Mae Velasco

Department of Health, The Philippines

    Mae Velasco is medical doctor by profession with training in clinical epidemiology. For the past 4 years, she has been working within the public health sector both in the areas of research and policy work. Prior to that, she worked as a research associate with academe on different types of health systems research. Currently, she oversees the management of the Department of Health’s Health Systems Research Management, which among things, includes a portfolio of health systems research that is currently being implemented through the assistance of an institutional partner.

    Mae Velasco

    Participatory Leadership: do we need it in health?

    Surprisingly, my initial impression was that leadership would be, among other things, participatory in nature for it to be effective, and so maybe there would be no real need to even coin this as being “participatory.” But, upon further reflection, there is a clear need to distinguish between leadership, as it is traditionally known, and participatory leadership. The Alliance for …