Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Jongjit Rittirong

Non-Certificate Demographic Trainee
Sociology MA 2009

Jongjit Rittirong’s research interests at UW were the elderly, health care services, longitudinal study, and research methodology, especially spatial analysis. Before studying at the University of Washington, she worked for the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University in Thailand. she developed a database system for a longitudinal project, Kanchanaburi Demographic Surveillance System (KDSS). Using the KDSS dataset for her MA thesis, she focused on the elderly and examined geographical factors and their effects on the rate of health care accessibility. The effects were compared between urban and rural areas in order to locate the area needing supplemental health care services.

Jongit received a PhD at Mahidol University, Thailand, where she is now a faculty member at the Institute for Population and Social Research.