Dr. Chitlada Areesantichai, Chulalongkorn University (CU), Dean of the College of Public Health Science. Dr. Chitlada Areesantichai completed a Doctoral Degree in Research for Health Development, Chulalongkorn University and has been trained in epidemiology and data processing at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), WHOCC for the Prevention and Control of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Curtin University, Perth, Australia. From November 2015 through April 2016, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Epidemiology, which is in both the College of Public Health and Professions and the College of Medicine, University of Florida (UF), U.S.A.
Professor Dr. Chitlada has experience in many research and academic areas i.e. alcohol, tobacco, substance and HIV/AIDS. She also conducts and oversees research in drug dependent populations, IVDUs, MSM and transgender populations. Her research focuses on cannabis, national household surveys to estimate drug and alcohol abuse, community action and alcohol harm reduction. Related to this, she initiated alcohol prevention and intervention models, including one of the most important alcohol intervention models--TGCBI. Her works have been published in national and international journals. She is a member of the Administrative Committee of the Substance Abuse Academic Network, Office of the Narcotics Control Board, Thailand. She has done a best practice project, "Money Box" to reduce harm from alcohol use, WHO SEARO. She is doing the project of cannabis study: Social and Sciences and legal system for security. In addition, Professor Dr. Chitlada is the Founding Director of the Chula HealthStreet model—a community engagement program modeled after that of the University of Florida’s HealthStreet, directed by Linda B. Cottler, Founding Director.