Sungkarat, Somporn

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Position: Associate Professor
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รศ.ดร.กภ.สมพร สังขรัตน์

Associate Professor
Phone : 0-5394-9249
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     Somporn Sungkarat has been working as a lecturer and researcher at Chiang Mai University since she graduated from the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California in 2001. She currently teaches neurologic physical therapy courses for PT students and advanced motor control and learning for graduate students. She also directs the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences.

     Dr. Sungkarat is committed to mentoring graduate students as she appreciates from her invaluable PhD training experience how essential mentoring is for young scientists in term of their personal and professional growth. Her research interest focuses on fall and dementia prevention. She has conducted multiple studies to examine the synergistic effects of combined physical-cognitive training on physical (esp. balance and gait) and cognitive functions. With interdisciplinary research collaboration, she also investigates mechanisms underlying exercise induced cognitive improvement. Her current research primarily focuses on the development of exercise intervention programs to enhance physical and cognitive functions.


  • Keawtep, P., Sungkarat, S., Boripuntakul, S., Sa-nguanmoo, P., Wichayanrat, W., Chattipakorn, S. C. et al. (2024). Effects of combined dietary intervention and physical-cognitive exercise on cognitive function and cardiometabolic health of postmenopausal women with obesity: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 21(1), 1-13. [More] 
  • Poosri, T., Boripuntakul, S., Sungkarat, S., Kamnardsiri, T., Soontornpun, A. & Pinyopornpanish, K. (2024). Gait smoothness during high-demand motor walking tasks in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. PloS one, 19(1), e0296710. [More] 
  • Keawtep, P., Wichayanrat, W., Boripuntakul, S., Chattipakorn, S. C., Worakul, P. & Sungkarat, S. (2023). Physical-cognitive training with dietary intervention to improve cognitive function and circulating biomarkers in postmenopausal women with obesity: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Advances in Integrative Medicine, 10(1), 22 – 28. [More] 
  • Chaiwong, P., Rattakorn, P., Sungkarat, S., Kattiya, N., Tuttle, D. & Munkhetvit, P. (2023). Psychometric properties of a new occupational therapy cognitive outcome measure for Thai older adults with cognitive impairments. Journal of Associated Medical Sciences, 56(1), 26-34. [More] 
  • Keawtep, P., Kamnardsiri, T., Boripuntakul, S., Wichayanrat, W., Worakul, P. & Sungkarat, S. (2023). Feasibility of Internet-Based Physical-Cognitive Exercise for Health Benefits of Middle-Aged Obese Women. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 14. [More]