Bio

Bio


JULIETA GABIOLA, MD, RN BIO

Julieta Gabiola, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. She is an Educator’s for CARE faculty, teaching the Practice of Medicine at Stanford Medical School, while mentoring medical students longitudinally. She is involved in mentoring medical students with their MedScholar projects with focus on global health outreach programs. Her specialty is Internal Medicine with interest in chronic diseases like Hypertension and Diabetes. She is a Stanford CIGH faculty fellow.

She practices Internal Medicine at Stanford Express Care, involved heavily in her foundation, ABC’s for Global Health with a mission to improve chronic disease management and outcomes in Filipinos in the Philippines and in the US. She collaborates with hospitals and universities in the Philippines to mitigate disparities in health care and improve health care access. She has partnered with institutions in the Philippines in research and health education. She provides opportunities for global health immersion in the Philippines to students from high school to medical school. She co-authored an interdisciplinary textbook in clinical assessment, published by Pearson. This book is poised to provide clinical assessment tools to various disciplines like medical students, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other paramedical practitioners. She was also one of the authors for DISRUPT, a book by Filipina leaders with the idea that in order to effect change, we must be willing to disrupt the status quo.

Most recently, she was instrumental in launching the first medical mobile clinic in Pampanga, Philippines with a vision to promote community outreach programs, continuity of care, education, prevention and research in health care. Focus is on improving health outcomes in chronic non- communicable diseases and decreasing health disparity. Specific target populations are: disenfranchised population with chronic cardiovascular diseases with limited access to care and the indigenous population (AETAS tribes).http://www.abcsforglobalhealth.org

She is now involved with the planning and execution of Stanford Digital MEdIC in the Philippines where academic institutions and non- profit organizations partner with Stanford to enhance digital medical education.http://www.digitalmedic.com

Her passions are teaching, community outreach programs, and integration of work and life balance. Her motto: LIVE LIFE EACH DAY!

Clinical Focus


  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Mobile Clinic
  • Women's Health Services
  • Medical Missions to the Philippines
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Mentoring students in Global Health
  • Express Care
  • Preventive medicine research
  • Global Health projects

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Chief Stanford Medical Group Hoover, Stanford University (2006 - 2009)

Honors & Awards


  • Outstanding Student Nephrology Award, Rush University (1982)
  • Scholastic Achievement Award, American Medical Womens Association Womens (1982)
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Stanford University (1983)
  • Most Outstanding Student Award, Far Eastern University (1972)
  • Humanitarian and Volunteerism Award, American College of Physicians (2011)
  • Top 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award, Filipina Womens Network (2013)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Fellow, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health (2015 - Present)
  • Board of Director, National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians ( NCAPIP) (2015 - Present)
  • Founder, ABC's for Global Health (2009 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (1985) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (1983) CA
  • Medical Education: Rush University Office of the Registrar (1982) IL
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1985)
  • BSN, Far Eastern University, Nursing (1972)
  • MD, Rush University, Medicine (1982)

Community and International Work


  • ABC's for Global Health

    Topic

    Preventive medicine research, education

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Medical Mobile Clinic

    Topic

    Chronic disease management

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Help Rebuild Tacloban, Tacloban, Palo and Tanauan

    Topic

    Help rebuild medical infrastructure in Tacloban

    Partnering Organization(s)

    ABC's for Global Health and Corporal Works of Mercy

    Populations Served

    Tacloban and surrounding areas

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Medical mobile clinics, Philippines

    Topic

    Sustainable medical mobile vans to serve the underprivileged

    Partnering Organization(s)

    ABC's for Global Health

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Prevention of Hypertension through education and lifestyle modification, Manila, Philippines

    Partnering Organization(s)

    ABC's for Global Health and Manila Doctor's Hospital

    Populations Served

    Filipinos in the Philippines

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Medical mision, Philippines

    Topic

    medical care to communities in the Philipines

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Philippine Medical Society of Northern California

    Populations Served

    10,000

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


In the Philippines where hypertension and prehypertension are prevalent and medication not affordable, we are looking into prevention of hypertension through education and lifestyle modification as a practical alternatives.

Projects


  • Medical Mobile Clinics in the Philippines, ABC's for Global Health with research support from Stanford University

    Creation of medical mobile clinics in he Philippines as part of outreach programs to ensure continuity of care, enhance access, prevention and education to improve health and well-being of the population in underserved areas.

    Location

    Philippines

  • Prevention of Hypertension and Diabetes in the Philippines through lifestyle modification, Stanford University, Manila Doctors Hospital

    Location

    Manila Philippines

    Collaborators

    • Dante Morales, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of the Philippines , President of Manila Doctor's Hospital, Manila Doctor's Hospital
  • Telemedicine, ABC's for Global Health (1/6/2021 - Present)

    Telemedicine with telemonitoring and teleconsultation with use of doctorgram bluetooth enable vital signs in underserved areas

    Location

    Manila, Philippines

    Collaborators

    • Susan Nagtalon, Dean of St Lukes Medical School , St Lukes Medical Center and Medical School

Teaching

2020-21 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • E4C Mentor
    Sarah Miller, Jonathan Sole, May Yang

Publications

All Publications


  • The EffectiveNess of LIfestyle with Diet and Physical Activity Education ProGram Among Prehypertensives and Stage 1 HyperTENsives in an Urban Community Setting (ENLIGHTEN) Study. Journal of community health Gabiola, J., Morales, D., Quizon, O., Cadiz, R. I., Feliciano, K., Ruiz, R. L., Aguatis, C. J., Mararac, T., Rojina, J., Garcia, A., Hedlin, H., Cullen, M., Palaniappan, L. 2019

    Abstract

    This study aimsto determine the effectiveness of a monthly lifestyle education program, which included advice on nutritional changes and physical activity enhancement in the reduction of blood pressure and selected biochemical and anthropometric parameters among pre-hypertensive and stage 1 hypertensive participants in Manila, Philippines. Participants resided in two barangays (districts), in Manila, Philippines, and each barangay was assigned to either the intervention or attention-control group. The intervention group received monthly lectures on cardiovascular disease and organized classes on diet and exercise, while the attention-control group received monthly lectures on non-cardiovascular topics, with verbal advice that healthy diet and exercise are important. The primary outcome was systolic blood pressure, with secondary outcomes of BMI, waist circumference, and laboratory measures. Linear mixed effects models with an interaction between intervention group and time were used to estimate the 6-month change in each group. At 6months, systolic blood pressure was lower in the intervention group compared to the attention-control group (-12.7mmHg (95% CI [-14.5, -10.9]) vs. -0.24mmHg (95% CI [-1.87, 1.43]), p-value<0.001). Waist circumference (p<0.001), BMI (p<0.001), and total cholesterol (p=0.049) were also lower. However, no statistically significant difference in fasting glucose was observed between the two groups (p=0.740). This study showed that participants receiving a non-pharmacological intervention, specifically a low-cost diet and active lifestyle education program, experienced a greater decrease in blood pressure, BMI, waist circumference, and total cholesterol than the attention-control group. Educational programs such as in ENLIGHTEN show promise for a developing country with limited resources to improve hypertension levels, and ultimately cardiovascular health. ENLIGHTEN deserves further study in randomized trials.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s10900-019-00764-0

    View details for PubMedID 31677046

  • Textbook: Patient -Focused Assessment: The art and Science of Clinical Data Gathering Gabiola, J., Mansen, T. Pearson. 2015
  • DISRUPT Filipina Women's Leadership Gabiola, J. 2015: 11

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