Michelle Ylade is the research coordinator for Global Kids Online Philippines. She has a BSc in Human Biology from De La Salle University, Manila, and a medical degree from De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. She started working on medical research in 2008 as a clinical research physician of the Pan-Asia Pneumonet Research Study in the Philippines, a surveillance network to assess the burden of invasive pneumococcal disease. Since then, she has been working as sub-investigator on several Phase III influenza vaccine trials at De La Salle Health Sciences Institute and Philippine General Hospital. She was also involved in the ‘Neisseria meningitidis carriage study in children and young adults in the Philippines’ as sub-investigator at Philippine General Hospital. In 2013, she started working as research assistant in projects at the National Institutes of Health, such as the national Hepatitis B seroprevalence survey and epidemiology of cholera in the Philippines while doing vaccine trials at Philippine General Hospital. After completing her MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she came back to the Philippines, and is now a researcher at the Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health.