Dr Darika Kingnate has received her Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, a Master Degree in Public Health (Veterinary Public Health) from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A. and Certificates in Describing Health Needs and Public Health Interventions from the University of Leeds, UK and Information Networking from the National Institute of Infectious Disease (NIID), Japan.
She has professional experiences in national disease prevention and control program management on various diseases particularly zoonotic diseases and emerging infectious diseases. She also has long experiences involving in international collaboration tasks such as WHO consultation on rabies and zoonoses, ASEAN and Border Health. Her technical tasks include document review for publishing, award application, and documents for the Department of Disease Control (DDC)’s websites. Since retirement, she has been serving as advisors to various tasks including the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), Thai-U.S.CDC Collaboration on Health, Influenza Pandemic Preparedness, and COVID-19 response