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Romeo R. Quizon, MSc Eng’g, FPSSE, ASEAN Eng
Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

PProfessor Romeo R. Quizon holds degrees in both Civil Engineering (CE) and Sanitary Engineering (SE). He has Philippine licenses to practice both professions.

Prof. Quizon began his career with a brief immersion in industry before joining the University of the Philippines Manila (UP Manila) as Instructor at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Public Health (1991). As faculty, he
performs the three-fold functions of teaching, research, and extension service (initiatives for the public and professions). He rose through the ranks to become Professor (2019) and was eventually elected Dean of the College of Public Health (2013-2016, 2016-2019) — the first Dean of the College from the engineering profession.

Prof. Quizon pursued his Masters degree in Tropical Public Health Engineering (Leeds University, UK). Upon returning from graduate studies, he continued research endeavors as CPH faculty and became known for expertise in environmental and occupational health. He has various publications aside from scientific articles, having contributed to several manuscripts, course manuals, manual of operations, technical briefs, reference standard books, and technical papers, particularly those concerning water sanitation, chemical safety, waste management, and environmental health.

Following a thirty-year career spent mostly as faculty of UP Manila, he earned the distinctions “Fellow of the Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers” (2015) and “ASEAN Engineer” (2016). Prof. Quizon is one of the first Filipinos in the ASEAN Engineering Registry - a regional list of professionals towards the ASEAN-wide economic integration effort.

Contact:
(+632) 524-7102 | 526-5966


Publications

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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);
  • 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
  • Lomboy M, Riego de Dios J, Magtibay B, Quizon R, Molina V, Fadrilan-Camacho V, See J, Enoveso A, Barbosa L, Agravante A. Updating National Standards for Drinking-Water: A Philippine Experience. Journal of Water and Health. doi: 10.2166/wh.2016.177. (2017); ;
  • 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);
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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);
  • 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
  • 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);
  • 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);