Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences/Anthropology, Columbia University
Room 204, Hall of Wisdom • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Medical anthropology • globalization and the political economy of health • gender and sexuality • religion and secularism • history and anthropology of science and medicine


  • Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences/Anthropology, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University
  • Masters in Public Health, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • BA in Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman


  • AS 260
  • AS 264 Colonial Medicine in South Asia
  • PS 204
  • PS 299 Research Methods 


Rethinking Adolescent Sexuality, Reframing Teen Pregnancy: Upholding Sexual Rights and Citizenship of Young People. Quezon City, Philippines: Woman Health Philippines. Forthcoming. 

2018. "Catholicism and Everyday Morality: Filipino Women’s Narratives on Reproductive Health." Global Public Health 14 (1): 37–52. 

2014. Natividad, Maria Dulce, Alana Kolundzija and Richard Parker, eds. "Special Issue: ICPD both before and beyond 2014: The challenges to population and development in the 21st century." Global Public Health 9 (6):594–598. DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2014.922597.

2014. "Women's Month: Keeping up with Princess Nemenzo." Rappler, 9 March. 

2012. Natividad, Maria Dulce, Kirk Fiereck and Richard Parker. 2012. "Knowledge networks for global public health." Global Public Health 7 (8): Supplement 1, S73–S8.

2009. Orndorff, Sarah and Maria Dulce Natividad, eds. "Introduction, Special Symposium on Gender-based Violence in Global Health." Global Public Health 4 (5): 448–452.

2008. Worthington, N, Maria Dulce Natividad, Richard Parker and R. Petchesky, eds. 2008. "The contested politics of sexual and reproductive health and rights." Global Public Health 3(3): Special Supplement 2, S1–4.