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Asst Prof. Dr. Chuntana Reangsing | Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing | Best Researcher Award  

Instructor | Mae Fah Luang University | Thailand

Short Biography:

Chuntana Reangsing is an accomplished academic and researcher in the field of Nursing, currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand. Her educational journey and professional experience span across Thailand and the United States, focusing extensively on Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing. She is particularly renowned for her expertise in mindfulness meditation, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses within the realm of nursing research.

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Education:

Dr. Reangsing began her academic pursuits at the Thai Red Cross College of Nursing in Bangkok, where she earned her Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.S.) in 2003. Her passion for mental health led her to pursue a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mental Health from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, which she completed in 2008. Eager to deepen her understanding and contribute to the field through research, she pursued a Ph.D. in Nursing at the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, MO, USA, successfully graduating in 2020.

Work Experience:

Dr. Reangsing’s professional journey started as a Registered Nurse at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, where she gained invaluable clinical experience and honed her patient care skills. In 2008, she transitioned into academia, joining the School of Nursing at Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand. Here, she served as an Instructor in the Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Major, dedicating herself to shaping the next generation of nurses and advancing the field through teaching and research.

Her commitment to academic excellence and research excellence took her to the United States, where she served as a Graduate Research Assistant at the prestigious Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, MO, USA, from 2016 to 2020. During this time, she actively contributed to groundbreaking research initiatives, focusing on mindfulness meditation interventions and their impact on mental health outcomes among diverse populations.

Returning to Mae Fah Luang University in 2021, Dr. Reangsing resumed her role as an Assistant Professor, continuing to inspire and educate students while spearheading innovative research projects in collaboration with international counterparts.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Reangsing’s research interests are multifaceted, with a primary focus on:

  • Mindfulness Meditation: Exploring the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness practices in managing stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Depression & Substance Use Disorders: Investigating the interplay between mental health disorders and substance use behaviors, aiming to improve treatment outcomes.
  • Psychiatric Nursing & Mental Health: Enhancing nursing care practices for individuals with psychiatric disorders through evidence-based interventions.
  • Systematic Review & Meta-analysis: Conducting comprehensive reviews to synthesize existing literature and inform clinical practice guidelines.

Her expertise in these areas has positioned her as a sought-after researcher and speaker at international conferences, where she presents findings from her extensive research endeavors.

Publications:

Dr. Reangsing’s contributions to nursing literature are substantial and impactful, with notable publications including:

  1. Predictive factors that influence depression amongst secondary school students, regional education office, Chiang Rai province. Published in The Journal of Nursing Council in 2011, this study highlighted significant predictors of depression among adolescents.
  2. The effects of the program development of psychological-group process in increasing value-development their level of depression amongst secondary students. Featured in the Journal of Nursing and Education in 2012, this research explored innovative approaches to managing depression in young adults.
  3. Caring for smoking adolescents: A challenging role for nurses. Published in the Journal of the Royal Thai Army Nurses in 2013, this article examined the unique challenges nurses face in providing care to adolescent smokers.
  4. The effects of mindfulness meditation interventions on depression in older adults: A meta-analysis. Published in the Journal of Aging and Mental Health in 2020, this meta-analysis synthesized findings from multiple studies on the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions for older adults.
  5. Effects of mindfulness-based intervention on depressive symptoms in pregnant women: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Presented at the 3rd Edition of Singapore Nursing Research Conference in 2023, this systematic review explored the impact of mindfulness interventions on maternal mental health.

These publications reflect Dr. Reangsing’s commitment to advancing nursing practice through rigorous research and evidence-based interventions.

 

Chuntana Reangsing | Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing | Best Researcher Award

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