Baja, Emmanuel S.

Institute of Clinical Epidemiology
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Research Areas: 
Environmental Epidemiology
Air Pollution
Heavy Metals
Gene-Environment Interaction
"My research investigates how traffic-related pollutants and heavy metals affect cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological health outcomes in various susceptible populations. In addition, I am currently developing and will pilot a digital advocacy game that motivates target populations to attend a HIV testing facility and raises awareness of available HIV health services. My work incorporates environmental health, epidemiology, health systems, health promotion and intervention, genetics, infectious disease, bioinformatics, and biostatistics, and is interdisciplinary, with local and international collaborators from various fields."
Relevant Publications: 

1. MAL Mirasol, GV Dalmacion, N Ona, E Melendres, ES Baja (2015). Association between blood donor's socio-demographic profile and their HIV risk status based on the donor      history questionnaire; a cross-sectional study of 5967 Filipino blood donors. J Blood Disord Transfus 2015, 6:6

2. MFTC Lomboy, LL Quirit, VB Molina, GV Dalmacion, JD Schwartz, HH Suh, ES Baja (2015). Characterization of particulate matter 2.5 in an urban tertiary care hospital in the Philippines. Building and Environment 92 (2015) 432-439. 

3. ES Baja, MAD Lansang, MM Alejandria, NT Castillo-Carandang, JR Itable, GKT Serrano (2014). Tuberculosis and Diabetes Mellitus Control and Care: A Rapid Situational Analysis for Planning a Coordinated Program Response. Philippine Institute for Development Studies. DISCUSSION PAPER SERIES NO. 2014-40. (

4. ES Baja, JD Schwartz, BA Coull, GA Wellenius, PS Vokonas, HH Suh (2013). Structural equation modeling of parasympathetic and sympathetic response to traffic air pollution in a repeated measures study. Environmental Health 2013, 12:81.

5. ES Baja, JD Schwartz, BA Coull, GA Wellenius, PS Vokonas, HH Suh (2013). Structural equation modeling of the inflammatory response to traffic air pollution. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (2013) 23, 268–274; doi:10.1038/jes.2012.106; published online 12 December 2012.