The ASMPH Center for Research and Innovation is the research unit of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health. We are a growing team of researchers across various subjects of interests including health systems, mental health, neuro-developmental disorders, environmental health, medical equipment, and digital health, among others.
We have strive to develop research outputs that can impact not only the learning community within the university, but most especially practitioners, policymakers, and community members in the Philippines and across the globe.
We believe that in order to create real impact, our research activities must range from theoretical to applied. This follows the "bench-bedside-barangay" framework that emphasizes translating research findings to better patient and population health care.
Doing research that is timely and relevant creates new evidence that can fill the gaps in existing knowledge in the field. This makes the developing and most up-to-date evidence available to students and faculty.
Research work and innovations are only relevant in the context of increase access to quality health services and improving health outcomes in communities. The projects within ACRI strive to engage communities from the beginning up to the end of the projects, always with consideration of each community’s local health beliefs, practices, and culture.
Innovating in Health
Pioneering innovations in health in terms of new processes and technology using local and international evidence and resources allows for application and practical use of knowledge and research work.
Partnerships with other stakeholders enhance the relevance and impact of research work. Often, a multidisciplinary approach involving the end-users, other members of the academe, the local government, non-government organizations, and the international community, among others create larger positive effect.
On the promotion of mental well-being, the increasing prevalence of poor mental health, the perceptions around mental health, and the access to appropriate services and resources
On emerging environmental health issues such as sanitation, waste management, and health risks, and policies surrounding essential environmental health services
On technological innovations that can impact individuals and communities at the primary to the tertiary levels of care
On methods and strategies to effectively delivery essential medical and public health knowledge to students, trainees, and professionals
On services, new evidence, and interventions for individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders
On the use of digital methods to improve health data management, service delivery, and health promotion
On policies, processes, and interventions that impact our complex health system in order to achieve collective health goals
For completed, ongoing, and upcoming research work, ACRI receives support from the following, but not limited to, the following institutions: The World Health Organization, The Department of Health, Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes, Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium, The British Council, Commission on Higher Education, AC Health, and The Ateneo de Manila University Research Council.
ACRI is the research unit of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, which is one the professional schools of the Ateneo de Manila University.
ACRI is located in the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health campus, in Pasig City, Philippines. Our research work, however, extends to various parts of the Philippines, and even globally.
ACRI's research is focused on health, particularly on Mental Health, Environmental Health, Medical Equipment, Medical Education, Neuro-developmental Disorders, Digital Health, and Health Systems.
We are constantly looking to work with researchers at the student to senior level. Please see our career opportunities page or feel free to email us for specific inquiries.