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Jaifred Christian F. Lopez, MD MPM
Assistant Professor IV
Department of Nutrition

Dr Jaifred Christian F Lopez, or Jim, finished his medical degree in UP Manila under the Integrated Arts and Medicine accelerated program, and his master in public management, major in health systems and development at the Development Academy of the Philippines. He is pursuing further studies in epidemiology. He is also an alumnus of the Doctors to the Barrios program of the Department of Health, having served the Cordillera region.

Prior to joining the Department, he was a health policy researcher working with the Institute of Health Policy and Development Studies at the UP Manila National Institutes of Health, the Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes, Inc., 101 Health Research, Inc., and Physicians for Peace Philippines. He also taught epidemiology, biostatistics and community medicine at San Beda University College of Medicine, and was associate to the vice-president for research and innovation.

He is actively involved with various cause-oriented groups and research networks. He is a core collaborator of HealthXPh.net, a group of doctors and health professionals advocating responsible use of social media in health care. He is also a member of the Global Burden of Disease collaborator network; Global Health Focus, a network of global health researchers; R Users Group Philippines; and Health Systems Global.

His research interests include social epidemiology, global health, health literacy, disaster epidemiology, and primary health care.



  • Lopez J, Caragay R, Sia I, Madamba J, Velasco D, Lam H, Estacio L, Co E.. Catalyzing Development of Best Practice Guidelines for Community-Managed Health Programs: Case Study of a Community-Academic Partnership. Acta Medica Philippina. (2018); 52 (4);
  • Lam H, Sia I, Lopez J, Caragay R, Estacio L, Co E, Madamba J, Abola R, Maybituin C, Velasco D.. Community-Managed Health Programs for Better Health Outcomes: Preliminary Results of a Community Participatory Research in Murcia and Isabel, Negros Occidental, Philippines.. Acta Medica Philippina. (2018); 52 (2);
  • Co E, Sia I, Lopez J, Caragay R, Estacio L, Lam H, Madamba J, Abola R, Villena M. . Scaling up primary health care in the Philippines: lessons from a systematic review of experiences of community-based health programs. . Acta Medica Philippina. (2018); 52 (2);
  • Lam H, Rivera A, Chua P, Lopez J, Cheng K, Palasi W.. Cost of Hospitalization of Different Types of Schistosomiasis Cases in Endemic Areas in the Philippines: Indicating the Need to Increase the Coverage of Government Health Insurance and Effective Control and Prevention.. Acta Medica Philippina . (2018); 52 (2);
  • Lam H, Gundran C, Lopez J, Santamaria E, Tuazon A, Tayao L. . Enabling Factors, Hindrances, and Self-Perceived Level of Preparedness of Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Medical Services Responders.. Acta Medica Philippina . (2018); 52 (2);
  • Gundran C, Lam H, Lopez J, Santamaria E, Tuazon A, Tayao L. . Medical needs documented by EMS responders to areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: implications on disaster response policy. . Acta Medica Philippina. (2018); 52 (2);
  • Lopez J, Lam H. . Data analysis and presentation. In: Research protocol writing: a beginner’s guide. Manila, Philippines: Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium.. . (2017); ;
  • Lopez J. . Citing references. In: Research protocol writing: a beginner’s guide. Manila, Philippines: Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium.. . (2017); ;
  • Go M, Lopez J. . Modules for the Emerging Health-Related Issues Course. Master in Public Management, Major in Health Systems and Development program. Pasig City: Development Academy of the Philippines.. . (2016); ;
  • Quizon R, Lam H, Lopez J, Lomboy M, Rivera A. . Policy alternatives to reduce the health and economic effects of continued asbestos use in the Philippines. . Acta Medica Philippina . (2014); 48 (3); 1-7
  • Sylwanowicz L, Schreiber M, Anderson C, Gundran C, Santamaria E, Lopez J., Lam H, Tuazon A. . Rapid Triage of Mental Health Risk in Emergency Medical Workers: Findings from Typhoon Haiyan.. Disaster Med Public Health Prep.. ; ; doi: 10.1017/dmp.2017.37