Biosketch

Chairman, Privacy Experts Group, Department of Health (DOH)/Department of Science and Technology (DOST); Member and Lecturer, Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) Sub-Committee on Information Dissemination, Training, and Advocacy (SIDTA); Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Open Data, University of the Phils. Diliman; Core Member (current), Program Director (2011-2014), Ethical, Legal, Social Issues (ELSI) Program, Philippine Genome Center; Director (2008-2014), Diliman Interactive Learning Center (DILC), University of the Philippines; Executive Officer (2003-2014), International Association of Bioethics (IAB). He has been a research consultant, Public Assessment of Water Services (PAWS), National Engineering Center; Research Fellow at the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies; a recipient of several International Publications Awards from the University of the Philippines; a referee of various journals; Research Fellow in Ethical Issues in International Research at the School of Public Health, Harvard University.

Currently working on: data privacy; open data; research ethics; digital humanities; ethical issues in medical migration; epistemology of social media; ethical issues in genomics; ethical issues in medical tourism; culture of compliance in healthcare; forensic ethics; social stratification in the Philippines