Garcia, Angely P.

Institute on Aging
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Research Areas: 
comprehensive geriatric assessment
aging and technology
health system
vision and hearing impairments
long-term care
public health nursing
Ms. Angely Garcia is currently a Research Assistant Professor 2 at the Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila (UPM). She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Our Lady of Fatima University and her Master of Public Health degree at the College of Public Health, UPM. Her works at the Institute on Aging include research and training related to the comprehensive geriatric assessment, health systems on aging, dementia, nutrition, frailty, and sensory impairments. She co-authored several publications, policy briefs, and papers for presentation to local and international aging conferences. She is also part of the Institute’s technical working group in charge of crafting position statements on policies relevant to senior citizens. Asst. Prof. Garcia actively participated in various international training programs relevant to aging such as International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA) International Training Programme in Geriatrics and Gerontology in 2015, EU DREAM Research Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Aging and Technology Program in 2018, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Knowledge Co-Creation Program for Young Leaders in 2023. Aside from research and training, she also served as a Geriatric Clinic Nurse at the outpatient multidisciplinary Geriatric Clinic of the UP-Philippine General Hospital from 2013-2020. Asst. Prof. Garcia teaches Public Health Nursing courses at the UP College of Nursing as faculty member of the Public Health Specialty Group. Ongoing research programs/studies: University of the Philippines Manila Wellness Initiatives for Seniors and Elders (UPMWISE), Project 3 Digitization of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, 2022-2024 [Role: Program co-proponent and Project 3 Leader] Relationship of Body Composition to the Functional Capacity and Quality of Life of Older Filipinos in Selected Provinces in the Philippines, a collaboration with DOST-FNRI, 2022-2023 [Role: Research Collaborator]
Relevant Publications: 
  • Garcia, A. P., S. A. F. de la Vega, M. S. T. Giron, and S. J. S. Fabito. “Visual and Hearing Impairments Among Working and Retired Employees With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Two Academic Communities in the Philippines”. Acta Medica Philippina, Vol. 56, no. 3, Mar. 2022, doi:10.47895/amp.vi0.3133.
  • Garcia A, De La Vega S, Mercado S. Health Information Systems for Older Persons in Select Government Tertiary Hospitals and Health Centers in the Philippines: Cross-sectional Study. J Med Internet Res 2022;24(2):e29541. DOI: 10.2196/29541
  • Laude, T.-M. P., E. E. Merca, R. V. Torres, G. J. R. Torres, S. A. F. de la Vega, A. P. Garcia, and S. J. S. Fabito. “A Descriptive Study of the Nutritional and Frailty Status of Working and Retired Employees Within an Academic Community in the Philippines”. Acta Medica Philippina, Vol. 55, no. 7, Oct. 2021, doi:10.47895/amp.vi0.2830.
  • de la Vega, S. A. F., N. B. Ogena, M. S. T. Giron, A. P. Garcia, H. M. Pellejo, S. J. S. Fabito, and V. O. Medina III. “Active Aging Health Determinants Among Working and Retired Filipino Older Persons Living in an Urban Academic Campus”. Acta Medica Philippina, Vol. 55, no. 4, July 2021, doi:10.47895/amp.vi0.2752.
  • De la Vega SF, Cordero CP, Palapar LA, Garcia AP, Agapito JD. Mixed-methods research revealed the need for dementia services and Human Resource Master Plan in an aging Philippines. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018;102:115-122. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.06.010