Joseph Alvin Santos

Global Office

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant

Masters of Philosophy Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Joseph Alvin Santos is a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales and a Research Assistant at The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy Division. His research supports the Public Health Advocacy and Policy Impact team and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction.

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.