Anna Cristina A. Tuazon, Psy.D.

Associate Professor


Clinical Psychology

Research Interests

Assessing Emergency Responses in a Disaster; Coping and Resilience; Effects of Technology on Behavior and Well-Being; Health Seeking Behaviors; Neurological Problems and Disabilities; Stigma and its Effects; Wellness/Well-being; Clinical Supervision; Disaster Mental Health


Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), The Wright Institute

M.A. in Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute

B.S. Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Selected Publications

Gundran, CPD, Lam, H, Lopez, JCF, Santamaria E, Tuazon, A, & Tayao, L. (2018). Medical needs documented by emergency medical services (EMS) responders to areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Implications on disaster response policy. Acta Medica Philippina, 52(2), 168-175.

Lam, H, Gundran, CPD, Lopez, JCF, Santamaria E, Tuazon, A, & Tayao, L. (2018). Enabling factors, hindrances, and self-perceived level of preparedness of Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders. Acta Medica Philippina, 52(2), 160-167.

Lam H, Gundran C, Santamaria E, Lopez J, Tuazon A. (2015). ID 410: Documenting and analyzing the quality of coordination and response of emergency medical services in areas acutely affected by Typhoon Haiyan [Abstract]. Prehosp Disaster Med 2015; 30 (suppl. 1): s73-74. doi:10.1017/S1049023X15002162.

Sylwanowicz, L., Schreiber, M., Anderson, C., Gundran, CPD., Santamaria, E., Lopez, JCF., Lam, H., & Tuazon, A.C. Rapid Triage of Mental Health Risk in Emergency medical workers: Findings From Typhoon Haiyan. Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12;19-22. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2017.37.

Tuazon, A. (2018). Campus displacement Experience of the University of the Philippines students and teachers affected by Typhoon Haiyan: Perceived needs for mental health and psychosocial support. Acta Medica Philippina, 52(4), 326-331.

Tuazon, A. (2015). Comparison of core curriculum and distribution models of general education: Student evaluation of general education social science courses at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Philippine Social Science Review, 67, 17-32.

Tuazon, A. (2013). Colonial mentality and mental health help-seeking attitudes among Filipino Americans (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. AAT 3581166).

Professional Associations

Member (2014 to Present), Health Emergencies and Disasters Study Group, National Institutes of Health

Member (2009 to Present), American Psychological Association

Member (2011 to Present), Asian American Psychological Association

Associate Member (2014 to Present), Psychological Association of the Philippines

Member (2013 to Present), Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino

Member (2006),Pi Gamma MuInternational Honor Society in Social Sciences

Awards and Recognition

Registered Psychologist (RPsy), First place, 2017 Psychologist Board Exam

Certified Specialist in Clinical Psychology (CSCLP), Conferred by the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP)

Other Work Experience

Teaching Assistant (2011), The Wright Institute

Clinical Supervisor (2017 to Present), UPD PsycServ, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Visiting Consultant (2014 to Present), BioBalance Interventional Wellness Institute

Member and Consultant Clinical Psychologist (2014 to Present), Health Emergencies and Disasters Study Group, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines

Clinical Supervisor (2013 to Present), MedMom Institute for Human Development

Clinical Psychologist (2013 to Present), Wellness Committee, Department of Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Pre-doctoral Intern, full-time internship (2012 to 2013), Behavioral Consulting Services, Early Childhood Family Services, Portia Bell Hume Behavioral Health and Training Center

Clinical Trainee, third year practicum (2010 to Present), Center for Family Counseling

Psychology Training, second year practicum (2009 to 2010), Integrated Health Psychology Training Program (IHPTP)

Clinical Intern, first year practicum (2008 to 2009), Community and Court School Collaborative Counseling Program, Cleo Eulau Center

Volunteer Psychologist (2006 to 2008), Neurocognitive and Neurobehavioral Clinic, The Medical City Hospital