Jesusa Joyce Cirunay RPh

Director IV, Center for Drug Regulation & Research, Food and Drug Administration-Philippines

JESUSA JOYCE N. CIRUNAY is a Registered Pharmacist (cum laude) with post-graduate studies in Pharmaceutical Science. She is currently the Director IV of the Center for Drug Regulation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration Philippines. Her government service began at the Product Services Division (PSD) covering Marketing Authorizations as Pharmaceutical Researcher then as Senior Drug Evaluator including New Drug Applications and Vaccines. Before her current post, she was assigned to head several key offices of the Agency at various timelines, i.e., Field Cluster Director in various parts of the Philippines, as Head of the GMP Inspectorate; as Head of the Distribution Inspectorate, and as Head of the Marketing Authorization. Her repertoire also covers experiences in international collaboration as former OIC–FDA International Affairs Office; media relations as former FDA Spokesperson; former Quality Manager for the FDA Quality Management System on ISO 9001 initially for 2008 version and the 2015 version; on ASEAN Harmonization in the Healthcare Sector representing FDA PH as Head of Delegation or Delegate; on APEC as Delegate. Her publications include, among others, as lead author in several scientific articles published in peer-reviewed international journals (few accepted without correction) covering pharmaceutical science, chemometrics (i.e. factorial designs, central composite designs), and liquid chromatography; and a recipient of many awards, such as Certificate of Appreciation as Chairman of the Science and Technology Advisory Council - Belgium Chapter; Certificate of Commendation for the exemplary role played as Food and Drug Regulation Officer; and, Certificate of Recognition as Quality Management Representative for the exemplary performance.