Department of Environmental and Occupational Health


The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health is the Center of Excellence in Environmental and Occupational Health in Asia and the Pacific with full complement of innovative, dynamic and committed human resource and state-of-the-art facilities.


To develop and produce expert practitioners and leaders in Environmental and Occupational Health through high quality education, basic and applied research and extension services.

Degree Programs

Master of Science in Public Health (Environmental Health)
Master of Occupational Health

Training Programs

  1. Certification Course for Water Refilling Stations and Plant Operators
  2. Postgraduate Course in Occupational Health and Safety
  3. International Postgraduate Course on Occupational Health and Safety

For more information about the department please visit or call
632-5247102, 632-5265966
Fax: 632-5237745

Publications/Creative Works

  • Estrada CM, Nonaka D, Gregorio ER, Leynes CR, del Castillo RT, Hernandez PMR, Hayakawa T and Kobayashi J.. Suicidal ideation, suicidal behaviors, and attitudes towards suicide of adolescents enrolled in the Alternative Learning System in Manila, Philippines – a mixed methods study. Tropical Medicine and Health. doi: 10.1186/s41182-019-0149-6. (2019); 47(22);
  • Vilay P, Nonaka D, Senamonty P, Lao M, Iwagami M, Kobayashi J, Hernandez PMR, Phrasisombath K, Kounnavong S, Hongvanthong B, Brey PT, … Kano S. . Malaria prevalence, knowledge, perception, preventive and treatment behavior among military in Champasak and Attapeu provinces, Lao PDR: a mixed methods study. Tropical medicine and health. doi:10.1186/s41182-019-0138-9. (2019); 47 (11);
  • Hernandez PMR, and Saquido ASB. Analysis of gaps among stakeholders of occupational health and safety in the Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2018); 52(3); 281-287
  • Dulay LER, Galvan MDKP, Puyaoan RJM, Sison AAY, Natanauan NS and Hernandez PMR. Occupational noise exposure of traffic enforcers in selected streets in the City of Manila. Acta Medica Philippina . (2018); 52(3); 261-267
  • Cadiz, A. P. B., Fadrilan-Camacho, V. F. F., Quizon, R. R., & Josef, R. G. . Occupational health and safety of the informal mining, transport and agriculture sectors in the Philippines.. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. (2016); 47(4); 833-843
  • Fadrilan-Camacho, V. F. F., Quizon, R. R., Diaz, D. V., & Manaloto, A. N. P.. Challenges in the development of a medical surveillance system for pneumoconioses and other asbestos-related diseases in the Philippines. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. (2016); 47 (4); 822-832
  • Leocadio, R. K. R. Y., & Quizon, R. R.. Effect of distance from the Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, dumpsite on the groundwater quality of shallow dug wells. Journal of Scientific Research and Development. (2016); 3 (1); 51-56
  • Antonio CT, Hernandez PMR, Tolabing MCC, Ignacio MSEI and Quizon RR. Promoting socially relevant public health projects and researches: highlights from the Public Health Conference, SEAMEO TropMed Philippines, November 13, 2015, Manila, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2016); 20(1); 73-76
  • Lomboy, M. F. T. C., Quizon, R. R., Rivera, A. T. F., Agravante, A. P. M., & Tambiloc, R. D. . An Analysis of the Gaps in the National Infrastructure for Chemical Management System. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development,. (2015); 19 (3); 1-9
  • Quizon, R. R., Hernandez, P. M. R., Lacsamana, G. C., Remaneses, J. I., & See, J. P. C.. Identification of Occupational Hazards by Walk-Through Surveys Among Selected Public Hospitals in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2015); 19 (3); 41-47
  • Gabud, RS, Manalang, GF Jr., Chua, RBL, Mendoza, ER, and Lozano-Kühne, JP.. An assessment of chronotype and social jetlag among Filipinos.. International Journal of Philippine Science and Technology. (2015); 1 (1);
  • Lomboy, MC, Quirit, L, Molina, V, Damacion, G, Schwarts, J, Suh, H, Baja, E. . Characterization of particulate matter 2.5 in an urban tertiary care hospital in the Philippines.. Building and Environment.. (2015); 92; 432-439.
  • Carlos AC, Enoveso RA, Palmares ML, Sayson LA, Tejano KP, and Manalang GF Jr.. Rerceived Occupational Hazards of Sanitary Inspectors from Two Urban Cities in the Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. . (2015); 49 (3);
  • Quizon RR, Hernandez PMR, Lacsamana GC, Remaneses JO and See JPC. Identification of occupational hazards by walk-through surveys among selected public hospitals in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2015); 19(3); 41-47
  • Hernandez PMR, Quizon RR, Lacsaman GC and Remaneses JO. Occupational health systems across selected public healthcare facilities in the Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2014); 48(3); 43-51
  • Guevarra JP, Oidem MG, Estrada JAG, Bertuso AG, Borja MP, Bullecer ER, de Guzman TS, Leonardo LR, Molina VB, Yanga-Mabunga MST, Castillo EC, Hernandez PMR, Ignacio MSE, Javier RS, Pinlac PAV and Roxas EA. Partnership for health development through the field practice. Acta Medica Philippina. (2014); 48(3); 79-83
  • Hernandez, PMR, Quizon, RR, Lacsamana, GC and JO Remaneses. Occupational Health Systems Across Selected Public Healthcare Facilities in the Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina.. (2014); 48(3); 43-51
  • Molina, VB and Kada, R. . Carcinogenic Health Risk of Arsenic in Five Commercially Important Fish from Laguna De Bay, Philippine. Acta Medica Philippina. (2014); 48(3); 12-19
  • Molina VB. Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Manila Catfish (Arius dispar) from Laguna Lake. Acta Medica Philippina. (2014); 48(1); 22-27
  • Fadrilan-Camacho, VFF. Caring for the Workers and their Families, Philippine Academy of Family Physicians Proceedings. . (2014); 24; 43-47
  • Fardrilan-Camacho, VFF. Auto-LPG and Its Health Effects: A Review.. Acta Medica Philippina. (2013); 47(2); 62-65
  • Lomboy, MC, (Co-author), . National Asbestos Profile of the Philippines, Department of Health. . (2013); ;
  • Quizon, RR. Knowledge and Practices of Water Refilling Station Owners and Operators in Providing Safe and Wholesome Drinking Water Supply in One Municipality of Cavite. Acta Medica Philippina. (2012); 47 (2);
  • Quizon, RR. Development of the National Chemical Safety and Management Program and Action Plan. . (2012); ;
  • P. Lozano-Kuhne, M.D. Aguila, G. Manalang Jr., R.B.Chua, R. Gabud, E. Mendoza. Shift Work Research in the Philippines: Current State and Future Directions. Philippine Science Letters. (2012); 5(1);
  • Molina VB. Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals Bioaccumulation in Bangus from Laguna Lake. University of the Philippines Manila Journal. (2012); 16; 1-11
  • Lomboy, MC, (Co-author). Framework on the National Program on Chemical Safety and National Action Plan. UNEP-Department of Health. (2012); ;
  • Quizon, RR, Lomboy, MC. National Profile on Chemical Management (Philippines). UNEP-Department of Health. (2011); ;
  • Quizon, RR. Development of the National Profile on Chemical Management . . (2011); ;
  • Molina VB. Espaldon, MVO, Flavier, ME, Pacardo, EP, Rebancos, CM. Bioaccumulation in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) from Laguna De Bay, Philippines. Journal of Environmental Science and Management. (2011); 14 (2); 28-35
  • Josef, RG. Personality Types, Levels of Stress and Risky Driving Behaviors Among Medical Representatives of a Pharmaceutical Company. . (2010); ;
  • Quizon, RR. Training Manual on the International Training Course on Environmental Health Impact Assessment. Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. (2010); ;
  • Manalang, GF Jr.. Occupational health and safety training of personnel in selected DOH hospitals in Metro Manila. Acta Medica Philippina. . (2010); 44 (1);
  • Quizon, RR. Training Manual on Health Care Waste Management . UNDP-Department of Health. (2010); ;
  • Sarausad-Macaraeg, P.. A proposed two-track fellowship training in occupational and environmental medicine. Acta Medica Philippina pp. 60-62. (2010); 44 (3);
  • Josef, RG. Acute and Chronic Effects of Fenazaquin on the Eyes of the Pineapple Workers. . (2009); ;
  • Quizon, RR, Torres, E, Subida, R, Bautista, M, Lomboy, MC.. A study on the linkages of water sanitation practices with public health: Estimating the burden of disease.. The UP Manila Journal.. (2008); 13; 34-48
  • Quizon, RR. Study on the Linkages of Water-Sanitation-Hygiene Practices with Public Health: Estimating the Burden of Disease. UP Manila Journal; pp. 33-38. (2008); 13;
  • Quizon, RR. Environmental Health and Socio-economic Monitoring of Communities Around the Pagbilao Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant. . (2008); ;
  • Fadrilan-Camacho, VFF. Assessment of Breastfeeding and Nutritional Status among Children aged 0-2 year old in Barangay 475, Sta. Ana, Manila. College of Medicine. (2004); ;
  • Crisostomo, L., Molina V. . Pregnancy Outcomes among Farming Households of Nueva Ecija with Conventional Pesticide Use versus Integrated Pest Management. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. . pp. 232-242. (2002); 8(3);
  • Molina, V.B.. Waste Management Practices of Hospitals in Metro Manila. University of the Philippines Manila Journal. University of the Philippines Manila Journal. (2002); 7 (3-4); 17-22
  • Fardilan-Camacho, VFF. Prevalence of Smoking among High School Students at Araullo High School.. College of Public Health. (1996); ;
  • Fadrilan-Camacho, VFF. The Effectiveness of a Clinical Pathway Checklist for Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Improving the Appropriateness of Care and the Issues with its Use among Resident Physicians at the Family Medicine Clinic of the Philippine General Hospital. The Filipino Family Physician. ; ;
  • Molina VB. Non-Carcinogenic Health Risk of Heavy Metal in Mudfish from Laguna Lake. Science Diliman. ; 24(1); 23-32