Nop Thodsama Ratanasiripong, Ph.D,RN,CCRC

School of Nursing

Academic Rank: Assistant ProfessorNop Ratanasiripong
Office Location: Welch Hall A – 335 H
Office Hours: By appointment. It is best to contact by email
Phone: (310) 243-3225
E-Mail Address:
Mailing Address: School of Nursing, CSUDH, 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747


Dr. Ratanasiripong’s professional background is in maternal and newborn nursing, women’s health, health promotion, and management. In the past nine years, her work experiences have been in health promotion, leadership/quality assurance, and clinical research. Dr. Ratanasiripong is a certified clinical research coordinator. She participated in clinical trials as a sub-investigator and coordinator in HPV vaccine, HIV vaccine, HSV vaccine and treatment trials in the past 8 years.

Research Interest

Based on her belief that health promoting behaviors should start before one encounters serious health problems, Dr. Ratanasiripong’s research interest involves physical and psychosocial health in young adult population.  Her research focus on reduction sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates and STI-related health disparities among young women. Dr. Ratanasiripong also collaboratively works with other faculty in the U.S. and Thailand in order to assess and help nursing students deal with stress and life events by providing various interventions, including biofeedback.

Publications (peer-reviewed)

Ratanasiripong, P., Wang, D.C, Ratanasiripong, N., Hayes J., Kaewboonchoo, O., & Kathalae, D. (revised and resubmitted). Development and cross-cultural validation of Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-Thai version. The Counseling Psychologist.

Ratanasiripong, N. (2014). Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Increases high-risk sexual behaviors—A myth or valid concern. The Journal of School Nursing. doi: 10.1177/1059840513520042

Ratanasiripong, N., Chai, K. (2013). A concept analysis of attitude toward getting vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus. Nursing Research and Practice. Article ID 373805, 5 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/373805.

Ratanasiripong, N., Cheng, A.L., & Enriquez, M. (2013). What college women know, think, and do about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccine. The Vaccine, 31(10), 3170-3176.

Ratanasiripong, N. (2012). A review of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV vaccine related attitudes and sexual behaviors among college-aged women in the U.S. Journal of American College Health.60 (6), 461-470.

Ratanasiripong, P., Ratanasiripong, N., Kathalae, D. (2012). Biofeedback Intervention for Stress and Anxiety among Nursing Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Scholarly Research Network: Nursing. Article ID 827972, 5 pages, doi:10.5402/2012/827972.

Ratanasiripong, P., Burkey, H., & Ratanasiripong, N. (2009). Stress and substance use among Asian American and Latino college students.  College Student Journal. 43(4), 1253-1259.

Rotchanapradit, T. (2000) Problem issues and factors related to critical thinking development in nursing. Journal of Nursing, Siam University. 1 (1), 13-17.

Rotchanapradit, T., Lerdmaleewong, L., & Chareonpol, O. (2000). Effects of support and information giving on anxiety and satisfaction with nursing of women experiencing preterm labor. Journal of Nursing, Siam University. 1(1), 41-48.


Ratanasiripong, N. (May, 2014). Does HPV Vaccination Increase Unsafe Sex among College Women?—The Question to be Answered. Presentation at the American College Health Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. [peer-reviewed]

Ratanasiripong, P., Wang, C. D., Ratanasiripong, N., Hayes, J. A., Kaewboonchoo, O., & Kathalae, D. (March, 2014). Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS) – Thai Version: Translation and cross-cultural validation. Poster presentation at the 2014 Counseling Psychology Conference, Atlanta. [peer-reviewed]

Ratanasiripong, N. (September, 2013). What College Women Know, Think, and Do about Human Papillomavirus(HPV) and HPV Vaccine. Poster presentation at the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Denver. [peer-reviewed]

Ratanasiripong, N. (2013, May). Factors Related to HPV Vaccine Uptake Rate: Implications of Research Findings for Health Promotion Planning in Young Women. Podium presentation at the Joint 3rd Asian Conference on Occupational Health Nursing, 2013, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. [peer-reviewed]

Ratanasiripong, P., & Ratanasiripong, N. (2012, August). Randomized controlled trial for stress and anxiety management: Biofeedback -vs- mindfulness meditation. Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando.

Ratanasiripong, P., Ratanasiripong, N, & Ceglowski, J. (2011, August). Biofeedback intervention for stress and anxiety management among nursing students in Thailand.  Presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.  [peer-reviewed]

Ratanasiripong, N. (2010, July). Attitudes toward Sexual Behaviors Among College Women: Concept Analysis. Poster presentation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Nursing Research Day, Kansas City, MO.

Burkey, H., Ratanasiripong, N., & Ratanasiripong, P. (2009, May). Measuring the impact of an innovative campus health education intervention program for students newly diagnosed with HPV.  Presentation at the American College Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Rotchanapradit, T. (1999). Effects of support and information giving on anxiety and satisfaction with nursing of women experiencing preterm labor. Presentation at the Perinatal Medical Association of Thailand Conference, Thailand.

Community Services

2004 - Present Medical Psychosocial Education (MPE) Volunteer Program, Thailand

Role: Co-founder and clinician
Duties: Co-founded the Summer Volunteer program that provides medical, psychosocial, and educational assistance to the poor in small villages in Northeastern Thailand. Provide free medical care, basic treatment, prenatal care, postpartum care, and health education to adults and children. Health education includes diabetes, hypertension/stroke, STI and cervical cancer prevention. Establish need-based scholarship fund for young girls to pursue high school education.  Mentor pre-med and pre-nursing students to develop their passion and career paths. See some photos below.

Honors & Awards

2014 Faculty Research and Creativity Activity Grant, California State University - Dominguez Hills ($10,000).
Study: Alcohol Use and Related-Risk Behaviors among College Students
2013 Faculty Research and Creativity Activity Grant, California State University - Dominguez Hills ($10,000).
Study: What College Men Know, Think, and Do about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV Vaccine
2011 Dissertation Research Grant, American Nurse Foundation ($3,500)
2011 Dissertation Research Grant, Pacific Coast College Health Association ($2,500)
2010-2012  Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program, California State University
2004 Achievement Award, Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences

Education and Training

2012  University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • Ph.D. in Nursing

Emphasis: Health Promotion

1998    Mahidol University—Faculty of Medicine, Thailand

  • Master of Nursing Science (MSN)

Emphasis: Maternity and Newborn Nursing
Minor: Teaching and Curriculum Development

1994   Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Nakornratchasima, Thailand

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Certification and Licensures

2005-Present  Association of Clinical Research Professions

  • Clinical Research Coordinator Certification

2001-Present  California Board of Registered Nursing

  • Registered Nursing License

 Nop in a Meeting

Nop with a Patient 

NOP with a Child