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Fely Marilyn E. Lorenzo, MPH, DrPH
Department of Health Policy and Administration

Dr. Fely Marilyn E. Lorenzo is a professor of health policy and management. She is a registered nurse and holds graduate degrees from UP Manila (Master of Public Health) and from the University of California at Berkeley (Doctor of Public Health). She was the founding Chair of the MA Health Policy Studies program Health Sciences track (MAHPS-HS) and continues to participate in the teaching of the MAHPS courses (1998-present) as well as in the MHA and MPH programs. She was also the founding Director of the Institute of Health Policy and Development Studies of the National Institutes of Health and led the work there from 1999 to 2006. She is the current chairperson of the UPM health Policy Development Hub and has led the work there since 2015.

Dr. Lorenzo is active in national and international research, consultancies and policy development aiming to link all these three areas together. Among her recent national and international research projects which she has mostly led as principal investigator are in the areas of Health Human Resource development specifically in Health Human Resource Master Planning; HRH Assessment in TB laboratory and treatment center networks; Nursing Development and Health worker migration, Climate Change and Health; Health Care Reform and Financing, Health Systems Strengthening; Tobacco Control; and Burden of Disease calculations. Current policy research and analysis undertakings are on NCD Care Pathways and Benefit Packages determination; Valuation of Climate Change Adaptation and Health and Reconfiguring PHC in the Philippines towards UHC. Dr. Lorenzo also contributed substantially to HRH and health sciences education through the WHO-led Transformative Health Sciences Education and the CHED-led Outcomes Based Education efforts.

Dr. Lorenzo has been a recipient of numerous awards. Among the most important ones are the Solita V. Sotejo Medallion of Honor , University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association, International, USA 2009; Centennial Professional Chair Award, University of the Philippines Manila, 2008; Outstanding Book Award “ Health Care Factbook” NAST 2006;Gems Award “Burden of Illness: Malaria in the Philippines” UPM 2005;Professional Award in Nursing, University of the Philippines Alumni Association- 2005;Most Distinguished Alumna in Nursing, UP Manila Alumni Association, 2004;Most Distinguished Alumna , UP College of Nursing -2004;Most Outstanding Alumna in Research UP College of Public Health – 2001;Most Outstanding Alumna in Education UP College of Nursing – 2000.



  • Lorenzo, FME et al. Guidelines on Transforming and Scaling Up Health Professionals Education in WHO Transforming and Scaling up Health Professionals Education & Training WHO Guidelines 2013.. . (2013); ;
  • Churunrutai Kanchanachitra, Magnus Lindelow, Timothy Johnston, Piya Hanvorangchai, Fely Marilyn Lorenzo, Nguyen Lan Huong, Siswonto Agus Wilopo, Jennifer Frances de la Rosa. Human Resources For Health In Southeast Asia: Shortages, distributional challenges and international trade in health services . Health In Southeast Asia ( Special Series) The Lancet . (2011); ;
  • Lorenzo, FME et al. Physical and Human Resources, The Philippines Health International Reference System Review, WHO HITS series 2011 . . (2011); ;
  • Lorenzo, FME et al.. Nursing Migration from a Source Country Perspective: Philippine Country Case Study. Health Services Research. (2007); 42 (3);
  • Lorenzo, FME. Health Worker Migration, Philippine Country Case Study. ILO Working Paper, Geneva. (2007); ;
  • M. Lorenzo, FME, Buchan, J., Kingma. International Migration of Nurses: Trends and Policy Implications. Issue Papers, ICN Geneva. (2005); ;
  • Lorenzo, M., Sarol, J., Azcuna, R., Dror, D., Soriano, Elmer. Field Based Evidence of Enhanced Health Care Utilization Among Persons Insured by Micro Health Insurance in the Philippines. Health Policy Journal. (2004); ;
  • Lorenzo, FME. Philippine Health Care Fact Book Volume 1, UP Manila, The Health Science Center in cooperation with Information Publication and Public Affairs Office. Editor Manila. (2003); 1;
  • Lorenzo, FME et al.. The Compendium of Round Table Discussions on Tobacco Control in the Philippines. UP Manila Journal. (2000); 6 (1);
  • Lorenzo FME, Corcega, TF, et al. Nurse Supply and Demand in the Philippines. UP Manila Journal. (2000); 5 (1);
  • Llanes, MDM, Lorenzo, FME.. Survey of the Educational Qualifications of the Deans & Faculty of College of Nursing in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Nursing Education. (2000); ;
  • Lorenzo, FME et al.. Analysis of Policy Options in Addressing Nursing Surplus and Globalization Effects in the Philippines. UP Manila Journal. (2000); 5 (1);