ABOUT THE RESEARCH OFFICE:
The Research Office of the College of Public Health was established in 2007 by Dr. Nina G. Gloriani when she became dean of the college. It was created to expand the function of the College Research Committee, which at that time, was involved only in technical and ethical reviews. The Research Office is directly under the Office of the Dean and is headed by the Assistant to the Dean for Research. The College Research Committee, composed of representatives from the seven departments of the college, serves as the core group of the office.
The Research Office is located at room 109, Mezanine, Lara Hall.
The College of Public health is composed of seven departments, namely the Department of Environment and Occupational Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Health Promotion and Education, Department of Medical Microbiology, Department of Nutrition, and Department of Parasitology. The College reflects the diverse disciplines involved in the study of public health and as such, can engage in research ranging from basic health research to policy development studies.
The specific research agenda of the various departments of the College of Public Health are:
1. Epidemiology and Biostatistics-
the derivation of internally consistent morbidity and mortality rate estimates for important public health problems (particularly adjusting for garbage diagnosis), burden of disease studies (both disease as well as risk factor approach), study to determine if the Philippines has in fact embarked on the ascending limb of the HIV epidemic, and evaluation of interventions for chronic diseases.
2. Health Policy and Administration-
oral health, health equity, adolescent health, non-communicable diseases, tuberculosis, information management system, governance in health, migration studies-mobility of health professionals, health resource development studies, leadership, health economic studies, hospital management studies, mental health, nutrition and burden of illness.
3. Health Promotion and Education-
health promotion and education in various settings (workplace, schools, communities, and hospitals), evaluation of existing health promotion and education programs for various stakeholders, and baseline surveys of selected emerging diseases.
4. Medical Microbiology-
prevention and control of leptospirosis, dengue, tuberculosis and emerging pathogens, health technology development, development of diagnostic kits and vaccines, bacteriological surveillance, alternative drugs (herbal) and prevalence studies in different host systems.
knowledge, attitudes and practices on food safety among select hospital kitchen personnel in Metro Manila, and baseline survey on infant and young child feeding practices.
epidemiology and control of diseases of poverty (such as malaria, schistosomiasis, filariasis, and soil transmitted helminthiases), food and water borne parasitic infections, molecular epidemiology , vector biology, and surveillance, surveillance of animal reservoir, effect of climate change on vector-borne diseases, screening for botanicals/ natural products for malaria, anti helminth and anti-mosquito, and genomics and parasitic diseases.
7. Environmental and Occupational Health- water supply and sanitation, health care waste management, climate change, wellness implementation in companies, occupational and safety of healthcare workers, shift works- call centers and business process outsourcing.
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Members of the Research Office:
1. Dr. Pilarita Rivera - Chair
2. Dr. Maridel P. Borja - Co-Chair
3. Prof. Ernesto R. Gregorio Jr. - Secretary
4. Dr. Ma. Susan Y. Mabunga - Member
5. Engr. Romeo R. Quizon - Member
6. Dr. Lilen Sarol - Member
7. Dr. Lucila Rabuco -Member
CPH Research Office Organizational Structure