Past NIH Executive Director (2011 - 2014)

Vicente Y. Belizario Jr., MD, MTM&H

Past Vice Chancellor for Research, and

Executive Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2011-2014)

Other Positions Held: 
  • Professor 10 and University Scientist II, Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Affiliate Faculty, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Affiliate Faculty, Open University, University of the Philippines
  • Adjunct Faculty, Global Health Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Member, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Disease
  • Member, Children without Worms Advisory Committee (Task Force for Global Health and Johnson and Johnson)
  • Member and Country Representative, Steering Committee, Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific (FERCAP)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Acta Medica Philippina (The National Health Science Journal)
  • Member, Technical Working Group for the Integrated Helminth Control Program, National Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Department of Health
  • Member, Technical Advisory Group, Institutional Development Division, Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology
  • Clinical Monitor and Trainor on Research Ethics and Good Clinical Practice, UPM-NIH/WHO-TDR/Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific (FERCAP) Training Center for Research Ethics and Good Clinical Practice
  • Regular Member, National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP-Division III)
  • Chair, Fit for School, Inc.
  • Vice Chair, Coalition for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis
Degrees: 
  • Master of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, Maryland), 1991
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila, 1985
  • Bachelor of Arts (Humanities-Pre-Medicine), cum laude, University of the Philippines Diliman, 1981
Recent Publications: 
  • Belizario VY Jr, Totanes FIG, de Leon WU, Lumampao YF, Ciro RNT. (2011) Soil-Transmitted Helminth and Other Intestinal Parasitic Infections among School Children in Indigenous People Communities in Davao Del Norte, Philippines. Acta Tropica, 120S: S12-S18.
  • Luchavez J, Baker J, Alcantara S, Belizario V, Cheng Q, McCarthy J and Bell D. (2011) Laboratory demonstration of a prozone-like effect in HRP2-detecting malaria rapid diagnostic tests: implications for clinical management, Malaria Journal, 10:286.
  • Belizario VY, Plan AO, de Leon WU, Totanes FG and Ciro RT. (2011) Impact of a local government unit supported school-based initiative for control of intestinal helminth infections, Acta Medica Philippina, 45 (2): 18-23.
  • Olliaro PL, Valliant MT, Belizario VY, Lwambo NJS, Ouldabdallahi M, Pieri O, Amarillo ML, Kaatano GM, Diaw M, Domingues AC, Favre TC, Lapujade O, Alves F and Chitsulo L. (2011) A multicenter randomized controlled trial of the efficacy and safety of single-dose praziquantel at 40 mg/kg vs. 60 mg/kg for treating intestinal schistosomiasis in the Philippines, Mauritania, Tanzania and Brazil, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 5 (6): 1-15.
  • Monse B, Naliponguit E, Belizario V, Benzian H and van Palenstein H. (2010) Essential health care package for school children – The “Fit for School” program in the Philippines, International Dental Journal, 60:1-9.
  • Belizario VY, Totanes FIG, de Leon WU, Migrino JR and Macasaet LY. (2010) Intestinal Capillariasis, Western Mindanao, the Philippines, Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16 (4): 736-737.
  • Amarillo, ML, Belizario VY, Panelo CI, Sison SA, de Leon WU, Ramirez BL and Adrid, LP. (2009) A study of the cost of mass drug administration for filariasis elimination in Sorsogon, Philippines, Acta Medica Philippina, 43(4): 58-64.