Who we are

BOARD MEMBERS

Our Board Members and Executive Team

AIHO is home to young, experienced, well-trained professionals in different fields of public health.

Master in Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila

Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Department of Health Policy and Administration, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila
Board Member Representing the Western Pacific Region, Health Systems Global
Executive Director (2013-2015) and Founding Partner, Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes

Selected AIHO Consultancies

  • A Nationwide Assessment on the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices among Filipino Physicians on Ethical Relations with the Pharmaceutical Industry (2017)
  • Situational Analysis of the Philippine Regulatory Landscape and the Appropriate Enabling Environment toward the Operationalization of Reform (2017) 
  • Technical Assistance in Setting the Health Systems Research Management – Health Policy and Systems Research Agenda 2017 – 2022 (2016)
  • Review of Maternal Care Package and Newborn Care Package (NCP) of the Philippine Insurance Corporation (2015) 

Interests: Health Policy and Systems Research, Health Regulation, Health Financing

Master of Science in Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine-Antwerp
Master of Public Management (Health Systems and Development), Development Academy of the Philippines
Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines

Secretary-General, Philippine Society of Public Health Physicians
Consultant, Culion Foundation
Executive Director, Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes (2017-2019)

Selected AIHO Consultancies

  • Assessment of Health Information System in Prisons in the Philippines
  • Philhealth Share Ratio: Assessment of Influence of Philhealth on Government Hospitals in the Country

Interests: Health Policy and Systems Research, Tuberculosis Program, Health Systems Strengthening

Master of Science in Public Health (Health Systems Management and Policy), Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium
Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines

Independent Consultant
Co-convenor, Healthcare Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19

Select AIHO Consultancies

  • COVID-19 Response Knowledge and Technical Products – LGUvsCOVID.ph, LGU Toolkit, BHERTS Tookit
  • Policy Updates on the Maternal and Child Policies among Women Deprived of Liberties 
  • Process Design for the Establishment of the Philippine Society of Public Health Physicians
  • Regional Consultation for the Establishment of South East Asia Human Milk Bank Network 
  • Mapping Methodology for the Indigenous People Strategic Planning for Health

Interests:  Participatory Learning and Action, Health Service Organization for Equity, Strategic Communication, Health in All Policies

Technical Advisor for Health Financing, ThinkWell Philippines
Health Policy and Systems Research Fellow-Lead, Health Financing and Universal Health Care Groups
Deputy Director (2015-2016), Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes
Teaching Associate, Development Academy of the Philippines

Interests: Health Policy and Systems, Health Economics and Financing, Health Regulation, Nutrition, Analytics

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Program, George Washington University 

Charter Committee Member, Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, George Washington University Senior Fellow, Atlantic Fellows Chief Organizational Steward and Board Member, Communitails Inc. OIC- Division Chief, Medical Officer IV, Health Facility Development Bureau, Department of Health (2018-2020)Consultant for Health System Management, Provincial Government of Northern Samar (2016-2019)
Public Health Leadership Fellow, Ateneo Center for Health Evidence, Action and Leadership (2013-2018)

Research Interests: Health Systems Strengthening, Mental Health, Health Equity and Improving Health Access in Low-Resource Areas, Human Resource Development

Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines

Assistant Professor 7, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines
Former Municipal Health Officer, Quezon 
Assistant Director, Remote Island Medicine Program, Child Family Health International in the Philippines

Selected AIHO Consultancies: 

  • AIHO Frontline Health Systems Immersion Program
  • LGU Toolkit on Community-Based Management of Covid-19: Train and Provide Technical Assistance on Implementation
  • Development of Pocket Guide for Barangay Health Emergency Teams in COVID-19

Interests: Primary Health Care, Local Health Systems, Community Medicine, Health Professions Education

Master of Science in International Public Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Doctor of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas

Partner and Consultant since 2016, Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes
Project Manager, Save the Children Mission in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh
Project Manager, Save the Children Mission in Yolanda/Haiyan-hit Areas
Adjunct Faculty, Asian Institute of Management
Guest Lecturer, Bicol University
Member, Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Change Advisory Group, Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development

Selected AIHO Consultancies:

  • A Review of the Climate and Health Research in the Philippines
  • Technical Assistance on Developing Omnibus Policy for the Department of Health
  • Development of the National Unified Health Research Agenda 2017-2022
  • LGU Toolkit on Community-Based Management of Covid-19: Train and Provide Technical Assistance on Implementation

Interests: Climate Change and Health, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Health Program Management, Health Systems Research

Master of Science in International Public Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, University of Santo Tomas

Consultant since 2017, Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes
Senior Research Associate (2018), Institute of Health Policy and Development Studies, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines

Selected AIHO Consultancies:

  • Development of the National Unified Health Research Agenda 2017-2022
  • Development of a National Framework for Strengthening Hospital Regulation
  • Simulating the Health Impact of Updating Alcohol Tax Policies in the Philippines
  • Impact Analysis of Regulatory Regime Options for Integrated Health Care Provider Network in the Philippines
  • Rapid Research Priority-Setting for the Philippine Liver Research Network
  • Formative Evaluation of the Advancing Health Through Evidence-Assisted Decision with Health Policy and Systems Research Program of the Department of Health

Interests: Health Policy and Systems Research, Health Regulation, Research Priority-Setting, Biosafety

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