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Fernando B. Garcia, Jr., MPA, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Administration

Dr. Fernando B. Garcia Jr. is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration at the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila, Philippines. He has held several administrative and graduate program committee chairmanships at the university for the following: Department of Health Policy and Administration (2016-2019); Doctor of Public Health program (2018-2019); and Master of Hospital Administration program (2015-2018). He received his Bachelor of Science degree, major in Economics and Master of Public Administration degree specializing in Spatial Information Management both at UP Diliman. He was conferred with a Ph.D. in Public Health specializing in Health Economics at the School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. He is also a Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) candidate at UP Diliman. With his multidisciplinary background from his academic degrees and experiences, his research interests include Health Economics and Economic Evaluations, Health Financing, Public Health and Health Systems Strengthening, Leadership and Governance, Health Policy, and Spatial Information Management.

He has been involved as investigator and consultant in several research projects and consultancies funded by government agencies, (DOH, DOST, PCHRD, CHED-PCARI), international and development agencies (WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, NHMRC), and non-government organizations. Dr. Garcia is a recipient of the Faculty of Health Equity Award from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia; and the Netherlands Fellowship Programme on Urban Planning and Land Administration (UPLA.2) from the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). Enschede, The Netherlands. He has also been a reviewer of the Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development, Acta Medica Philippina, and Scientific Review Council of the National Institutes of Health, UP Manila.

Dr. Garcia has served as coordinator, resource person, and facilitator in the various public service engagements with the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF), and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), among others. He is also part of a global teaching collaboration course on Health Economics with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) offered to both UPM and UCLA graduate students since its inception in 2017. Dr. Garcia is an awardee of both the One-UP Professorial Chair Award for Teaching and Public Service in Public Health (Health Services Administration) for the period 2019-2021 and the University of the Philippines Manila Professorial Chair (2019–2020)

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Publications

  • Cagayan MSFS., Ang-Bon RM, Salonga RD, Garcia, FB Jr., et. al. Analysis of trends in maternal mortalities in Bicol region using national health surveys and maternal death reviews. Philippine Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (2019); 43 (6); 39-48
  • Garcia FB Jr., Balcon-Halton K, Graves N, Leonardo LR, Soares-Magalhaes R, Clements A, Yakob L. A Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal of the Quality of Studies Looking into the Economic Evaluation of Control Strategies for Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis and Schistosomiasis. Acta Medica Philippina. (2019); 53 (1); 80-89
  • Garcia FB Jr., et. al. Addressing Climate Change Effect to Public Health Through Vulnerability Maps. Abstract of the Sixth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 2017. ISBN 978-1-988652-05-4. Unique Conferences Canada. (2017); ;
  • Garcia FB Jr., Halton K, Graves N, Soares-Magalhaes R, Clements A. Economic cost estimation of selected strategies to control Soil Transmitted Helminth infections in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21 (4); 37-44
  • Antonio CT, Bermudez AC, Cochon KL, Garcia FB Jr., Gueverra 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. Phil. Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21 (2); 17-19
  • Garcia FB Jr., Halton K, Graves N, Soares-Magalhaes R, Clements A. Economic cost estimation of selected strategies to control Soil Transmitted Helminth infections in the Philippines. . Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21 (4); 37-44
  • Garcia FB Jr., et. al. An Economic Evaluation of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH) Control Strategies in the Philippines. American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. (2015); 93(4);
  • Lorenzo, F. M. E., Balangue, T. O., dela Rosa, J. F E., Flavier, J. D. C., Gepte, A. T. D., Lorenzo, J. V., Garcia, F.B.,...Silva, M. E. C.. MDGF 1656:Strengthening the Philippines Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change: Health Sector, Book 1. Published by Institute of Health Policy and Development, NIH, UP Manila. (2011); ;
  • Garcia FB Jr., de las Llagas LA. An Examination of the Spatial Factors of Dengue Cases in Quezon City, Philippines: A Geographic Information System (GIS)-based Approach, 2005-2008. Acta Medica Philippina. (2011); 45(1); 53-62
  • Garcia FB Jr., Lorenzo FME, Molina VB, Silva MEC. Addressing Climate Change Effect to Public Health Through Vulnerability Maps. Abstract of the Sixth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 2017. ISBN 978-1-988652-05-4. Unique Conferences Canada. ; ;