradication. 2015 Apr; 1(2):111-115. PMID: 27482400. PMCID: PMC4946676.