Faculty Profile

Kathleen  Ford, PhD

Kathleen Ford, PhD

  • Research Scientist Emeritus, Epidemiology
  • Research Affiliate Emeritus, Population Studies Center
  • Faculty Associate Emeritus, Southeast Asian Studies center
  • M5166 SPH II
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

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. 

  • B.A., Mathematics, Boston College, 1971
  • PhD, Sociology/Population Studies, Brown University, 1975

  • 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.

  • 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 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. 127-134.
  • Ford, Kathleen, Aphichat Chamratrithirong (2012). Midlife Sexuality among Thai Adults: Adjustment to Aging in the Thai Family Context. Culture and Sexuality 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 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 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 143-164.
  • Ford, K., Chamratrithirong, A. (2007). Sexual Partners and Condom Use of Migrant Workers in Thailand AIDS and Behavior 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.

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