ask theory, behavioral epidemiology, criselle peñamante

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 89: Ano Ang Koneksyon Ng Climate Change Sa Mental Health?

Dr. Criselle Peñamante is a physician-scientist interested in the field of behavioral epidemiology. She is a faculty member of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Psychology, and Department of Medical Biology at the University of Sto. Tomas. An active global clinical researcher conducting studies and collaborating with fellow clinical researchers across the globe, she is also a Research Fellow on Climate Change and Mental Health at the Planetary and Global Health Program of St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine – William H. Quasha Memorial.

We talked about being a physician-scientist as an alternative career path for medical doctors, her experiences regarding teaching college students online, the opportunities and challenges that come with being a global clinical research scholar, the field of behavioral epidemiology, the link between climate change and mental health, and more.

How to contact Dr. Criselle:

  • LinkedIn:ñamante-500371154
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  • Twitter: @criselllllllle
  • Email:

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 89 here:

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