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Paul Adrian V. Pinlac, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

DDr. Paul Adrian Vidanes Pinlac is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the College of Public Health, University of the Philippines (U.P.) Manila. His main field of interest is the epidemiology of chronic lifestyle-related diseases, where he has previously collaborated with the World Health Organization - Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO), WHO Philippines, and the Department of Health (DOH) in training health leaders in the National Capital Region (NCR) on noncommunicable disease (NCD) monitoring and surveillance, as well as in developing a national multisectoral action plan for NCD prevention and control.

Dr. Pinlac earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology at U.P. Baguio, graduating cum laude. A physician by profession, he received his medical training at the U.P. College of Medicine as the first batch of student doctors under the Organ-System Integration Curriculum of the said institution. Having found his niche in public health, he took a master’s degree at U.P. College of Public Health, where he is now part of the faculty roster as Assistant Professor of
Epidemiology. He has also completed postgraduate studies in Biomedical and Health Informatics at the Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University in Thailand.

His past work experiences include being a primary care physician, an occupational health and safety practitioner, and a health and wellness resource speaker, as well as being a
project manager in a non-government organization aimed at preventing and managing cancer.

While in the academe only for a little over 3 years, he has 8 publications, 4 of which tackle the burden of NCDs in the country, including a monograph on the Epidemiology of Noncommunicable Diseases, and an article on Time Series Analysis of Premature Mortality from Noncommunicable Disease in The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Currently, on top of his academic duties as assistant professor and administrative duties as the Assistant to the Dean for Planning and Development, he is working on a pilot implementation of the Local Integration Options for NCD-Essential Surveillance Systems, or the LIONESS project, in the City of Manila with WHO-WPRO in obtaining local surveillance data on NCD risk factors among adults and adolescents as part of his community service.



  • 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); ;
  • 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