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Bussarawan Puk Teerawichitchainan  

Associate professor of Sociology at Singapore Management University

Bussarawan Puk Teerawichitchainan is associate professor of sociology and Lee Kong Chian Fellow at the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University. She is currently a visiting scholar at Chulalongkorn University’s College of Population Studies.

Her recent research addresses a variety of topics related to population aging, family and intergenerational relationships, and health and the well-being of older persons in the context of South-east Asia (particularly Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) as well as from a comparative, cross-national perspective.

Her ongoing research projects include a study that examines how cross-border migration affects Myanmar grandparents caring for grandchildren. Another project investigates the long-term impacts of war exposure on health and the later life course of Vietnamese war survivors in Vietnam. Her research has been funded by various agencies including Singapore’s Ministry of Education and the National Institutes of Health in the United States.

Teerawichitchainan received an MA and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a BA in English from Chulalongkorn University.

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