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Miguel Antonio Salazar


Doctoral student

Miguel took his bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2004 then gained his doctor of medicine degree from the University of the Philippines Manila in 2009. He then took his Master of Science in International Health in the Institute of Global Health in Heidelberg in 2015. He has work and research experience in health information management in local and national levels of government looking at routine information systems, disaster recovery and rehabilitation, and disease surveillance post-disasters. He has previous engagements with the WHO Philippine country office and the WHO European Center for Environment and Health as well as with local NGOs and a social enterprise in the Philippines.

Currently he is looking at the health consequences of natural hazards and complex emergencies in the Philippines using a syndromic surveillance system for disasters. He is also looking into disease trends of climate related events also in the Philippines using routine health information systems.


2015   MScIH, Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University
2009   MD, University of the Philippines Manila
2004   BSc in Psychology , University of the Philippines Diliman


Syndromic surveillance for health in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Philippines


Salazar MA, Law R, Pesigan A, Winkler V. Health Consequences of Typhoon Haiyan in the Eastern Visayas Region Using a Syndromic Surveillance Database. PLOS Curr Disasters. 2017;1–14. Available from: currents.plos.org/disasters/article/health-consequences-of-typhoon-haiyan-in-the-eastern-visayas-region-using-a-syndromic-surveillance-database/

Salazar MA, Pesigan AM, Law R, Winkler V. Post-disaster health impact of natural hazards in the Philippines in 2013. Glob Health Action. 2016;9:31320. DOI: doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.31320

Martinez RE, Quintana R, Go JJ, Marquez MA, Kim JK, Villones MS, Salazar MA. Surveillance for and issues relating to noncommunicable diseases post-Haiyan in Region 8. West Pacific Surveill Response J. 2015 Nov 6;6(Suppl 1):21–4. DOI: doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2015.6.3.HYN_020