Joseph Alvin Santos
Joseph Alvin Santos is a PhD student at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He also works as a research assistant to the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction (WHO CC SALT), Office of the Chief Scientist at The George Institute for Global Health.
He completed his undergraduate in Nursing at the University of the Philippines in 2009, and his Masters Degree in Philosophy at the University of Sydney in 2018. In between, he worked as a staff nurse at the largest tertiary hospital in the Philippines from 2010 to 2013, and completed the coursework for the Masters Degree in Epidemiology at the University of the Philippines from 2012 to 2014.
His work involves providing support with data analysis and supporting the research and advocacy work of the Collaborating Centre. He commenced his PhD at UNSW in March 2018, focusing on the link between national, household, and individual-level salt-related factors and cardiometabolic disease risk in low and middle-income countries.
His research aspirations involve undertaking quality research to expand the evidence base for measuring disease risk factors in various settings.