Harvy is a medical doctor and a health systems specialist with research interests focused on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). As Postdoctoral Fellow in UNU-IIGH, he will explore the topic of evidence-informed policymaking in the context of supporting the effectiveness of global health policies.
In the Philippines, he has supported the Department (Ministry) of Health in the area of human resources for health, particularly in projecting future health workforce requirements for the country. For his PhD thesis, he analysed decentralization of health services in the Philippines and its relationship with health systems strengthening. He has also conducted research on the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis.