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School of Nursing
Location: Welch Hall
Academic Rank : Assistant Professor
Dr. Ratanasiripong’s professional background is in maternal and newborn nursing, women’s health, health promotion, and management. In the past nine years, her work experiences have been in health promotion, leadership/quality assurance, and clinical research. Dr. Ratanasiripong is a certified clinical research coordinator. She participated in clinical trials as a sub-investigator and coordinator in HPV vaccine, HIV vaccine, HSV vaccine and treatment trials in the past 8 years.
Dr.Ratanasiripong has been teaching at CSUDH since 2012. Most students call her by "Dr.Nop".
Courses taught include:
BSN 306- Cultural Diversity and Health Care
BSN 400- Health Promotion and Teaching
MSN 502- Advanced Nursing Roles
MSN 530- Research Utilization in Advanced Nursing Practice
Based on her belief that health promoting behaviors should start before one encounters serious health problems, Dr. Ratanasiripong’s research interest involves physical and psychosocial health in young adult population. Her research focus on reduction sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates and STI-related health disparities among young women. Dr. Ratanasiripong also collaboratively works with other faculty in the U.S. and Thailand in order to assess and help nursing students deal with stress and life events by providing various interventions, including biofeedback.
Ratanasiripong, P., Wang, D.C, Ratanasiripong, N., Hayes J., Kaewboonchoo, O., & Kathalae, D. (under review). Development and cross-cultural validation of Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-Thai version. The Counseling Psychologist.
Ratanasiripong, N. (in press). Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Increases high-risk sexual behaviors—A myth or valid concern. The Journal of School Nursing.
Ratanasiripong, N., Chai, K. (2013). A concept analysis of attitude toward getting vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus. Nursing Research and Practice. Article ID 373805, 5 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/373805.
Ratanasiripong, N., Cheng, A.L., & Enriquez, M. (2013). What college women know, think, and do about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccine. The Vaccine, 31(10), 3170-3176.
Ratanasiripong, N. (2012). A review of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV vaccine related attitudes and sexual behaviors among college-aged women in the U.S. Journal of American College Health, 60(6), 461-470.
Ratanasiripong, P., Ratanasiripong, N., & Kathalae, D. (2012). Biofeedback Intervention for Stress and Anxiety among Nursing Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Scholarly Research Network. Article ID 827972, 5 pages, doi:10.5402/2012/827972.
Ratanasiripong, P., Burkey, H., & Ratanasiripong, N. (2009). Stress and substance use among Asian American and Latino college students. College Student Journal, 43(4), 1253-1259.
Rotchanapradit, T. (2000) Problem issues and factors related to critical thinking development in nursing. Journal of Nursing, Siam University, 1(1), 13-17.
Rotchanapradit, T., Lerdmaleewong, L., & Chareonpol, O. (2000). Effects of support and information giving on anxiety and satisfaction with nursing of women experiencing preterm labor. Journal of Nursing, Siam University, 1(1), 41-48.
Ratanasiripong, N. (presenting in May, 2014). Does HPV Vaccination Increase Unsafe Sex among College Women?—The Question to be Answered. Presentation at the American College Health Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. [peer-reviewed]
Ratanasiripong, P., Wang, C. D., Ratanasiripong, N., Hayes, J. A., Kaewboonchoo, O., & Kathalae, D. (presenting in March, 2014). Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS) – Thai Version: Translation and cross-cultural validation. Poster presentation at the 2014 Counseling Psychology Conference, Atlanta. [peer-reviewed]
Ratanasiripong, N. (September, 2013). What College Women Know, Think, and Do about Human Papillomavirus(HPV) and HPV Vaccine. Poster presentation at the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Denver. [peer-reviewed]
Ratanasiripong, N. (2013, May). Factors Related to HPV Vaccine Uptake Rate: Implications of Research Findings for Health Promotion Planning in Young Women. Podiumpresentation at the Joint 3rd Asian Conference on Occupational Health Nursing, 2013, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. [peer-reviewed]
Ratanasiripong, P., & Ratanasiripong, N. (2012, August). Randomized controlled trial for stress and anxiety management: Biofeedback -vs- mindfulness meditation. Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando. [peer-reviewed]
Ratanasiripong, P., Ratanasiripong, N, & Ceglowski, J. (2011, August). Biofeedback intervention for stress and anxiety management among nursing students in Thailand. Presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. [peer-reviewed]
Ratanasiripong, N. (2010, July). Attitudes toward Sexual Behaviors Among College Women: Concept Analysis. Poster presentation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Nursing Research Day, Kansas City, MO.
Burkey, H., Ratanasiripong, N., & Ratanasiripong, P. (2009, May). Measuring the impact of an innovative campus health education intervention program for students newly diagnosed with HPV. Presentation at the American College Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. [peer-reviewed]
Rotchanapradit, T. (1999). Effects of support and information giving on anxiety and satisfaction with nursing of women experiencing preterm labor. Presentation at the Perinatal Medical Association of Thailand Conference, Thailand.
2004 - Present Medical Psychosocial Education (MPE) Volunteer Program, Thailand
Role: Co-founder and clinician
Duties: Co-founded the Summer Volunteer program that provides medical, psychosocial, and educational assistance to the poor in small villages in Northeastern Thailand. Provide free medical care, basic treatment, prenatal care, postpartum care, and health education to adults and children. Health education includes diabetes, hypertension/stroke, STI and cervical cancer prevention. Establish need-based scholarship fund for young girls to pursue high school education. Mentor pre-med and pre-nursing students to develop their passion and career paths. See some photos below.
Honors & Awards
2013 Faculty Research and Creativity Activity Grant, California State University - Dominguez Hills ($10,000)
2011 Dissertation Research Grant, American Nurse Foundation ($3,500)
2011 Dissertation Research Grant, Pacific Coast College Health Association ($2,500)
2010-2012 Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program, California State University
2004 Achievement Award, Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences
2012 University of Missouri-Kansas City
- Ph.D. in Nursing
Emphasis: Health Promotion
1998 Mahidol University—Faculty of Medicine, Thailand
- Master of Nursing Science (MSN)
Emphasis: Maternity and Newborn Nursing
Minor: Teaching and Curriculum Development
1994 Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Nakornratchasima, Thailand
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
2005 University of Virginia, Charlottesville
- Certificate program in Research Ethics for Research Coordinators & Monitors
2003 University of Southern California-Keck School of Medicine
- Clinical training for primary care providers for HIV-infected patients
1995 Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Nakornratchasima, Thailand
- Teaching in Clinical nursing
Certification and Licensures
2005-Present Association of Clinical Research Professions
- Clinical Research Coordinator Certification
2001-Present California Board of Registered Nursing
- Registered Nursing License