International Linkages

As the only institute in the country offering two master’s programs on demography and population studies while conducting research on these areas, the UP Population Institute (UPPI) collaborates with international research and academic institutions towards the advancement of its various research activities and academics-related endeavors.

This section contains the relevant personal details of researchers and academics whom the UPPI has been collaborating with.


Dr. George C. Alter

Dr. Alter works at the UM Population Studies Center, an institution where the UP Population Institute (UPPI) has had numerous research undertakings with. In the recently concluded
Workshop on Demography: Preparing and Analyzing Archival Data conducted on Feb. 6-9, 2018 at the UPPI, he was one of the main speakers.




Dr. Florio Arguillas

Dr. Arguillas took up M.A. in Demography at the UP Population Institute. He works in the management and processing of qualitative and quantitative data and possesses expertise in a number of qualitative and quantitative software packages including SAS, SPSS, STATA, and Atlas.ti.




Dr. Shireen Assaf

Dr. Assaf worked with faculty-researchers of the UP Population Institute in the publication of DHS Working Paper No. 130 entitled Ten years of traditional contraceptive method use in the Philippines: continuity and change.




Dr. John Casterline

Dr. Casterline has spent around two decades from the early 1980s onwards conducting research and collaborative work with, among others, faculty-researchers of the UP Population Institute on matters of demography and population studies in the Philippines.




Dr. Butch Castro

Dr. Castro is lead scholar in the Health of Philippine Emigrants Study (HOPES), a collaborative endeavor between researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health, the UP Population Institute and Demographic Research and Development Foundation, and the University of San Carlos Office of Population Studies.




Dr. Angelique Chan

Dr. Chan is one of the co-authors in chapters 3 and 7 of the The well-being of the elderly in Asia: A four-country comparative study, a comprehensive, pathbreaking research on the status of elderly in the Philippines and three other Asian countries across a multiple of economic, health, and social factors.




Dr. Gilbert Gee
Dr. Gilbert Gee

Dr. Gee is lead scholar in the Health of Philippine Emigrants Study (HOPES), a collaborative endeavor between researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health, the UP Population Institute and Demographic Research and Development Foundation, and the University of San Carlos Office of Population Studies.




Dr. Sabine Henry
Dr. Sabine Henry

Dr. Henry is lead researcher for the University of Namur in its academic collaboration with the University of the Philippines Population Institute under the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The partnership is now in its second installment with a fresh list of exchange students from the UPPI and new schedules and engagements for doctoral student Elizabeth Henriet of Namur, Dr. Henry, and Dr. Grace T. Cruz, lead UPPI researcher.




Dr. Albert Hermalin
Dr. Albert Hermalin

Dr. Albert Hermalin is the editor and lead author of The well-being of the elderly in Asia: A four-country comparative study, a comprehensive, pathbreaking research on the status of elderly in the Philippines and three other Asian countries across a multiple of economic, health, and social factors.




Dr. Helen James

Dr. Helen James is co-editor, chapter author, and chapter co-author of The consequences of disasters: Demographic, planning and policy implications, a publication which examines a number of disasters in Asia and their ramifications to policy and population.




Dr. Philip F. Kelly

Dr. Kelly is Principal Investigator of the Canada-Philippines Alternative Transnational Economies Project, an ongoing research based at the York Centre for Asian Research at York University, Toronto.




Dr. Mary Beth Ofstedal
Dr. Mary Beth Ofstedal

Dr. Ofstedal co-authored 8 of the 13 chapters of The well-being of the elderly in Asia: A four-country comparative study, a comprehensive, pathbreaking research on the status of elderly in the Philippines and three other Asian countries across a multiple of economic, health, and social factors.





Dr. Diego Ramiro-Fariñas

Dr. Ramiro was one of the speakers in the recently-concluded Workshop on Demography: Preparing and Analyzing Archival Data conducted on Feb. 6-9, 2018 at the UP Population Institute. His two presentations for the event were entitled Building bridges or bridging highways? Historical demography and the creation of longitudinal registers in non-western European countries: Possibilities for the Philippines and Placing people in time and space: GIS and the integration of individual level sociodemographic and epidemiological data.




Dr. Yasuhiko Saito
Dr. Yasuhiko Saito

Dr. Saito has been collaborating with faculty-researchers at the UP Population Institute on aging research starting with the 1996 Philippine Elderly Survey (PES) and followed by the 2007 Philippine Study on Aging (PSOA).




Dr. Samir KC
Dr. Samir KC

Dr. Samir KC organized the “Asian MetaCenter Hands-on Workshop on Modelling and Projecting Sub-national Population Trends” held at the Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI), Shanghai University in China on April 7-11, 2017.





Dr. Susheela Singh
Dr. Susheela Singh

Dr. Singh co-wrote several articles on abortion in developing countries, including the Philippines, with former faculty-researchers of the UP Population Institute, namely Dr. Josefina V. Cabigon and Dr. Aurora E. Perez.





Dr. Lindy Williams
Dr. Lindy Williams

Dr. Lindy Williams conducts research on family sociology, development sociology, and demograph with the United States and Southeast Asia as geographical foci.




Dr. Peter Xenos
Dr. Peter Xenos

Dr. Xenos is one of the more regular international partners of the UP Population Institute, given the fact that he took his Master of Arts in Demography at the UPPI as the first graduate in the program.




Dr. Zachary Zimmer
Dr. Zachary Zimmer

Dr. Zimmer has collaborated with a number of faculty-researchers at the UP Population Institute on aging research. With Dr. Josefina N. Natividad and other scholars, he co-authored Chapter 9 of The well-being of the elderly in Asia: A four-country comparative study, a comprehensive, pathbreaking research on the status of elderly in the Philippines and three other Asian countries across a multiple of economic, health, and social factors.