Sorapop Kiatpongsan, M.D., is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Health Policy concentrating in Decision Sciences at Harvard University’s Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy. Sorapop is interested in applying behavioral economics, decision analysis, decision modeling and decision psychology to address challenges in science, medicine, business and public policy. He is a Lecturer at Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand and a Research Specialist at Health Decision Science Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.
Sorapop’s current research projects are on decision making for medical innovations, shared decision making, and health and socioeconomic inequalities. His focus is in women’s health and reproductive medicine. Sorapop was the George Bennett Fellow of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation from 2011 to 2013. His research won the Lee Lusted Award from the Society for Medical Decision Making for best paper in Decision Psychology and Shared Decision Making in 2012. He was awarded the Certificates of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University in 2012 and in 2013. He was selected by the Asia Society to be one of the Asia 21 Young Leaders in 2010.
Sorapop currently serves on the International Engagement Committee and the Policy Committee of the Society for Medical Decision Making. He leads the Asia-Pacific Regional Community of the Society for Medical Decision Making. Sorapop obtained his M.D. (First class honors) from Chulalongkorn University in 2001. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and at Harvard Kennedy School from 2006-2009. He is the recipient of King Ananda Mahidol Fellowship under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King of Thailand.