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Oct 2017present

Research Assistant for Health Systems

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Contracted to assist in the development of an input paper on measuring quality in private health care systems in low- and middle-income countries for the Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Health Systems.
Jul 2017present

Project Co-Lead, Evidence Summaries on Improving Access to Essential Medicines in the Philippines

Epimetrics & Department of Health 
  • Contracted to critique current local policies and formulate a long-term framework on improving access to essential medicines
  • Topic focus: government financing, market interventions
Sep 2015Sept 2016

Senior Policy Research Associate

Department of Health - Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau
  • Contracted to provide analysis of current DOH policies and gives technical assistance in policy  development, especially regarding heath financing initiatives
  • Involved in projects such as National Strategic Framework for Universal Health 2040, Health Care Financing Strategy 2010-2020 mid term review,  Health Facilities Enhancement Program, Medicine Access Program
Sep 2015Present

Guest Lecturer

University of the Philippines - Manila
  • Resource person on topics related to national health financing for students taking up MSc Health Administration, MA Health Policy Studies, and Masters in Public Health students
Jan 2014Sep 2015

Medical Specialist III

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation - Primary Care and MDG Benefit Teams
  • Assists in evaluation and creation of policies as well as administrative support related to the Primary Care and MDG benefits 
  • Represents teams in internal and external engagements with other agencies, interest groups, development partners, and international partnerships through the Joint Learning Networks
Oct 2014Dec 2014

Research Associate

Alliance for Improved Health Outcomes
  • Responsible for synthesis and creation of summary document of the Health System responseof Eastern Visayas during Typhoon Haiyan as part of technical assistance to the Department of Health-Health Emergency Management Staff
May 2012Apr 2013

Medical Intern

The Medical City and Ospital ng Makati
  • Responsible for initial and long term management of patients in assigned sections of the hospital, guided by residents and consultant
Aug 2010Sep 2012

Research Assistant

Dr. John Q. Wong
  • Responsible for output based reports related to medicine procurement under the Global Fund for TB, HIV and Malaria



MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing (candidate)

London School of Economics & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Funded  through Chevening Scholarship
  • LSE Courses: Health Economics, Health Financing, Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, Measuring Health System Performance
  • LSHTM Courses: Health Services, Economic Evaluation, Analytical Models for Decision Making, Evaluation of Public Health Interventions

Doctor of Medicine and Master in Business Administration

Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Founding President, Advocates for Consciousness & Social Involvement Society, 2009-11
  • Founding Officer, ESKWELA (School Health), 2008-2011
  • Member, Surgical Society, 2009-2011

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Recipient, Pinakamahusay na Estudyante (Best Student), Kagalingang KAPP, UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, 2008
  • President, Buklod CSSP (Leadership Formation), 2007-2008
  • Councilor, CSSP Student Council, 2006-2007
  • Public Relations Co-Head, UP Pre-Medical Honor Society, 2005-2006
  • Academics Committee Co-Head, UP Psychology Society, 2005-2006


Sep 2013Present

Licensed Physician

Professional Regulatory Commission, License No. 125183
Nov 2013Present

Occupational Health Specialist

Philippine College of Occupational Medicine

Additional Information


  • Analyzing Complexity, Macquarie University (Distance), Sept 2017 (
  • Excel for Basic, Experienced, and Specialist Users: IT Practical Workshops, London School of Economics, Nov-Dec 2016
  • Healthcare Marketplace, University of Minnesota (Distance), July 2016  (
  • Systems Thinking in Public Health, John Hopkins University (Distance), June 2016 (
  • Core Course on Social Protection, World Bank and Australian Aid, March 7-11 2016
  • Basic Course on Occupational Medicine, Philippine College of Occupational Medicine, November 14-24 2013
  • Global Health Course, University of the Philippines Manila College of Community Medicine, April 6-10 2009


  •  Lagrada L, Herrera RM, Romero D, Hao RN (2014). Poster: Leveraging Social Health Insurance to Ensure Access of Poorest Families to Primary Care Services in the Philippines. Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Contributing Author (2016). Engaging the Private Sector in PHC to Achieve UHC. Joint Learning Network. May be retrieved from (
  • Contributing Author (2015). Universal Health Care Self Assessment Tool. Joint Learning Network.  May be  retrieved from (

  • Wong J, Hao RN, Yao CE (2013). Ideas for Health Crowdsourcing Platform. Proposal to Philippine Council for Health Research and Development
  • Hao, RN (2013). Tuberculosis Policies for Vulnerable Groups. Submitted to Project IMPACT, Linking Initiatives and Networking to Control Tuberculosis (TB LINC).
  • Hao, RN (2012). Benefit Development Process Analysis. Submitted to Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.

Languages: English and Filipino, Bilingual Proficiency. IELTS BAND 8

Skills: Project management and planning; Research methods; Basic and advanced MS office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint; STATA