Aldaba, Josephine G.

Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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Research Areas: 
Childhood immunizations
Vaccine-preventable diseases
Implementation research
Dr. Josephine Aldaba earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Santo Tomas. She had her residency in Pediatrics at the Philippine General Hospital. She has been involved in the conduct of various clinical trials and advocacy programs on smoking cessation, tuberculosis control and early pediatric literacy development. She assisted in the development and implementation of several manuals on a smoking cessation program, field surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases (rotavirus and acute meningo-encephalitis syndrome), a health supervision guideline of children for general pediatricians, and risk preparedness and disaster impact assessment tool on health systems. As part of the National Institutes of Health, she is involved in research on various public health topics like tuberculosis, child abuse, immunization practices and vaccine-preventable diseases like Japanese encephalitis, rubella and dengue.
Relevant Publications: 
  1. Maria Esterlita T. Villanueva-Uy, Hilton Y. Lam, Josephine G. Aldaba, Tristan Marvin Z. Uy, Haidee A. Valverde, Maria Wilda T. Silva, Jessica Mooney, Andrew Clark, Clint Pecenka, Cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in the Philippines: A modeling study, Vaccine, Volume 39, Issue 48, 2021, Pages 7091-7100, ISSN 0264-410X,
  2. Raguindin, P.F., Morales-Dizon, M., Aldaba, Jet al. Timeliness of childhood vaccinations in the Philippines. J Public Health Pol 42, 53–70 (2021).
  3. Anna Lena Lopez, Peter Francis Raguindin, Josephine G. Aldaba, Ferchito Avelino, Ava Kristy Sy, James D. Heffelfinger, Maria Wilda T. Silva, Epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis in the Philippines prior to routine immunization, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 102, 2021, Pages 344-351, ISSN 1201-9712,
  4. Agrupis KA, Ylade M, Aldaba J, Lopez AL, Deen J (2019) Trends in dengue research in the Philippines: A systematic review. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13(4): e0007280.