Amiel Nazer C. Bermudez, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Dr Amiel Nazer C. Bermudez is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2009 from the College of Medicine of the University of the Philippines Manila (UP Manila) under the prestigious Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine Program (INTARMED) – a seven-year accelerated degree program in medicine. In 2014, he completed his Master of Public Health degree from the College of Public Health of UP Manila. Dr Bermudez attended training courses, both locally and abroad, on epidemiological methods in health research, advanced epidemiology, and district health management. In addition, he was member of the Philippine delegation to science exchange programs in Japan – the Education for Sustainable Development Exchange Program in 2011, and the Sakura Exchange Program in Science in 2015.

Prior to joining the academe, Dr Bermudez was engaged in several public health research projects by Health Futures Foundation, Inc. (HFI) initially as Research Associate, then rising up the ranks as Research Fellow and Deputy Director for Projects. Some of the research projects undertaken by Dr Bermudez with HFI were funded by / co-implemented with the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEXT); Consuelo Foundation; World Health Organization (WHO); and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

At present, Dr Bermudez serves as consultant for Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Health Organization (WHO), and Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF). He is also frequently invited by local specialty medical societies as resource speaker / lecturer on epidemiology and biostatistics, and judge of research contests. Dr Bermudez’s researches focus on public health consequences of environmental degradation particularly on critically-endangered watershed areas, maternal and child health, health financing, and tobacco control policies. He is also an ardent advocate for inclusive trans-disciplinary approaches in researches on sustainable development.