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Jonathan P. Guevarra, RN, MAN
Assistant Professor VII
Department of Health Promotion & Education

Prof. Jonathan P. Guevarra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Education and was Department Chair from 2010-2013. He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Nursing degrees from De La Salle University – Health Sciences Institute. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines – Los Banos.

Prof. Guevarra teaches Public Health Promotion and Education (PH 186) for BS Public Health students. He handles the health promotion and education courses offered for graduate students in the Master of Public Health program such as Public Health Promotion and Education (PHPE 210), General Problems in Community Health Education (PHPE 201) Health Education for Community Development (PHPE 202), Public Health Education and Teaching of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (PHPE 214) and Special Problems in Health Education (PHPE 205). He is also a field preceptor in the undergraduate and graduate field practice courses.

In the last ten years, he has coordinated several training programs for local and international participants. He has published his researches on emergency and disaster preparedness, tobacco control, injury prevention, drowning prevention, prevention and control of leptospirosis, and field practice in peer-reviewed national and international journals.

He also serves as a consultant, technical assistance provider and resource person in health promotion and education, injury prevention and safety promotion, drowning prevention, community organizing and development, program evaluation, emergency and disaster preparedness,

Prof. Guevarra was a recipient of the UP Manila Faculty Grant (2005), Gawad Sentenaryo Professorial Chair (2012) , Metro Manila Commission Professorial Chair (2013) and International Publication Award (2014).



  • 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
  • Pinlac PAV, Castillo EC, Guevarra JP, Escartin IC, Caluag MEI, Granada CN, Tagunicar LB, Banda AD, Go JJJL, Kim JK, Sy CAS, Maceda AA, Gloriani NG. . The Status of NonCommunicableDisease Prevention and Control in the Philippines: A Systematic Review. Acta Medica Philippina. (2015); ;
  • Calpito, KC, Canizares, V., Celis, V., R., Duarte, N.P., Guevarra, J.P., Gregorio, E.R. Jr. Selected Socio-demographic and Psychosocial Variables Related to Mothers’ Preference for Childbirth Setting in a Barangay in Rosario, Cavite. ACTA MEDICA PHILIPPINA. (2015); 49 (3);
  • Guevarra, J.P., Ramos-Mortel, B.M., Gregorio, E.R. Jr., Castillo, E.C. Assessment of a Public Health Promotion and Education Module at the Graduate Level: A Basis for Revision of Learning Resource Material for Teaching and Training Health Promotion and Education. ACTA MEDICA PHILIPPINA. (2015); 49 (3);
  • Guevarra, JP, Cordova Jr, RQ, Mercado, CEG, & Asaad, A.S. . Tobacco Use Among Fourth Year Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Students of the College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila, Academic Year 2012–2013.. Journal of community health, October 2014, vol./is. 39/5(886-93), 1573-3610. Journal of community health. (2014); 39 (886-93);
  • Saito, M., Miyahara, S., Villanueva, S. Y., Aramaki, N., Ikejiri, M., Kobayashi, Y. Guevarra, J. P., Masusawa, T., Gloriani, N. G. , Yanagihara, Y., & Yoshida, S. I.. (2014). PCR and Culture Identification of Pathogenic Leptospira spp. from Coastal Soil in Leyte, Philippines, after a Storm Surge during Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Applied and environmental microbiology. . (2014); 80 (22); 6926-6932
  • Guevarra, J. P., Franklin, R. C., Basilio, J. A., Orbillo, L. L., & Go, J. J. L. (2014).. Child drowning prevention in the Philippines: the beginning of a conversation. International journal of injury control and safety promotion, (ahead-of-print). . (2014); ; 1-11
  • Guevarra J.P., Oidem M.G., Estrada J.E., Bertuso A.G., Borja M. P., Pinlac P.A., et al. Partnership for Health Development through the Field Practice. ACTA Medica Philippina. (2014); 48(3); 1-5
  • Guevarra JP. Basilio, JA, Orbillo, LL, Go, JL, Arias, AE.. The Utilization of Safe Community Assessment Tool and Development of Community Action Plan for Injury Prevention. J. Natl. Inst. Public Health. . (2013); 62(5); 526-530
  • Guevarra, J.P., Albornoz, RM, Go, JJ.. Knowledge , Attitudes and Practices of Parents in an Urban Coastal Community on Preventing Childhood Drowning. Acta Medica Philippina. (2010); 44 (1);
  • Guevarra, J.P.,Ancheta, CA, Dela Peña, JO , Ortega, AR, Lariosa, TR.. Assessment of Disaster Preparedness in Selected Public Schools in Luzon, Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2007); 41 (2);
  • Guevarra JP, Oidem MG, Estrada JA, Bertuso AG, Borja MP, Bullecer ER, de Guzman TS, Leonardo LR, Molina VB, Yanga–Mabunga MS, Castillo EC. Partnership for Health Development through the Field Practice. Acta Medica Philippina. ; 48(3);
  • Saito M, Miyahara S, Villanueva SYAM, Aramaki N, Ikejiri M, Kobayashi Y, Guevarra JP, Masuzawa T, Gloriani NG, Yanagihara Y and Yoshida S.. PCR and Culture Identification of Pathogenic Leptospira spp. from Coastal Soil in Leyte, Philippines, after a Storm Surge during Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Appl. Environ. Microbiol. ; 80 (22); 6926