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Institute of Health Policy and Development (IHPDS) Director

Other Positions Held: 
  • Director, Institute of Health Policy and Development Studies, National Institutes of Health, UP Manila
  • Health Financing Expert, "District Health Management Training Course - 4-week intensive training course for managers from Southeast Asia," GIZ, Government of Germany (2011-2012)
  • Health Financing Expert, "Public Private Partnerships in Health (Pharmacy, Hospital management, Laboratory, Emergency Services, and Birthing facilities," Asian Development Bank (2011–present)
  • Investment Expert, “Provincial Health Facilities Rationalization for 16 F1 Provinces - EU Grant for Technical Assistance," (May 2008 – Dec 15, 2008)
  • Project Leader, “Costing of Cancer adjuvant treatments for Breast, Lung, Colon, Rectal Cancers and Lymphomas, towards an adjuvant insurance program”, Roche Pharmaceutical (2010)
  • Project Leader, "Feasibility Study on the establishment of an Emergency Fund for the Philippine Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response Program," WHO Philippines (2009-2010)
  • Project Leader, “Rapid Assessment Tool for the Estimation of Cost of Damages to Health Facilities during Disasters," WHO Philippines (2010)
  • Co-investigator, “The feasibility and design of a private hospital for El Nido town," Malampaya Foundation, Inc. (August 2008 - February 2009)
  • Project Leader, “The feasibility and design of a community based health care system for indigent community members living the Isabela Province," Institute of Public Health Management (February 2005 – June 2006)
  • Investment Planning Expert, “Training Workshop on Rationalization of Health Facilities for Centers for Health Development (CHDs),” Department of Health (April 21-30, 2008)
  • Health Financing Expert, "Business Planning for Public Health,” Indevelop, ADB Grant for Localization of F1, Mindoro Oriental, Ilocos Norte, Ifugao, Philippines (2007)
  • Project Leader, “Strengthening the Quality Assurance Framework of the National Voluntary Blood Service Program (NVBSP) of the Philippines: A Management Operations study," Philippine Department of Health (2012-2013)
  • Lecturer, TQM monitoring and evaluation, “TQM in Blood Banking” Hospital and Operations Services, Philippine Department of Health (2000)
  • Project Leader, “Crafting of policies on the practice of profession for Nurses, Dentists and Allied Medical Professionals for the Philippines," Philippine National Institutes of Health (2012- present)
  • Pharmacoeconomics Expert, “Botika ng Bayan (Village pharmacies) Summit,” WHO-WPRO, Philippine National Formulary Executive Council, Philippine Department of Health (February 1- November 4, 2007)
  • Senior Research Associate, Institute of Health Policy and Developmental Studies, National Institutes of Health (1999 – 2000)
  • Project Leader, Philippine National Healthcare Factbook
  • Data manager, Effects of the Economic Crisis on HIV-AIDS Programs
  • Co-organizer, RTD on Agricultural Reform, Policy Forum on Elderly Policy Forum on Women’s Health, RTD on Health Sector Reform
  • Clinical Trials Manager, Long Beach Research Foundation, Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Administrative Intern, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, USA (1989-1990)
  • Member, Medical Center Child Care Center Planning Committee
  • VP in Charge of Finance, Lam Aqua Industry, Lam Family Company (1995-2009)
  • Founding member and original Member of the Board of Directors, Zamboanga City Poultry and Livestock Multipurpose Cooperative
  • Co-investigator, “REINA Disaster Rehabilitation Plans, 5 year post Disaster Revisit," World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office, Manila, Philippines (2009-2010)
  • Health Cluster Coordination Assistant, 2006 Floodings, Philippines, (December 2006-January 2007)
  • Assistant Project Coordinator, the Mass Casualty Management Systems of Fiji, The Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam (June 2005-April 2006)
  • Temporary Adviser, Mass Casualty Management and Hospital Disaster Management (January 10-15, 2006)
  • Co-Investigator, Post-Disaster Health Sector Rehabilitation Needs of the Quezon Province Municipalities of Infanta, General Nakar and Real, (February –November, 2005)
  • Primary Investigator, "Economic Gains of Health Promotion: A Review of Literature, WHO WPRO (November 22-25, 2004)
  • Program Designer and Workshop Lecturer, Unlad Kabayan Training Program on Basic Fraud and Forgery, Philippine Overseas Worker Welfare Association, Tokyo, Japan (2002)
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, The University of the Philippines, Manila, College of Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology (2005 – present)
  • Lecturer, Economic Evaluations in Clinical epidemiology, required core course for MS in Clinical Epidemiology
  • Course Coordinator, Hospital Policy and Procedures Techniques and Tools , required core course for MS in Clinical Epidemiology
  • Lecturer, Priority Setting and Markov Modeling for the PhilHealth Workshop on Burden of Disease and Benefits Package Setting
  • Inflight Chinese-English-Pilipino Interpreter, Philippine Airlines, Philippines (1997 – 1998)
  • English Editor, Hiraki Patent Office, Tokyo, Japan (2001-2004)
  • PhD in Health Economics, University of Tokyo, 2004
  • Master of Hospital Administration, University of the Philippines Manila, 2000
  • BA Business Administration and Economics, Whittier College, 1992
Recent Publications: 
  • Use of the Griffiths Mental Development Scales in an agro-industrial province in the Philippines. Child: Care, Health, and Development. Vol 3, Issue 3, pg 354-360. January 2010.
  • Mass Casualty Management (MCM) System assessment in the Western Pacific Region. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine Public Health. Vol 40, Supp 1, 2009
  • Use of Community Development Process in Developing Post-disaster assessment tools. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine Public Health. Vol 40, Supp 1, 2009