Inthira studied Industrial Engineering for her first degree and received a master’s degree in Business Administration. In 2007, Inthira joined HITAP as a researcher. She was then awarded the WHO fellowship to study a PhD in Public Health and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. She completed her study in 2012 and is now working at HITAP. Her thesis topic was on the assessment of the Heath and economic implications of pharmaceutical patent protection.
She has experiences in both qualitative and quantitative research. She is a primary investigator of the project titled assessing the feasibility and appropriateness of using PET/CT in Thailand, health research prioritization and economic evaluation of HPV DNA. She is also involved with many research projects, for example, adolescent pregnancy in Thailand 2013, evaluating the development of healthy public policies under the National Health Commission between 2007 and 2011 and economic evaluation of AIDS Competence Process (ACP).
For trade and health research, she conducted two research projects titled assessing the implications of Thailand’s government use licenses, issued in 2006-2008 and the assessing the impact of the Thailand-European Union free trade agreement on trade and investment in Thailand.