Hilario Lara is a Filipino scientist who is considered as the “Father of Modern Public Health in the Philippines”.
Full Name : Hilario D. G. Lara
Birth Date : January 15, 1894
Died : December 18, 1987
Birthplace : Imus, Cavite, Philippines
College : University of the Philippines (1919)
Course : Medicine
Master : Public Health, John Hopkins University (1923)
Doctorate : Public Health, John Hopkins University (1924)
* Founder of the Institute of Public Health, University of the Philippines
* Organized the first medical library in the country
* Established Community Health Demonstration Centers all over the country
* helped create the National Research Council of the Philippines
Contribution to Science
Conducted extensive research on epidemiology and prevention specifically the control of cholera, typhoid fever, dysentery, measles and diphtheria.
1985 – National Scientist of the Philippines