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image 2I am a Professor of Management of the University of the Philippines Baguio with a Master in Public Health from UP Manila and PhD from the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. As a researcher, I sustained research publications in the field of health services and non-profit sector management, including Indigenous Health Knowledge and Practices, Gender Studies, Health Policy Studies, Health Program Assessment and Evaluation Studies, and Community Development Participatory Action Researches. I have been involved in various researches/projects with the Department of Health (both National and Regional) such as an evaluation study on the Health Sector Reform Agenda and the development of a supervisory manual for public health nurses with the Human Resource Development Bureau. I am an active member of the nursing profession, and have served the Philippine Nurses Association (National and local chapter) in various capacities such as Board of Governor; Board Secretary; Chapter President; Chair of the House of Delegates; Chair of the Department of Public Affairs. I am the editor-in-chief of the Philippine Journal of Nursing since 2008. I am also active with various non-government organizations such as President of the Community Health Education, Services and Training in the Cordillera Region Inc.; President, Cordillera Center for Health and Social Concerns Inc.; Chair, Capability Building Committee of the Cordillera Region Health Research and Development Consortium (CRHRDC 2008-2017); Regional Coordinator of the CRHRDC (2018-2020); Chair/member, Luke Foundation; and member/officer of various cause-oriented organizations (Alliance of Concerned Teachers; All UP Academic Employees Union). I am the founding president of the Philippine Nursing Research Society (2008-2016). I continue to keep myself grounded through my involvement with people’s organizations and community development work.


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Integrated scholarship and significant and sustained level of achievement: The journey. 37 years ago, I took the road least taken: I entered the professional world of public health. Today,  I reflect on my journey as a nurse researcher – a journey that became the springboard of many expectations, achievements and challenges.


The Princess Srinagarindra Award 2021 is awarded to Professor Dr. Erlinda Castro PALAGANAS from the Philippines for her outstanding contribution in area of community health services and the development of nursing profession in the Philippines.


The first multidisciplinary research I conducted with my colleagues in 1997, joined by a historian, sociologist, anthropologist and a philosopher, Mainstreaming Indigenous Health Knowledge and Practices, was difficult but rewarding.


Erlinda C. Palaganas is a distinguished Full Professor and University Scientist at the University of the Philippines Baguio. A tireless and staunch advocate for nurses’ and peoples’ welfare, Dr. Palaganas is largely known among the Philippines’ nursing community as the leading expert in qualitative research … READ MORE