Rapeepong Suphanchaimat

Rapeepong Suphanchaimat is an epidemiologist in the Thailand Ministry of Public Health and head of the Non-Thai Population Research Unit in the ministry's International Health Policy Program. He is a member of various committees and research projects on health systems and migrants and a guest lecturer in multiple universities. He has published over fifty papers in international peer-reviewed journals, fifteen papers in peer-reviewed domestic journals and twelve research reports. His main research areas are health econometrics, health services, human resources for health and health financing, as well as systems analyses on non-Thai populations (migrants and stateless people). Previously, he practised as a doctor near the Thai-Myanmar border. Rapeepong has a medical degree from Mahidol University, a specialty certificate on Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the Thai Medical Council, and a PhD in Public Health and Policy (focused on cross-border migrants in Thailand) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on a Thai National Health Security Office scholarship.

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