Dr. Rangsima Lolekha received her MD and Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialty training from Mahidol University, Thailand. Her current position is Chief of HIV Prevention and Care among Children, Adolescents, and Family Section at the Division of Global HIV and TB Program Thailand/Asia Regional Office (DGHT ARO), U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Thailand Office. She has worked with DGHT ARO since 2004 and has provided technical support to the Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Bangkok Metropolitans Administration, and Lao PDR on strengthening PMTCT, pediatric, and adolescent HIV treatment and care program. She published over 30 peer-reviewed papers, that have appeared in MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of International AIDS Society, PLoS One, AIDS Behavior. She has worked closely with Siriraj hospital and Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health in Bangkok since 2009 to develop an intervention program for HIV-positive adolescents called the Happy Teen Program: a holistic outpatient clinic-based approach to prepare HIV-infected adolescents for the transition from pediatric to adult medical care services in Thailand. She also served as a course Director for International Training Courses on Comprehensive Care Management for Pediatric and Adolescent living with HIV/AIDS that were held by the international training center, Thailand Ministry of Public Health in 2015 and 2017.
In 2016, Dr. Rangsima Lolekha is the first U.S.’s locally employed staff who received Kellie Elizabeth Lartigue-Ndiaye Humanitarian Award from Division of Global HIV and TB, U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention.