The Institute of Human Genetics (IHG) began in 1990 as the Medical Genetics Unit of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine which in 1999 became as one of the service and research oriented institutes of the National Institutes of Health-University of the Philippines Manila (NIH-UP). Since then all services of the Medical Genetics Unit were transferred to the Institute and is now the largest provider of genetic services in the country.


Peter James Abad, RN
Thesis: Communication of Genetic Information Among Filipino Families Affected with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Melissa Mae Baluyot, MD
Thesis: Lived Experiences of Parents of Children with G6PD Deficiency in the Philippines – Impact on Genetic Counseling
Eva Felipe-Dimog, RM
Thesis: Exploring the perceptions of women with children diagnosed to have birth defects at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center regarding the causes of birth defects.
Romer Guerbo, RN
Thesis: A Study on Midwives’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Experiences in Counseling Families with Children who Screened-Positive for Glucose-6-Phosphate-Dehydrogenase Deficiency
Angela Pascua-Villa, RN
Thesis: Filipino Family Functioning when a Child is Diagnosed with Down Syndrome: Implications on Genetic Counseling
Ma-Am Joy Tumulak, MD
Thesis: A Phenomenological Study of Filipino Parents with a Child with Maple Syrup Urine Disease and its Implications in Genetic Counseling
Abegail Jayne Amoranto, RN
Thesis: Family History of Cancer: Filipino First-Degree Relatives’ Perspectives on Disease and Inherited Gene Risks
Edbert Jasper Jover, RN
Thesis: Reproductive Decisions of Parents of Children with Galactosemia: Implications in Genetic Counseling
Niecy Grace Ganza-Bautista, RN
Thesis: Exploring the Experiences and Insights of Filipino Mothers upon Receiving the Positive Expanded Newborn Screening (ENBS) and Confirmatory Test Results for Thalassemia in their Children
John Benedict Lagarde, RN
Thesis: Exploring Risk Perception and Screening Behavior through the Lived Experiences of Filipino Women with a Sister diagnosed with Early Onset Breast Cancer   
Ramonito Nuique, RN
Thesis: Factors Influencing Parental Decision-Making for Filipino Female Patients with Virilizing Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH): Implications to Genetic Counseling and Health Policy
Graciel Mae Canoy, RN
Thesis: Filipino Mother’s Decision-Making Process regarding Newborn Screening: PErsperctives, Influences, and Information Needs
Danalyn Echem, RN
Thesis: Factors Associated with the Risk Perception of Women of Reproductive Age on Having a Child with Down Syndrome in Barangay Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City
Starlene Joy Plaga, RN
Thesis: Self-Reported Knowledge, Sociocultural Beliefs, and Healthcare Practices among Filipino Parents of Children with Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency
Leniza de Castro-Hamoy, MD
Thesis: Attitudes of Filipino Parents of Children with Down Syndrome on Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing
Gay Luz Talapian, MD
Thesis: The Barriers and Facilitators to the Utilization of Prenatal Genetic Test and Prenatal Genetic Counseling among Obstetricians in a Philippine Private Tertiary Hospital