Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Vision

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.

Mission

To develop leaders and experts through transformative and quality education; to produce translational researches; and, to provide responsive extension services in Environmental and Occupational Health.


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
  4. Environmental and Occupational Health Forum

For more information about the department please visit
http://deoh.cph.upm.edu.ph/ or call
632-85247102, 632-85265966
Fax: 632-85237745


Publications/Creative Works

  • Enoveso, R. A. D., Cruz, M. T., Lomboy, M. F. T. C., Dalmacion, G. V., Quizon, R. R., Molina, V. B., & Baja, E. S. A Look at an Urban Tertiary Hospital's Indoor Air Pollutants Using Source Apportionment of PM. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2020); 24(1); 18-26
  • Paro, FRC, Molina VB, Magtibay, BB, Fadrilan-Camacho, VF, Agosto AG. WaSH Facilities and Diarrhoea Occurrence at the Eco-zones of Abra de Ilog, Philippines: A Comparative Assessment. Akademi Sains Malaysia Science Journal. Special Issue 5:. (2020); ; 13-19
  • Estrada, C.A.M., Usami, M., Satake, N., Gregorio, E., Leynes, C., Balderrama, N., de Leon, J., Concepcion, R., Timbalopez, C., Tsujii, N., Harada, I., Masuya, J., Kihara, H., Kawahara, K., Yoshimura, Y., Hakoshima, Y. & Kobayashi, J. Current situation and challenges for mental health focused on treatment and care in Japan and the Philippines - highlights of the training program by the National Center for Global Health and Medicine. In BMC Proceedings. BioMed Central. (2020); 14(11);
  • Estrada, C.A.M., Gregorio Jr, E.R., Kanyasan, K., Hun, J., Tomokawa, S., Dumlao, M.C., & Kobayashi, J. School Health Promotion in Southeast Asia by Japan and Partners. Pediatrics International. (2020); ;
  • Akiyama, T., Njenga, S.M., Njomo, D.W., Takeuchi, R., Kazama, H., Mutua, A., Walema, B., Tomokawa, S., Estrada, C.A.M., Henzan, H., & Asakura, T. Implementation of Kenyan comprehensive school health program: improvement and association with students’ academic attainment. Health Promotion International. (2020); ;
  • Hernandez PM, Vilay P, Nonaka D, Senamonty P, Lao M, Iwagami M, Kobayashi J, Phrasisombath K, Kounnavong S, Hongvanthong B, Brey PT. 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 1. (2019); 47(1); 11
  • Estrada, C. A. M., Lomboy, M. F. T. C., Gregorio, E. R., Amalia, E., Leynes, C. R., Quizon, R. R., & Kobayashi, J. Religious education can contribute to adolescent mental health in school settings. International journal of mental health systems. (2019); 13(1); 1-6
  • Hernandez PM, Katsuno C, Gregorio ER, Lomboy MF, Nonaka D, Estrada CA, Pimentel JM, Bernadas RM, Kobayashi J. Quality of public school toilets and the frequency of changing sanitary napkins among students in public secondary schools in the City of Manila, Philippines.. Tropical medicine and health 1. (2019); 47(1); 5
  • Lomboy MF, Quizon RR, Decena KM, Enoveso RA, Fadrilan-Camacho VF, Molina VB, Tambiloc RD, Nique JE, Ramos CC. Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental and Occupational Health: Highlights of the First National Environmental and Occupational Health Forum. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2019); 23(2); 47-53
  • Hernandez, P. M. R., Gregorio Jr, E. R., Medina, J. R. C., Lomboy, M. F. T. C., Talaga, A. D. P., Kodama, M., & Kobayashi, J. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of public secondary school teachers on Zika Virus Disease: A basis for the development of evidence-based Zika educational materials for schools in the Philippines. PloS one. (2019); 14(3); e0214515.
  • Takeuchi R, Njenga SM, Ichinose Y, Kaneko S, Estrada C.A.M., Kobayashi J. Is there a gap between health education content and practice toward schistosomiasis prevention among schoolchildren along the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya?. PLoS neglected tropical diseases. (2019); e0007572.; 13(8)
  • Hernandez PMR., Fukai K., Sakai S., Ito R., Ito N., Odagami K., Cabigon JJJ., Kobayashi Y., Mori K. System and Human Resources for Occupational Health in the Republic of the Philippines: Management of Occupational Health Activities at Overseas Workplaces for Japanese Enterprises. Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi= Journal of Occupational Health. (2019); ;
  • Katsuno, C., Gregorio, E. R. G., Lomboy, M., Nonaka, D., Hernandez, P.M.R., Estrada, C. A.M., Pimentel, J., Bernadas, R., & Kobayashi, J. Quality of public school toilets and the frequency of changing sanitary napkins among students in public secondary schools in the City of Manila, Philippines. Tropical Medicine and Health. (2019); 47(1);
  • Hernandez PMR, Estrada CM, Nonaka D, Gregorio ER, Leynes CR, del Castillo RT, 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. (2019); 47(22); doi: 10.1186/s41182-019-0149-6
  • Usami M, Lomboy M, Satake N, Estrada C, Kodama M, Gregorio E, Suzuki Y, Uytico R, Molon M, Harada I, Yamamoto K, Inazaki K, Ushijima H, Leynes C, Kobayashi J, Quizon R, Hayakawa T. Addressing challenges in children’s mental health in disaster-affected areas in Japan and the Philippines – highlights of the training program by the National Center for Global Health and Medicine. BMC Proceedings 12(Suppl14). (2018); ; 1-8
  • Hernandez, P. M.R., Kanyasan, K., Nonaka, D., Chatouphonexay, A., Kounnavong, S., & Kobayashi, J. Implementation of disaster risk reduction and management policies in a school setting in Lao PDR: a case study. Tropical medicine and health. (2018); 46(1); 42
  • Salazar, L. F., Alvez, T. A. I., Balbedina, J. M. B., Torres, J. A. A., Tupaz, I. Y., Lomboy, M. F. T. C., & Quizon, R. R. Physico-Chemical and Microbiological Quality Assessment of Ice Blocks Sold in Selected Wet Markets in Manila, Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2018); 52(3);
  • Hernandez, P. M. R., & Saquido, A. S. B. Analysis of Gaps Among Stakeholders of Occupational Health and Safety in the Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2018); 52(3);
  • Hernandez, P. M. R., Dulay, L. E. R., Galvan, M. D. K. P., Puyaoan, R. J. M., Sison, A. A. Y., Natanauan, N. S. Occupational Noise Exposure of Traffic Enforcers in Selected Streets in the City of Manila. Acta Medica Philippina. (2018); 52(3);
  • Estrada, C. A. M., Marcelo, A. D., Corpuz, J. B., & Antonio, C. A. T.. Early Childhood Care, Education, and Development in the Philippines: Principles, Legal Aspects, and Public Health Implications. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21(1); 54-60
  • Thepaksorn, P., Fadrilan-Camacho, V. F. F., & Siriwong, W. Respiratory symptoms and ventilatory function defects among Para rubber wood sawmill workers in the South of Thailand. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. (2017); 23(4); 788-797
  • Antonio CA, Bermudez AN, Cochon KL, Garcia Jr FB, Guevarra JP, Manalo JA, Quizon RR, Salvino RP, Benedicto EG. Stakeholder Perceptions on the Challenges of Financing Debilitating Illnesses: The Case of Colorectal Cancer and Schizophrenia in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21(2); 17-9
  • 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
  • Molina VB, Quizon RR, Fadrilan–Camacho VF, Reyes CL, Deauna II JP, Agosto HC, Asuncion PJ, de Dios JM, Anarna MS, Magtibay BB. Development of Water Safety Plan Models for Water Refilling Stations in the Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina 30. (2016); 50(3);
  • Antonio, C. A. T., Hernandez, P. M. R., Tolabing, M. C. C., Ignacio, M. S. E., & Quizon, R. R. Promoting Socially Relevant Public Health Projects and Researches: Highlights from the Public Health Conference, SEAMEO TROPMED Philippines, November 13, 2015, Manila, Philippines.. Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2016); 20(1); 41-47
  • Quizon, R. R., Torres, E. B., Torres-Briola, T. Y., & Lomboy, M. F. T. C. Indoor Air Quality Monitoring of Communities Surrounding a Coal-Fired Power Plant in Pagbilao, Quezon. Acta Medica Philippina. (2016); 50(3);
  • Palad, Y. Y., Barquia, R. B., Domingo, H. C., Flores, C. K., Padilla, L. I., & Ramel, J. M. D. Scoping review of instruments measuring attitudes toward disability. Disability and Health Journal. (2016); 9(3); 354-374
  • Quizon, R. R. SEAMEO TROPMED Philippines: College Of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. (2016); 47(4); 570
  • Cadiz, A., Camacho, V., & Quizon, R. Occupational health and safety of the informal mining, transport and agriculture sectors in the Philippines. Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public. Health. (2016); 47(4); 833-43
  • 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. Fadrilan-Camacho, V. F. F., Quizon, R. R., Diaz, D. V., & Manaloto, A. N. P. (2016); 47(4); 822-832
  • 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
  • Gabud, R. S., Manalang Jr, G. F., Chua, R. B. L., Mendoza, E. R., & Lozano-Kuhne, J. P. An assessment of chronotype and social jetlag among Filipinos. Int J Philipp Sci Technol. (2015); 1; 31-40
  • Fontanilla, C. S., Quizon, R. R., Molina, V. B., Fadrilan-Camacho, V. F. F., Palatino, M. C., & Cuevas, V. C. Cadmium Concentration in Brown and Polished Rice from Selected Farms in Barangay Real, Calamba City and its Potential Non-cancer Health Risk in Adult Population. Acta Medica Philippina. (2015); 49(3);
  • Carlos, A. C. C., Enoveso, R. A. D., Palmares, M. L. E., Tejano, K. P. S., & Manalang Jr, G. F. Perceived Occupational Hazards of Sanitary Inspectors from Two Urban Cities in the Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2015); 49(3); 59-65
  • Lomboy, M. F. T. C., Quirit, L. L., Molina, V. B., Dalmacion, G. V., Schwartz, J. D., Suh, H. H., & Baja, E. S. Characterization of particulate matter 2.5 in an urban tertiary care hospital in the Philippines. Building and Environment. (2015); 92; 432-439
  • 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
  • Villanueva, S. Y. A. M., Saito, M., Baterna, R. A., Estrada, C. A. M., Rivera, A. K. B., Dato, M. C., Zamora, P.R.F.C., Segawa, T., Cavinta, L.L., Fukui, T., & Masuzawa, T. Leptospira-rat-human relationship in Luzon, Philippines. Microbes and Infection. (2014); 16(11); 902-910
  • Quizon, R. R., Lam, H. Y., Lopez, J. C. F., Lomboy, M. F. T. C., & Rivera, A. T. F. Policy Alternatives to Reduce the Health and Economic Effects of Continued Asbestos Use in the Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2014); 48(3);
  • Molina, V. B. Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Manila Catfish (Arius dispar) from Laguna Lake. Acta Medica Philippina. (2014); 48(1);
  • 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
  • Molina, V. B., & Kada, R. Carcinogenic Health Risk of Arsenic in Five Commercially Important Fish from Laguna De Bay, Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2014); 48(3);
  • Hernandez, P. M. R., Quizon, R. R., Lacsamana, G. C., & Remaneses, J. I. Occupational health systems across selected public healthcare facilities in the Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2014); 48(3);
  • Cope, M. A. B., Gutierrez, S. A. S., Mañalac, M. M. C., Ocampo, M. L. A. D., Perez, P. P., & Quizon, R. R. 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. (2013); 47(2);
  • Fadrilan-Camacho, V. F. F. Auto-LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and its Health Outcomes: A Review. Acta Medica Philippina. (2013); 47(2);
  • Molina, V.B.. Non-carcinogenic Health Risks of Heavy Metals in Bighead Carp (Aristichthys nobilis) from Laguna de Bay, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2013); 11; 17
  • Molina, V. B. Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals Bioaccumulation in Bangus from Laguna Lake. University of the Philippines Manila Journal. (2012); 16; 1-11
  • Molina, V. B. Waste Management Practices of Hospitals in Metro Manila. University of the Philippines Manila Journal. (2012); 7; 17-22
  • Lozano-Kühne, J. P., Aguila, M. E. R., Manalang Jr, G. F., Chua, R. B., Gabud, R. S., & Mendoza, E. R. Shift work research in the Philippines: current state and future directions. Philippine Science Letters. (2012); 5(1); 17-29
  • Molina, V. B. Health risk assessment of heavy metals bioaccumulation in Laguna de Bay fish products, Philippines. In 14th World Lake Conference, Austin Texas. (2011); ; 1-23
  • Aguila, M. E., Manalang Jr, G. F., Dasig, D., Chua, R. B., Roenneberg, T., Vetter, C., Lozano-Kuhne, J., Gabud, R., and Mendoza, E. and Institute of Medical Psychology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich (Germany). Philshift Research Group Studying the Filipino Chronotype. Philshift Research Group Studying the Filipino Chronotype. [Conference proceedings, TRN: PH1900147019916]. (2011); ;
  • Manalang Jr Gayline, F. Occupational health and safety training of personnel from eleven Department of Health hospitals in Metro Manila. Acta Medica Philippina. (2010); 44(1); 23-31
  • Guevarra JP, Oidem MG, Estrada JA, Bertuso AG, Borja MP, Bullecer ER, de Guzman TS, Leonardo LR, Molina VB, Yanga–Mabunga MS, Castillo EC. Partnership for Health Development through the Field Practice. Acta Medica Philippina. ; 48(3);