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Carl Abelardo T. Antonio, MD, MPH, FRSPH, MIHM. AFCHSM
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Administration

Dr. Carl Abelardo Antonio is a public health practitioner with experience in health services administration and health services research gained from work in government and with the private sector since 2009.

He is University Scientist and tenured faculty in public health at the University of the Philippines Manila (2013–). Concurrently, Dr. Antonio serves as Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research (2016–), BMC Public Health (2017–), and Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development (2018–).

Dr. Antonio actively leads, or co-manages, research in health services and health systems to inform policy and practice. In this capacity, he has managed grants from the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, TDR (the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases), World Health Organization, and International Development Research Centre.

He also provides technical assistance to government agencies, industry, and civil society organizations on various aspects of health services delivery improvement and local health systems strengthening.

Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Antonio worked with urban poor communities as Medical Officer for the health department of the Pasay City Government (2009–2013).

Dr. Antonio completed his medical and public health degrees from the University of the Philippines. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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Publications

  • Antonio C, Torres C, Lofranco V, Torres A, Lao S, Bermudez A, Benedicto E. Clinical experience of Filipino clinicians on the use of bedaquiline for treating multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2019); 23 (2); 20-25
  • Sionzon M, Torres C, Antonio C, Banaag C, de Guzman M, Garduño-Cruz M, Hembra M, Ponio B, Tolentino E, Malipot J, Ortega D, Reyes M, Sia A, Tinaja C, Aldea P, Benedicto E. Recovery in schizophrenia: Perspectives from psychiatrists in the Philippines. Journal of the Philippine Medical Association. (2019); 97 (2); 52-60
  • Antonio C. Citations searching in literature reviews. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2019); 23 (1); 71-74
  • Cochon K, Bermudez A, Orolfo DA, Guevarra J, Avelino MD, Agbon A, Manalo J, Mendoza E, Fabella R, Antonio C. Outputs and outcome of the Pharmacy Directly-Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) initiative in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2019); 23 (1); 48-53
  • Benedicto E, Tomanan K, Angeles M, Antonio C. Advances in the treatment and management of Filipino patients with multiple myeloma: From deadly to chronic disease with possibility of remission. Journal of the Philippine Medical Association. (2019); 97 (1); 54-59
  • Reyes M, Torres C, Bermudez A, Cochon K, Roxas E, Liao S, Ortega D, Silang A, Uezono D, Salamat M, Antonio C. Intersectoral collaborations for the prevention and control of vector borne diseases: a scoping review. Acta Medica Philippina. (2019); 53 (4); 315-326
  • Antonio C, Guevarra J, Cavinta L, Cabrera P, Castillo E, Hembra M, Fuderanan C, Reyes-Sare M, Vista S. The Philippine experience on the "Basic Training Course for Rehabilitation Workers on the Assessment and Management of Drug Dependence", 2013-2016. International Journal of Training Research . (2019); 17 (2); 187-198
  • Antonio C, Torres C, Guevarra J, Cavinta L, Castillo E, Hembra M, Fuderanan C, Reyes-Sare M, Vista S. Evaluation of the “Basic Training Course for Physicians on the Assessment and Management of Drug Dependence”, 2013-2017. International Journal of Training Research. (2019); 17 (2); 176-186
  • Antonio C. Reflections on a qualitative interview. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2019); 23 (2); 54-58
  • Torres C, Torres A, Benedicto E, Antonio C. Advanced Prostate Cancer Management: Proceedings of a scientific session, 20-21 July 2018, Manila, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2018); 22 (4); 56-62
  • Medina P, Bardelosa D, Lara A, Avelino M, Agbon A, Cengca R, Sepe D, Ting M, Guevarra J, Antonio C. A historical perspective of mandatory service policy in the Philippines: A document analysis. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2018); 22 (3); 1-12
  • Antonio C, Guevarra J, Cavinta L, Gloriani N, Peralta J, Reyes-Sare M, Galera F, Vista S, Panopio M. Lessons learned from government-academe-civil society partnership to improve the assessment and management of drug dependence in the Philippines. Acta Medical Philippina. (2018); 52 (3); 277-280
  • Rivera A, Antonio C. Mental health stigma among Filipinos: Time for a paradigm shift. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21 (2); 20-24
  • Antonio C, Bermudez A, Cochon K, Garcia F, Gueverra J, Manalo JA, Quizon R, Salvino R, Benedicto E. 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); 17-19
  • Estrada A, Marcelo A, Corpuz J, Antonio C. Early childhood care and development in the Philippines: Principles, legal aspects, and public health implications. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21 (1); 54-60
  • Latorre A, Rivera A, Quitiquit P, Antonio CT. A review of policies relating to speech and language development in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21 (1); 48-53
  • Saguil E, Bermudez A, Antonio CT, Cochon K. Consensus recommendations on the prevention and management of surgical site infections (SSI) in the Philippine setting. Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties. (2017); 72 (2); 70-84
  • Antonio C. Opportunities and Challenges for Academic Institutions in the Era of Internationalization: Proceedings of the First CPH Academic Roundtable. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21 (2); 25-32
  • Austria R, Antonio C. Male involvement in maternal care. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21 (2); 25-32
  • Antonio C, Patdu I, Marcelo A. Health information privacy in the Philippines: Trends and challenges in policy and practice. Acta Medica Philippina. (2016); 50 (4); 223-236
  • Lawas N, Faraon E, Mabunga S, Antonio C, Tobias E, Javier R. An evaluation of the Medical Pool Placement and Utilization Program (MedPool PUP) of the Philippine Department of Health. Acta Medica Philippina. (2016); 50 (3); 186-193
  • Antonio C. Gradients in wealth quintile and access to maternal care services: Reanalysis of data from the Philippines National Demographic and Health Survey 2013. Acta Medica Philippina. (2016); 50 (3); 170-175
  • Vista F, Ignacio M, Bausa D, Lanuza D, Mijares J, Antonio C. Factors contributing to the delay in the initiation of treatment of patients enrolled in the TB DOTS program in a highly-urbanized city in the Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2016); 50 (3); 136-143
  • Antonio C, Hernandez P, Tolabing M, Ignacio M, Quizon R. Promoting Socially Relevant Public Health Projects and Researches: Highlights from the Public Health Conference, SEAMEO TROPMED Philippines, November 13, 2015, Manila, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2016); 20 (1); 62-65
  • Antonio C. The youth’s role in advancing the state of the nation’s health. Acta Medica Philippina. (2015); 49 (3); 84-87
  • Tendilla J, Lim J, Antonio C. Reducing maternal mortality due to postpartum hemorrhage in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2015); 19 (3); 48-54
  • Antonio C. Contribution of private sector hospitals in the detection and treatment of tuberculosis. Acta Medica Philippina. (2014); 48 (3); 52-57
  • Lawas N, Javier R, Antonio C, Faraon E, Mabunga S, Tobias E. Health human resource needs of government hospitals in the Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2014); 48 (3); 20-25