[Blueboard] Dr John Q. Wong, ASMPH faculty member, 2016 Roux Prize awardee

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Date :
​
​
​
​4 October
 201
​6​

Memo to : The University Community
>From :
​Antonette Palma-Angeles, PhD

​Vice President for the Professional Schools​

*Subject* *:* Dr. John Q. Wong, ASMPH faculty member,
​2016 ​
Roux Prize
​awardee

Dr. John  Q. Wong,
​a
​
faculty
member of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH)
​ teaching Research and Epidemiology​ since the School opened in 2007
,
​
​received the 2016
<http://www.healthdata.org/infographic/2016-roux-prize-winner>
Roux Prize <http://www.healthdata.org/infographic/2016-roux-prize-winner>
 from
​the
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
. He ​
was
​awarded $
100,000
​​
for using health data to identify the top 48 causes contributing to 80% of
all health problems in the Philippines. The Philippine Health Insurance
Corporation (PhilHealth) is using this list in their design of an expanded
universal health plan that would cover 15 million poor Filipinos.

​Dr. Wong also identified and recommended specific, cost-effective
interventions for Filipinos, including blood pressure measurement, breast
examination, risk profiling for hypertension and diabetes, and smoking
cessation.​

​
The Roux Prize
​, presented annually by the IHME,​
 is
​awarded to an individual
who
​has
applied health data and evidence in innovative ways to improve population
health. For more information, please refer to http://www.healthdata.org/n
ews-release/roux-prize-awarded-expanding-health-insurance-philippines
​.

Congratulations to Dr. Wong
​​
!



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