Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Bundit Sornpaisarn, M.D., Ph.D., had been for years the deputy CEO, ThaiHealth Promotion Foundation, Thailand, with a responsibility to work on a topic of NCDs and NCD-risk factors controls including control of tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. He currently is a project scientist at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada. Bundit has been working for years with several research centers, funded by ThaiHealth Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), that focus on topics of alcohol, tobacco, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity controls. His works, collaboratively with the mentioned research centers, cover knowledge generation and translation for policy advocacy, diseases and risk behaviors surveillance, as well as working progress monitoring and outcome evaluation. He had closely involved in evidence-based policy advocacy for the enactment of the Alcohol Control Act 2008 and the Tobacco Control Act 2017 in Thailand. He did research studies to evaluate the impacts of alcohol taxation in Thailand. Focusing on achieving the challenged Nine Voluntary Global Target on NCDs Prevention and Controls by 2025 in Thailand, He has invented a conceptual framework for working with multisectoral agencies namely ‘A Four-Quadrant Model of Multisectoral Collaborations’. Using the funder role of ThaiHealth, Bundit has built an effective collaboration between four main sectors of key stakeholders that contain agencies under the government sector (including Ministry of Public Health and other ministries under the concept of total of government), the civic sector, the academic sector, and the funders that includes World Health Organization – Thailand office also.