Krit Pongpirul, MD, MPH, PhD
Dr. Krit Pongpirul received his Ph.D. from the Health Systems Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; an MPH from Harvard University; and an MD from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
He had been working as a director of a 30-bed community hospital, as a health systems researcher in the International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, and as a hospital surveyor in the Healthcare Accreditation Institute, Thailand. The experience in managing a small hospital in rural area triggered his interest in effective organizational management and public health interventions in limited resource settings. He has done a number of health policy and health systems research projects related to quality management system, hospital information system, bibliometric analysis, and primary health care, using both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
His involvement in RAD-AID started with enthusiastic interest in the vital link between radiology and public health. A systematic review methodology has been applied to identify a clearer overlapping scope between the two disciplines. This will lay a good foundation for further development of various projects beyond clinical boundary of radiology at individual level to the management of health issues at the population level.