Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences, UP Manila

He is presently the Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Faculty of Health Policy Studies (Health Social Science), College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Manila.

He received his undergraduate degree from the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman. He received his masters degree in Management from UP Diliman and his MA Medical Anthropology degree from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a PhD Public Health candidate from the College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Kingdom of Thailand. He was a Fogarty Fellow in Health at Brown University, Providence. Rhode Island, USA.

He has extensive research, publications and public service in the areas of community and reproductive health, medical anthropology, ethno-psychiatry and behavioral science,. health social science and sexual health.