Sadee Saithong, R.N., M.S.N.



PhD student, OHSU School of Nursing


Current Home: Portland, OR

Home town: Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand




Focus Areas: 

Family caregiving, Spinal cord injury, Preparedness

Dissertation Topic:

Pre-discharge Family Perceived Preparedness for the Care of Northeast Thai Patients with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Dissertation Committee:

Deborah C. Messecar, R.N., Ph.D., M.P.H. (Chair)

Gail Houck, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.H.N.P.

Karen Lyons, Ph.D.

Funding Sources:

The Royal Thai Government

Professional Organizations:

National Association of Thai Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Conference Participation as an OHSU-SON student:

Gerontological Society of America

Personal Interests:

I worked as a lecturer for a College of nursing in Thailand and came to the United States to study nursing. While in the United States I got married to an American guy-very unexpected. I earned a Master of Science in nursing degree (Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist) from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2008. During the program, I also worked as an RN at the spinal cord injury unit in UAB hospital for a year. Moving from the South to the Pacific Northwest has been a journey and I enjoy living and studying in Portland. I have started to do yoga at my local gym which has been very fun!