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Dr. Krit Pongpirul

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
1873 Rama IV Road, Pathumwan

Brief Biography:

Dr.Krit Pongpirul received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He then worked in Cholburi province for 3 years as a director of Nong Yai Community Hospital, responsible for providing health services to 20,000 populations in the area. His quality improvement and research activities gave him an opportunity to work as a health system researchers and as a surveyor for Hospital Accreditation program. In 2005, he was offerred a Presidential Scholarship from Harvard University, USA, for his Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. With a doctoral scholarship from the Commission on Higher Education, he then received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, in 2011. His dissertation is titled “Hospital Coding Practice, Data Quality, and DRG-based Reimbursement under the Thai Universal Coverage Scheme.”


Academic positions:

Faculty, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Head, Health Insurance Coordinating Center, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

Adjunct Faculty, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Director of Public Health, RAD-AID International


Research interests:

Health Systems Research, DRG, Hospital Management, Primary Health Care, Quality of Care


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