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Vipavee Thongpriwan, PhD, RN

Vipavee Thongpriwan, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

thongpri@uwm.edu
(414) 229-5936
Cunningham Hall 665

Dr. Thongpriwan’s research interests are in mental health, qualitative research, interpersonal violence, and cross-cultural methods. Her doctoral dissertation research focused on perceptions of dating violence among Thai adolescents.

Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty in late 2010, Dr. Thongpriwan was a faculty member in her native Thailand and taught various theoretical and clinical courses on mental health and psychiatric nursing. During her time, she also provided support for a variety of global collaborations, including research, nursing curriculum development, and student exchange programs with her nursing colleagues.

Education

Ph D Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago
MSN Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing, Mahidol University
BSN Nursing, Boromarajonani college of Nursing Chonburi

Current Research

  1. Evaluating the Better Me Dating Violence Mobile Application in African American Adolescents
    Collaborator: Thongpriwan, Vipavee
  2. Southeast Asian Female College Students' Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence and their Recognition of Personal Vulnerability
    The purpose of this study is to learn more about meanings and contexts of intimate partner violence as described by Southeast Asian American female college students.
    Collaborators: Thongpriwan, Vipavee; Thongpriwan, Vipavee
  3. The Ecological Context of Asian American Adolescents who Experienced Dating Violence
    The overall goal of this study is to better understanding predictors of Asian American adolescent victimization of dating violence, using an ecological framework to guide the analysis. The specific aim of this study is to describe the influence of individual characteristics, interpersonal relationships with intimate partners and friends, and community contexts on reports of being dating violence victimization among Asian American adolescents.
    Collaborator: Thongpriwan, Vipavee
  4. Using Clinical Narratives to Understand Senior BSN Nursing Students’ Mental Health Literacy
    The aim of this study was to explore undergraduate nursing students’ capacities and reflections on their mental health competency and their perceived preparedness as future nurses.
    Collaborators: Thongpriwan, Vipavee; Gehring, Michelle

Intellectual Contributions

  1. Vipavee Thongpriwan, Authors: Dating violence among Asian American Adolescents, Target Journal: Nursing Research and Practice or Issues in Mental Health Nursing
  2. Vipavee Thongpriwan, Authors: Mental health literary of undergraduate nursing students, Target journal: Journal of Nursing Education
  3. Vipavee Thongpriwan,  B J McElmurry,  (2009) Thai femal adolescents' perceptions of dating violence, Health Care for Wimen International, 30(10), 871-891
  4. Vipavee Thongpriwan,  B J McElmurry,  (2006) Comparisons between Thai adolescent voices and Thai adolescent health literature, Journal of School Health, 76(2), 47-51

Presentations

  1. Reflections of Nursing Students towards their Clinical Experiences and Career Preparedness
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society 37th Annual Research Conference
    Presenters: J.G. Smiths,  Vipavee Thongpriwan
    March 2013
  2. Southeast Asian Female College Students' Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence and their Recognition of Personal Vulnerability.
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society 37th Annual Research Conference
    Presenters: Vipavee Thongpriwan,  W. Arunothong,  B. Xiong
    March 2013
  3. The Voice of BSN Senior Nursing Students: Mental Health as the “Broccoli” of the Nursing Coursework
    Event: the APNA 26th Annual Conference, November 7-10, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    Presenter: Vipavee Thongpriwan
    November 7, 2012
  4. Leadership, Role Changes, and Challenges
    Event: Special Guest Lecture
    Presenter: Vipavee Thongpriwan
    June 2012
  5. A Journey Through Health Sciences Careers
    Event: 2012 Southeast Asian Youth Education and Career Conference
    Presenter: Vipavee Thongpriwan
    March 30, 2012
  6. UWM Women Reflect on Their International Experience, Host by UWM Women’s Resource Center and CON Center for Cultural Diversity & Global Health
    Event: UWM Women Reflect on Their International Experience, Host by UWM Women’s Resource Center and CON Center for Cultural Diversity & Global Health
    Presenter: Vipavee Thongpriwan
    November 14, 2011

Contact

thongpri@uwm.edu
(414) 229-5936
Cunningham Hall 665

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