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Mar 2018present

Medical Specialist II, Technical Staff Lead

Department of Health - Office of the Undersecretary
  • Aug 2018 to present
    • As part of the Health Facility and Infrastructure Investment Team, provides technical assistance on resource allocation for the Health Facility Development Bureau, Health Facility Enhancement Program, and the Knowledge Management and Information Technology System Bureau
  • Mar to Aug 2018
    • As part of the Field Implementation and Management Cluster, provides technical assistance for Regional Operations of DOH offices and retained hospitals, the Health Facility Enhancement Program, and the Health Emergency Management Bureau.
  • Portfolio focus includes capital outlay investment and allocation for infrastructure and equipment, regional office governance , hospital financial management, and hospital patient responsiveness.
Oct 2017Jan 2018

Research Assistant for Health Systems, Department of Global Health and Development

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Managed the team that developed a typology for measuring quality in private health care systems in low- and middle-income countries as input for the Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Health Systems.
Apr 2017Sep 2017

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

Epimetrics & Department of Health 
  • Assessed international and local evidenceto  formulate a framework on improving access to essential medicines in the Philippines.
  • Topic focus: government financing, market access, and supply chain management interventions
Sep 2015Sept 2016

Senior Policy Research Associate

Department of Health - Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau
  • Provided analyses of current DOH policies and technical assistance for overall DOH policy  development, especially regarding heath financing policies.
  • Led projects such as National Strategic Framework for Universal Health 2040, Health Care Financing Strategy 2010-2020 mid term review,  and assessment of the Health Facilities Enhancement Program.
Sep 2015Present

Guest Lecturer

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

Medical Specialist III

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation - Primary Care and MDG Benefit Teams
  • Assisted creation and evaluation of policies related to the Primary Care and MDG benefits 
  • Represented the office in internal and external engagements with other agencies, interest groups, development partners, and international partnerships through the Joint Learning Network
Oct 2014Dec 2014

Research Associate

Alliance for Improved Health Outcomes
  • Drafted 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
  • Provided 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, for Alliance for Improved Health Outcomes
  • Provided reports related to medicine procurement under the Global Fund for TB, HIV and Malaria



MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing (Merit) 

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, 2009-2011
  • 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



  • Economic Growth and Distributive Justice - Part I, Tel Aviv University (Distance), ( 
  • Global Health Diplomacy, State University of New York (Distance),Sept 2018 ( 
  • Supply Chain Principles, Georgia Institute of Technology (Distance), November 2017 (
  • 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


  • Hao RN, Nolte E, Hanson K, Powell-Jackson T, Gautham M, Goodman C. (2018). Systems of Quality Measurement in the Private Health Sector: A Typology of Mechanisms and Country Case Studies. (Forthcoming)
  • Hao RN, Bayani DB. (2017). Evidence Summaries for Improving Access to Medicines in the Philippines. Department of Health, Health Systems Research Management. (Manuscript) 
  • Hao RN. (2017). Review of Supply Chain Management Interventions for Medicines in Low and Middle Income Countries: Policy Options for the Philippines. (Dissertation)
  • Lagrada L, Herrera RM, Romero D, Hao RN (2014). 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. (Poster)
  • 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 (

  • Hao, RN (2013). Tuberculosis Policies for Vulnerable Groups. Project IMPACT, Linking Initiatives and Networking to Control Tuberculosis. (Manuscript)
  • Hao, RN (2012). Benefit Development Process Analysis. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. (Manuscript)

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

Skills: Project management and planning; Economic analysis; Qualitative research methods; Basic and advanced MS office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint; STATA