Professor Emerita, Epidemiology, School of Public Health.
Ph.D., Sociology, Brown University
Dr. Ford’s work is focused on social and behavioral aspects of the AIDS epidemic with a recent focus on Thailand. Here she is studying the AIDS risk behaviors of migrant workers as well as the sexual behavior of older adults. She is currently collaborating in an investigation of health, cognitive and physical functioning of women at midlife.
Select Aging Publications
Ford, Kathleen, Sureeporn Punpuing, and Melanie Abas. 2016. "Memory and the Reporting of Remittance in a Sample of Elderly Persons in Thailand." Journal of Population Ageing, 9(4): 305-313.
Ford, Kathleen, and Aphichat Chamratrithirong. 2012. "Midlife Sexuality among Thai Adults: Adjustment to Aging in the Thai Family Context." Culture and Sexuality, 16(2): 158-171. PMCID: PMC3347485.
Ford, Kathleen, M. Sowers, T.E. Seeman, G.A. Greendale, B. Sternfeld, and S.A. Everson-Rose. 2010. "Cognitive Functioning Is Related to Physical Functioning in a Longitudinal Study of Women at Midlife." Gerontology, 56(3): 250-258. PMCID: PMC2865491.
Ford, Kathleen, and A. Chamratrithirong. 2009. "First sexual experience and current sexual behaviour among older Thai men and women." Sexual Health, 6(3): 195-202. PMCID: PMC2877196.
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