Bussarawan (Puk) Teerawichitchainan holds joint appointments as Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Co-Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research. Her current research examines the roles of family, policy, and social structure in explaining the well-being of older persons in the Asia Pacific region, particularly Southeast Asia. This includes an ongoing study funded by the National Institute on Aging on the long-term impacts of war and trauma exposure on health and wellbeing of older Vietnamese survivors in northern Vietnam.

Prior to joining NUS, Puk was Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University where she served as Associate Dean (Research) during 2016-17. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. She was a past fellowship recipient of Fulbright, the Social Science Research Council, RAND, and the Population Council.

Email: puk@nus.edu.sg

Recent publications:

Teerawichitchainan, B., Pothisiri, W., Knodel, J. & Prachuabmoh, V. (2019). Thailand’s Older Persons and Their Well-being: An Update Based on the 2017 Survey of Older Persons in Thailand. Chiangmai, Thailand: HelpAge International East Asia and Pacific Regional Office. http://ageingasia.org/thailand-older-persons-wellbeing-2019/

Teerawichitchainan, B., Prachuabmoh, V., & Knodel, J. (2019). Productive aging: Comparative analysis between Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Social Science & Medicine, 221, 161-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.09.053

Knodel, J., Teerawichitchainan, B., & Pothisiri, W. (2018). Caring for Thai older persons with long-term care needs. Journal of Aging and Health, 30(10), 1516-1535. DOI: 10.1177/0898264318798205

Teerawichitchainan, B. & Knodel, J. (2018). Long-term care needs in the context of poverty and population aging: The case of older persons in Myanmar. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 33(2), 143-162. DOI: 10.1007/s10823-017-9336-2