Dr. Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco has demonstrated exemplary qualities of a Filipino researcher, mentor and clinician. Her original researches funded by the International Diabetes Federation/Bridges, the Philippine Council for Health R&D, and the University of the Philippines, apply to diabetes education, prevention and management. Her collaborations include research on the genetics of diabetes. She continues to be principal investigator in major international drug trials.
In both Philippine and Asian scene, she has been part of the technical working group for the National Nutrition and Health Survey, national guidelines and Asian guideline on diabetes, lipids, obesity and thyroid conditions.
She initiated and mentored researches at the Section of Endocrinology to encourage fellows and young graduates, and in national specialty organizations: Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity; and Philippine Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society.
As the editor-in-chief of the Journal of ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies for the recent five years she has led the Asian editorial team in reinvigorating JAFES into an indexed per-reviewed journal.
She previously trained in advanced research institutions such as the University of Tokyo in Japan, the Joslin Diabetes Center and Brigham and Women’s, Harvard Medical School in Boston, and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City before returning to the Philippines in 1994.