Dr. Thiamwong’s research focus is on healthy aging, fall prevention in older adults and aging education. Her published research has largely focused on the health of older adults in rural communities in her native Thailand, and include the development of a fall risk assessment test for community-dwelling elderly and a healthy aging model for rural older adults. She also has research interests in health disparities, minority health and cross-cultural instrumentation.
In 2013, Thiamwong established a research group of multidisciplinary providers interested in gerontology and geriatrics care. The group, which she was a founding chair, focused on rural older adult health and was funded with a grant from the Institute of Research and Development in Thailand. Her community service also includes volunteering at vaccine clinics, health education and health screening events.
Thiamwong has been a nurse educator for 20 years. She began her clinical and academic career in Thailand, and most recently was an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Henderson State University in Arkansas.
She has a nursing and midwifery diploma, MSN in adult nursing and PhD in nursing from universities in Thailand. She completed a predoctoral visiting fellowship at the Institute for Health and Aging, University of California San Francisco School of Nursing.
- PhD, Mahidol University
- Certificate for Conceptualizing and Measuring Healthy Aging, University of California
- MSN, Mahidol University
- BSN w/ Honor, Boromarajonani College of Nursing