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Calvin S. de los Reyes

Degree PhD in Human Sciences
Global health areas of interest
  • Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
  • MCH Handbook
  • Traditional and Alternative Health Care
  • School Health
  • Health Policy
Other areas of interest Disaster Preparedness, Environmental Microbiology
Hobbies Traveling, Art

Brief Profile

Dr. Calvin de los Reyes combines his passion for health studies and his love for travel as an educator and researcher. In the process, he has crafted a maternal and child healthy handbook for the Tagbanua tribe of Coron, Palawan and led a study that aims to give a voice and representation to the Philippines’ healers and alternative medicine practitioners.

Dr. de los Reyes is a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Global Health at Ryukyus University. He also serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate Program for Health Policy Studies at the University of the Philippines Manila.

He is the project leader of the Profiling Survey of Traditional and Alternative Health Care, which is being done by Macro Health Research Organization and the Philippine Institute for Traditional and Alternative Health Care. This is a nationwide study that seeks to look into the feasibility of a national registry for traditional and alternative healers.

He obtained his PhD in Human Sciences (International Health) from Osaka University in Japan under the tutelage of Prof. Yasuhide Nakamura, a renowned specialist on MCH and MCH Handbook.

He is a founding board member of the International Committee on MCH Handbook. For more than a decade, he worked in JICA training programs as a resource speaker and as a course leader.


Grateful to be part of the Department of Global Health. Excited to learn from everyone!