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

Dr. 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 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.
His past work experiences include being a primary care physician, an occupational health and safety practitioner, and a health and wellness resource speaker for 3 years, as well as being a project manager in a non-government organization for 1 year, after finishing medical school.

Currently, he is pursuing graduate studies in Biomedical and Health Informatics at the Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University in Thailand. His research paper is an interrupted time series analysis of premature mortality from noncommmunicable disease among Filipinos.



  • 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