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Ma. Carmen C. Tolabing, BSPH, MPH, DrPH (Epidemiology)
Professor 5
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

DDr. Ma. Carmen Tolabing is a Public Health Professional with specialization in Epidemiology. She has devoted her professional life to teaching and research work. She teaches courses like Epidemiology, Health Research, and Biostatistics to public health and medical students. Carmen’s research interests include health information system, health human resources, health program evaluation, and health literacy. She designed the web-based National Database of Human Resources for Health Data Collection System of DOH. She also established the activity standards for selected health providers in field health facilities which served as inputs in the development of the Workload Indicator of Staffing Needs (WISN) calculator for field health facilities in the Philippines.

She has been regularly tapped as research trainer and/or mentor in research courses and trainings organized for health professionals. She has served as a research consultant in the various research capacity-building activities of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) since 2008: as resource person in the research skills trainings for members of the various Regional Health Research and Development Consortia; and as research mentor in the research capability building project for the R&D coordinators of the regional health offices of DOH and its attached agencies. She has been serving as technical reviewer of research proposals/research papers of the PCHRD for about 10 years now. She is also an active member of the National Ethics Committee.

Carmen is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health. She obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of the Philippines.



  • 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
  • Tolabing, MC. Online Classroom for Bio 206. . (2015); ;
  • Tolabing, MC. Palatino, M. . Online Classroom for Research Methods for DOH Regional Offices/Hospitals . . (2014); ;
  • Tolabing, MC. . Self Instructional Module on Measuring Study Variables . . (2014); ;
  • Tolabing, MC. . Self Instructional Module on Introduction to Health Research. . (2014); ;
  • Tolabing, MC.. Self Instructional Module on Research Problem Identification and Objective Setting . . (2014); ;
  • Tolabing, MC.. Self Instructional Module on Analysis of Qualitative Data . . (2014); ;
  • Tolabing, MC.. Module on Sampling Human Population for Health Research . . (2012); ;
  • Tolabing, MC.. Module on Data Collection for Health Research . . (2011); ;
  • Tolabing, MC.. Module on Report Writing . . (2011); ;
  • Tolabing, MC.Sarol, J., Carnate, J. . Module on Basic Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Public Health Doctors and Nurses . . (2011); ;
  • Tolabing, MC.. Module on Disease Prevention and Control for Sanitary Inspectors . . (2010); ;
  • Tolabing, MC.. User Manual, National Database of Human Resources for Health Information System. . (2010); ;
  • Tolabing MC & Saniel OP. Development and Validation of Screening Test for Genital Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhea Infections. Acta Medica Philippina. (2007); 41(2);
  • Tolabing MC , Carnate J., Tinio C., Marcelo D.. Interrupted Time Series Study on the Completeness and Acceptability of the Cause of Death Statement in Death Certificate.. ACTA Medica Philippina . ; 47 (3); 42-48