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Paul Michael R. Hernandez, MD, MOH
Assistant Professor and Department Chair
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

DDr. Paul Michael R. Hernandez graduated cum laude when he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He then pursued Doctor of Medicine in UP Manila. He then attended the 63rd Post-graduate Course in Occupational Health and Safety conducted by the Department and eventually took Master of Occupational Health at the same University. He finished MOH in 2012 and received the Academic Excellence Award for the said program.

Dr. Hernandez is currently the Department Chair after serving as Chair in 2017 and CPH Assistant to the Dean for Planning and Development in 2016 to 2017. In 2018, he worked as a Project Assistant Professor of the Department of Global Health Sciences of the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. He was one of the recipients of the One UP Faculty Grant for Teaching and Public Service in Environmental and Occupational Health for 2016-2018, and 2019 to 2021.

Dr. Hernandez has attended conferences, seminars and training on Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Emergency and Disaster Management, Biosafety and Biosecurity, Research Ethics, and Health Leadership and Governance. He is also involved in the conduct of courses for Occupational Health, Environmental Health and Public Health in general. In addition, he is a consultant for both the DEOH Industrial Hygiene and Biological Lead Determination services. Also, he participated in activities of key Philippine government institutions on Occupational Health and Safety (Department of Health, Department of Labor and Employment, and Civil Service Commission), and the World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office.

Dr. Hernandez was a co-investigator for two DOH-funded research projects, namely, Baseline Research Study on the Occupational Diseases Among Workers in Public Healthcare Facilities and DOH Offices; and Strengthening the National Occupational Health and Safety Program of the Philippines Phases 1 and 2

Contact:
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Publications

  • 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.
  • Katsuno C, Gregorio ER, Lomboy MFTC, Nonaka D, Hernandez PMR, Estrada CAM, Pimentel JMT, Bernadas RMGC and 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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41182-018-0131-8. (2019); 47 (5);
  • 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); ;
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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);
  • 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., 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
  • 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
  • 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);