Joseph Aaron S. Joe

Joseph Aaron Joe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2018. He has also taken up coursework towards an MA in Anthropology (unfinished degree) at the University of the Philippines in 2021.

Since 2018, he was engaged in various research projects in public health, focusing on health systems strengthening and the sociocultural dimensions of health and illness. He is a Research Associate at the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center-College of Medicine. Prior to this, he assisted in research projects at the University of the Philippines Manila-Neglected Tropical Diseases Study Group and the Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes, Inc.

Through the CAST-M program, he wishes to develop the necessary lens and tools to critically approach studies on sustainable health and well-being of populations historically marginalized on the basis of gender, sexuality, and colonialism.