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EMILIA P ZARCO

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

EXERCISE SCIENCE, HEALTH STUDIES, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT MANAGEMENT

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Diplomas/Degrees

M.Ed. Health Education, University of the Philippines (1997)
Doctor of Medicine, West Visayas State University, Philippines (1987)
A.B. Science, West Visayas State University, Philippines (1983)

Recent Courses

Essentials Of Healthful Living
Student Teaching Health ( Dual )

Personal Statement

The following lines by Sydney J. Harris reflect my philosophy of teaching:

Knowledge is not enough. Technique is not enough. Mere experience is not enough. This is the mystery at the heart of the teaching process; and the same mystery at the heart of the healing process. Each is an art, more than a science or a skill – and the art at the bottom is the ability to “tune in to the other’s wavelength”.

The truth of these lines has become more apparent to me as a result of my teaching experiences over the past ten years. Having been trained as a physician, I have always approached teaching in the same way that I approached healing. That is, teaching and healing require a great deal of preparation in terms of content and process. Success as a teacher does not just happen – it is more a process of becoming, hence is a commitment to a lifetime of learning.

I believe that an effective teacher or healer should be knowledgeable about the tools and resources of the profession. Teachers should know what to teach, what methods and strategies to use, what resources and materials to utilize and what technological advances are available to enhance teaching. With this knowledge, a teacher should be able to communicate effectively and deliver the message, make assessments and evaluate the process and outcomes of teaching.

I also believe that teaching should be accompanied by research and service in one’s chosen discipline. An effective teacher should keep an inquisitive mind and engage in research projects to advance the knowledge of his or her field. He or she must also be engaged in service to the local and global community. This involvement gives the teacher opportunities to keep abreast of trends and advancements. Moreover, the experiences that a teacher gathers from research and service provide new insights and opportunities to explore new avenues of learning. This way, the teacher is able to sharpen, deepen and enrich his or her current levels of knowledge and skills.

I have also realized that the most powerful aspect of teaching is empowerment. My goal has always been to enable students to harness their unique talents and abilities to learn and live. Fostering empowerment requires more than pure science or skill – it is an art. It requires creativity to motivate. It requires a genuine concern for others to touch a person’s life. It requires passion and courage to make a difference.

I have chosen to engage and grow in the profession of Health Education because I believe that the field offers me the best opportunities for creativity, growth and self-actualization. I do not regret leaving my clinical practice of Anesthesia, because teaching has made me a better parent, wife and person.

Finally, I always start my teaching with this prayer - “Lord, grant me the grace to give the best of myself and to bring out the best in others.”

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Educational Technology, School and Community Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Substance Abuse Prevention, Disease Control and Prevention, Maternal and Child Health

Research Interests

Substance Abuse, Maternal and Child Health, Disease Control and Prevention, Health Risk Behaviors, Program Evaluation

Grants/Sponsored Research

Grantwriter, The iPad Initiative Project funded by AU Information Technology in coordination with the SOE Technology Committee, that provided 35 iPads to faculty August 2012.

Grantwriter, The Video Analysis/Reflection for Student Teaching Project funded by AU Information Technology in coordination with the SOE Technology Committee, ($10,000) August 2010.

Grantwriter, The Laptop Initiative grant for the School of Education Supervising Teachers funded by Dell (for 5 laptops) in coordination with the SOE Technology Committee and Office of Information Technology and Resources, September 2008.

Co-investigator, Intermediate and high school students' attitudes toward and behavior regarding steroids and sports supplements use: The mediation of clique identity funded by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA - $13,500), January 2006.

Co-investigator, Pilot Study: The role of a perinatal behavior modification nutrition education program on the prevention and reduction of neonatal and infant obesity funded by the Adelphi University Presidents Faculty Development Award ($4, 500) with Erica Kathryn, October 2004.

Principal-Investigator, Developing and Testing a Hybrid Course for Health Education funded by Adelphi University Technology Grant ($2,500). Spring 2005.

Consultant, Breaking the Silence Tool Kit: A School Outreach Program funded by the American Psychiatric Association ($40,000) applied by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Nassau/Queens (NAMI N/Q), January 2004.

Content Consultant, Comprehensive Breast Health Education Program funded by the Department of Health, NY state grant ($75,000) applied by Maurer Foundation in collaboration with Adelphi University, September 2003.

Co-investigator, Louisiana State Department of Education HIV/AIDS Grant ($60,000) that funded the following track programs: Personal and Social Skills, Focus on Kids and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills, Summer Institute 2001 September 2000 to August 2001.

Co-investigator, Louisiana State Department of Education Team Nutrition Grants ($100,000) that funded the following track programs: Nutrition Across the Curriculum and Dietary Guidelines and the School Health Index, Summer Institute 2001, September 2000 to August 2001.

Co-investigator, New Orleans Public Schools HIV/AIDS Grant ($10,000) that funded the following track programs: Becoming a Responsible Teen and Reducing the Risk, Summer Institute 2001, September 2000 to August 2001.

Co-investigator, Office of Public Health Media Literacy Work Grant ($25,000) that funded the Media Literacy Track Program, Summer Institute 2001, September 2000 to August 2001.

Co-investigator, Southeast Comprehensive Assistance Center Summer Institute Grant (15,000) that funded the following track programs: Postponing Sexual Involvement and Strengthening Families Program, Summer Institute 2001, September 2000 to August 2001.

Co-investigator, Frost Foundation Grant that funded the Youth Peer Education and raining, the American Red Cross CPR Instructor’s Training Program for Summer Institute 2000 and 2001, September 2000 to August 2001.

Principal Investigator, Preventive Education Against HIV /AIDS in the School Setting, ($6,000) funded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for a Regional Training-Workshop in Asia. October, 1999.

Principal Investigator, Philippine Adolescent Risk Behaviors and Psychosocial Characteristics (30,000 Philippine Pesos), A Congressional Spouses Professorial Chair Award, 1999.

Principal Investigator, Factors Associated with Drug Abuse Among College Students (30,000 Philippine Pesos), A Congressional Spouses Professorial Chair Award, 1998.

Co-investigator with Sanchez, M.F., Garcia, F. Perceptions and Public Opinions on Drug Abuse, funded by the Dangerous Drugs Board, Philippines, 1996.

Co-investigator with Sanchez, M.F., Garcia, F., & Fontanilla, M.A. A Study on Preventive Drug Education Programs in the Asian Region, funded by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization- International Center for Drug Abuse Prevention in Schools (UNESCO-ICDAPS), 1996.

Co-investigator, ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education. Development of a Training Manual for Effective Management of Drug Abuse Prevention Education Programs, (400,000 Philippine Pesos), funded by Dangerous Drugs Board, Philippines, 1996.

Co-investigator ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education. Development of Training Manual for Drug Abuse Prevention for Parents, Teacher and Counselors, (100,000 Philippine Pesos) funded by Metrobank, 1997.

Consultant - Clinical Correctness, Development of Instructional Modules in Sex Education for College Students, funded by National Research Foundation of the Philippines, March 1997.

Consultant - Clinical Correctness, AIDS Preventive Education: A Model for Adolescents, funded by the National Research Foundation of the Philippines, March 1996.

Co-investigator ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education. Development and Validation of Evaluation Instruments in Preventive Drug Education, 1993 to 1995 .

Books

Jerrold S. Greenberg (2000). Comprehensive Stress Management. Hammond, LA: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Greenberg, Bruess and Haffner (1999). Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality. Hammond, LA: Jones and Bartlett Publishing Company.


Refereed Articles

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Zarco, E.P. & Vaughn-Shavuo, F. (2013), Integrating Interactive Whiteboard Technology on Pre-Service Teacher Preparation: Process and Outcomes. 2013 Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom Official Conference Proceedings, 300-312.

Page, R., Zarco, E., Ihasz, F., Suwanteerangkul, J. & others (2008), Cigarette Smoking and Indicators of Psychosocial Distress in Southeast Asian and Central-Eastern European Adolescents. Journal of Drug Education, 38:4.

Rees R., Zarco, E., & Lewis, D (2008), The Steroids/Sports Supplements Connection: Pragmatism and Sensation-Seeking in the Attitudes and Behavior of JHS and HS Students on Long Island. Journal of Drug Education, 38:4..

Ewing, B., Ryan, M. & Zarco, E.P (2007), A campus wellness program: accepting the challenge. Journal of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA).

Harris, J.L. & Zarco, E.P (2007), Regional conference planning: A roadmap to success. California Journal of Health Promotion, 5(3), 37-50.

Page, R.M., Yanagishita, J., Suwanteerangkul, J., Zarco, E.P., Lee, C.M., Miao, N.F (2006), Hopelessness and loneliness among suicide attempters in school-based samples of Taiwanese, Philippine and Thai Adolescents. School Psychology International Journal, 3 (2).

Page, R.M., Zarco, E.P., Suwanteerangkul, J., Lee, C.M., & Miao, N.F. (2006), Reduced levels of physical activity and sports participation among Taiwanese, Filipino, and Thai adolescent girls compared to boys: Increasing evidence of a global and worldwide health concern. International Journal of Fitness, 2(2),.

Page, R.M., Zarco, E.P., Suwanteerangkul, J., Lee, C.M., Miao, N.F., & (2005), Perceptions of the prevalence of cigarette smoking by. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine, 36(5),.

Page, R.M. & Zarco, E.P. (2001), Relationship between television viewing frequency and shyness among Philippine high school students. Psychological Reports, 89, 366-388.

Page, R.M. & Zarco, E.P. (2001), Shyness, physical activity, and sports team participation among Philippine high school students. Child Study Journal, 31(3), 193-203.

Page, R.M. & Zarco, E.P. (2001), Physical activity and television viewing linked to body mass index among Philippine high school students: Signaling of an emerging epidemic of obesity? International Quarterly of Community Health Education., 20(2), 143-154.

Zarco, E.P. (1998), Factors Associated with Drug Abuse Among College Students. ASEAN TCPDE (Training Center for Preventive Drug Education) Bulletin, 3(4), 3-5.

Garcia, F., Sanchez, M.F., & Zarco, E.P. (1997), Public Opinions and Perceptions on Drug Abuse Prevention Programs: Bases for Policy and Decision-Making. ASEAN TCPDE Bulletin, 2(1), 2 & 11.

Zarco, E.P. (1996), The Health and Nutrition “Pahiyas”: an Ethnography. Philippine Health Education Journal, 14(1), 38-48.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Zarco, E.P. & Vaughn-Shavuo, F. (2013). Integrating Interactive Whiteboard Technology on Pre-Service Teacher Preparation: Process and Outcomes. In 2013 Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom. Osaka, Japan.

Zarco, E.P (2012). Transforming Teacher Education Through Clinical Practice. In 7th International Conference for Teacher Education. Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

Harris, J. & Zarco, E. P. (2008). A Collaboration Model for Professional Development. In ASHA Annual School Health Conference. Tampa, Florida.

Snegroff, S. & Zarco, E.P (2008). Implementing and/or Defending a School Sexuality Education Program. In ASHA Annual School Health Conference. Tampa, Florida.

Snegroff, S. & Zarco, E.P (2008). Experiential and Creative Methods to Help Students Examine the Affective and Behavioral Domains of their Sexuality. In ASHA Annual School Health Conference. Tampa, Florida.

Zarco, E. P. and Bizik, K. (2008). Improving Prevention Strategies: Evaluating A High School Breast Health Program. In 9th Milan Breast Cancer Conference (European Institute of Oncology). Milan, Italy.

Zarco, E.P. & Rasa-Bizik, K (2008). Tools in Action: Evaluating a Breast Health Education Program. In 2008 Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Midyear Scientific Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

Rees, C.R., Zarco, E.P., & Lewis, D (2007). Clique identity and students’ attitudes toward steroids and sports supplements. In North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. Pittsburg, PA.

Lewis, D., Rees, C.R.,& Zarco, E.P (2007). Intermediate and High School Students’ Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Steroids and Sports Supplements Use: Are Sports Supplements A “Gateway” to Steroid Use? In Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Annual Conference. Louisville, KY.

Snegroff, S. & Zarco, E. P. (2007). Mind-Body Health Theory and Methods for Reducing Performance Anxiety. In Annual Meeting of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Baltimore, MD.

Harris, J. & Zarco, E. P (2007). HealthNets: A Public-Private Partnership for Professional Development. In Annual Meeting of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Baltimore, MD.

Ryan, M, Ewing B, & Zarco, E (2006). An Evidence-Based Intervention to Reduce Alcohol Consumptio. In 10th Annual Conference: Institute for Health Care Education and Connecticut Nursing Alliance. Hartford, Connecticut.

Rees, C. R. & Zarco. E. P (2006). Journal writing, self-reflection and evaluation: The case of the SALT program. In AIESEP World Congress. Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Zarco, E. P. (2006). Hybrid Courses for Health Education: Benefits and Challenges. In Annual Meeting of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Salt Lake, Utah.

Zarco, E. P. , Beihoff, J (2006). Skipping Meals and Snacking Behavior Among Elementary Students at a Private School. In Annual Meeting of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Salt Lake, Utah.

Zarco, E. P. , Matatyaho, H (2006). Making Online Discussion Boards Work! In Annual Meeting of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Salt Lake, Utah.


Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Training Modules:
Rohr, E & Zarco, E. P. (2007)
Technology Training Modules for the Real Estate Professionals Technology Center submitted for NYS Continuing Education Credits for Realtors
1.Market Valuation, Appraisal and the Realtor’s CMA
2.Getting Tech Ready for your Real Estate Career
3.Digital Imaging for Real Estate
4.Tools to Create a Direct Mail Campaign
5.Vista and Office 2007 for Realtors

Authored the following four modules in the training package: ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education. (1999). Training Manual for Effective Management of Drug Abuse Prevention Education Programs. UP Press: Quezon City Philippines.
1.Introduction to Management
2.Crisis Management
3.Financial Accountability
4.Writing Technical Reports

Authored 2 modules of the training package: ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education (2000). Training Manual for Drug Abuse Prevention for Parents, Teacher and Counselors. UP Press: Quezon City, Philippines.
1.Introduction to Life Skills
2.Effective Communication



Articles:
Zarco, E.P. (1999). Life Skills Training for Substance Abuse Prevention. ASEAN TCPDE (Training Center for Preventive Drug Education) Bulletin, 4(1).

Zarco, E.P. (1999). Childbirth Education: What Health Professionals Should Know. Council for Health Associations in the Philippines (CHAP) Bulletin, October, 1999.

Zarco, E. P. (1998). Responsible Parenthood and Population Education: Concepts and Considerations Across Cultures. Philippine Health Education Journal, 16(1), 39-43.

Zarco, E.P. (1997). Trends in Preventive Drug Education: the Fruits of Research. ASEAN TCPDE (Training Center for Preventive Drug Education) Bulletin, 2(2).

Zarco, E.P. (1997). Dating, Courtship and Marriage: Health Concerns for Filipino Adolescents. Philippine Health Education Journal, 15(1), 1-11.

Zarco, E.P. (1997). Women and Substance Abuse: A Growing Concern. ASEAN TCPDE Bulletin, 2(1), 6.

Zarco, E.P. (1996). Doctors and Drug Dependence. ASEAN TCPDE Bulletin, 1(2), 1 & 10.

Zarco. E.P. (1996). Parental Presence in the Prevention of Drug Abuse Among Teenagers is Deemed Significant. ASEAN TCPDE Bulletin, 1(1), 11.

Zarco, E.P. (1995). Health Education as a Major Subject in Schools: a Necessity or a Luxury? Philippine Health Education Journal, 13(1), 1-8.

Zarco, E.P. (1994). Content Areas in Health Education, DDM (Doctor of Dental Medicine) Journal, 7(2), 86-89.

Ramos, R. & Zarco, E.P. (1994). A Practicum Experience in Community Organization for Health Education, Philippine Health Education Journal, 12(1), 25-29.

Technical Reports
Report, Health Education Curriculum Assessment of the Hauppauge School District, a report describing the assessment results of Hauppauge’s School District Health Education curriculum K-12 that utilized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health Education Curriculum Assessment Tool (HE-CAT), December 2003.

Report, Evaluation of the Young Women’s Breast Health Program, a report that details the evaluation results of the flagship initiative program of the Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education aimed for high school juniors and seniors focusing on lifestyle changes that may reduce risks for breast cancer and methods of early detection; Evaluation was conducted as an internship project of Theresa Dukes, Community Health Education Intern, September 2003.

Report, Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2002, State of Louisiana, a report that details the results of a nationwide surveillance system (YRBS) that monitors the following risk behaviors of high school youth: behaviors that lead to intentional and unintentional injuries, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, unhealthy dietary behaviors, inadequate physical activity and sexual behaviors that may result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy, April, 2002.

Report, Summer Institute 2001, the 4th in a series of Annual Professional Development Training Sessions conducted by the Excellence in Health and Education Project at Southeastern Louisiana University. SI 2001 conducted 11 training programs in the areas of HIV/AIDS Prevention Education, Nutrition Education, Media Literacy, American Red Cross CPR Program, Life Skills Development, Strengthening Families and Suicide Intervention, August 2001


Report, Follow-up Survey of Summer Institute 2000, a report that describes participant utilization of knowledge and skills learned from Summer Institute 2000 six months after training; a project funded by the Louisiana Office of Public Health through the Excellence in Health and Education Project (EHEP) at Southeastern Louisiana University, August 2000 to March 31, 2001.

Report for the Grant: Media Literacy at Summer Institute 2000, a project funded by the Louisiana Office of Public Health through the Excellence in Health and Education Project (EHEP) at Southeastern Louisiana University, April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001.

Report for the Grant: Tobacco Training Tracks at Summer Institute 2000, a project funded by the Louisiana Office of Public Health through the Excellence in Health and Education Project (EHEP) at Southeastern Louisiana University, April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001.

Evaluation Report, Summer Institute 2000, the Annual Professional Development Training Sessions conducted by the Excellence in Health and Education Project at Southeastern Louisiana University that conducted 13 training programs in the areas of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Coordinated School Health Programs, Nutrition, Media Literacy, Tobacco, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention, Life Skills Development for over 200 health and education professionals in the state of Louisiana, August 2000.

Report: Preventive Education Against HIV/AIDS in the School Setting – UNESCO Regional Training Workshop held at Quezon City, Philippines, (chairperson of the Secretariat that prepared the report), October 18-23, 1999.

Report: 3rd ASEAN Training Workshop: Development and Validation of Evaluation Instruments in Preventive Drug Education, Quezon City, Philippines, (member of the Secretariat that prepared the report), July 1-5, 1996.

Report: National Training Workshop: Development and Validation of Evaluation Instruments in Preventive Drug Education, Quezon City, Philippines, (member of the Secretariat that prepared the report), November 20-24, 1995.

Report: UP-DECS National Short Term Training for PEHM (Physical Education, Health and Music) Teachers, held at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. (member of the organizing committee that prepared the report), May 1997.

Report: Short Term Training on Population Education for Iranian Educators, held at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. (member of the organizing committee that prepared the report), January 1996.

Honors and Accomplishments

Name appears on the List of Experts: United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization- Principal Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific (UNESCO-PROAP), 1999
Congressional Spouses in the Philippines Professorial Chair Award twice, 1997 and 1998

Professional Activities

Program and Curriculum Consultant, Real Estate Professionals Technology Center (RepTechCenter LLC), September 2006 onward. Granted License as New York State Real Estate Approved Instructor, January 2007 onward

Member, American Association for Health Education Awards Committee, September 2005 to Spring 2008

Editorial Consultant, Journal of Drug Education, September 2004 onward
Member, Advisory Board, “Evaluation of a middle school mental health education program”, NAMI Project, funded by a federal grant, Fall 2007 onward.

Member, The Maurer Foundation’s Education Advisory Council, November 2004 onward

Consultant, National Alliance for Mentally Ill Queens/Nassau (NAMI Q/N) on several grant projects, January 2004 onward.

HE-CAT Reviewer and Field-Test Volunteer, Health Education Curriculum Assessment Tool (HE-CAT), developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Division of Adolescent and School Health, September to December 2003.

Professional Reviewer, 29th Annual Third World Conference held in Chicago, Illinois, sponsored by the Third World Conference Foundation (TWCF), a non-profit, independent, educational organization, which provides interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives bridging ideas, cultures and people on all aspects of development and Diaspora issues, March 2003.

Member, Executive Planning Committee, New York State Public Health Association ( NYSPHA) – Nassau and Suffolk Region, April 2003 onward.

Consultant, Hauppauge School District K-12 Health Education Curriculum Audit, February 2003 onward.

Consultant, Garden City Community Council on Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention, February 2003 onward.

Professional Reviewer, Eagle Design and Management Inc., Web resource content review on Diagnosing Cancer, September 2002.

Asst. Director, Excellence in Health and Education Project, a collaboration between Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana State Department of Education, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Local Education, Health Agencies and Professional Organizations that engages in providing in-service and pre-service professional development opportunities that address the health prevention and promotion needs of children and youth, assessing needs of Louisiana professionals practicing health education in a variety of settings and providing opportunities for research and health program evaluation. My duties primarily focused on program monitoring and evaluation, writing all the grants and other projects’ technical reports and assisting in the planning and implementation of training programs, January 2000 to July 2001.

Project Co-Director, UNESCO Regional Training-Workshop: Preventive Education Against HIV /AIDS in the School Setting held in Quezon City, Philippines attended by twenty participants from seven countries including China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines, October 18-23, 1999.

Committee Member, ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education Programs that planned, implemented and evaluated preventive drug education training programs in the national and ASEAN region; conducted researches in Drug Abuse Prevention Programs; developed educational materials for use in the Parent-Youth Movement Against Drug Abuse and Effective Management Training for Drug Abuse Prevention Education Programs, August 1992 to December 1999.

Member, Editorial Board, Health Education Association of the Philippines Journal, August 1992 to December 1999.

Resource Speaker, Wellness for the Professional Teacher, a Continuing Professional Education Program (CPE = 6 unit credit hours) offered for teachers nationwide in the Philippines by Prime, Incorporation, June to October 1999.

Member, Organizing Committee and Chair, First Aid Committee for the International Conference on Teacher Education held at the University of the Philippines, Quezon City Philippines, attended by 200 teachers, University Professors from the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Canada and the USA, July 3-5, 1999.

Visiting Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, taught a Wellness Lifestyles course with Dr. Randy Page at the Division of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Summer 1998.

Coordinator, School-Community Health Education Program, Culiat High School, Quezon City, Coordinated and supervised the Pilot Program initiated by the Department of Health Education of the University of the Philippines; Provided Health Educational consultation to the school and the community, August 1992 to March 1995.

Resource Speaker to Health Education classes of the University of the Philippines Integrated School and other requesting public and private schools on these topics: The Medical Examination, Vital Signs, The Human Reproductive System, First Aid, Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs, What to Know About Drug Abuse, Family Planning, Common Diseases of Teachers and their Preventive Measures, AIDS, Stress Management, Sex Education, & Violence Prevention, 1992 to 1999.

Resource Speaker to Training Programs organized by the Department of Health and other Non-Government Health Organizations on these topics: Principles of Adult Education, Non-Conventional Teaching Methods, Health of Mothers, Health Education in the Control of Schistosomiasis, 1992-1999.


Member of the University Training Team that organized, coordinated and conducted short-term training programs namely: Puberty Education for Chinese Educators, Population Education for Iranian Educators, UP-DECS Summer Training for Health Education and Music Education, 1992-1999.

Lecturer and Workshop Facilitator on the following topics in short term training programs: Stress Management, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Content Areas in Health Education, Responsible Parenthood, Disease Control and Prevention, Mental and Emotional Health, Dating, Courtship and Marriage, The Gender Issue and the Role of Women, Health Education and Nutrition for PreSchool Teachers, Computers in Education, First Aid in the School Setting, 1992-1999.

Volunteer Physician in Various Free Medical Clinics and Free Health Appraisal Services sponsored by the Community Organization classes and various University Student Organizations,1992 to 1999.

Childbirth Educator and Co-Founder, Birthright Philippines, a private organization that provides childbirth education programs and services to Quezon City, Philippines areas, 1998-1999.

Community and Corporate Leadership

Chair, Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management, September 2013 onward

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Program, Accreditation and Instructional Technology, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, 2010-2013

Member and ListServe Administrator, Long Island Obesity Coalition spearheaded by Cornell Cooperative Extension, January 2007 and onward

Mentor to Valley Stream High School Student Eliza Damasco, in the research project “The effect of music types on test performance”, January 2007 onwards.

Mentor to a Valley Stream High School Student, Brittany Uslaner, in the research project “Visual Spatial Learners vs Auditory Sequential Learners”, September 2005 onwards

Member, Garden City Community Council on Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention, February 2003 onward.

ListServe Administrator, HealthNets, an organization of Health Educators in Long Island based at Adelphi University, November 2004