Imperial College London

Dr Dian Kusuma

Business School

Research Associate







Desk E 3.25Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dian’s research interests include health systems assessment (performance, financing, service delivery), health reform, policy impact evaluations (experimental and non-experimental methods), non-communicable disease prevention and control (cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and risk factors), and tobacco control in low and middle-income countries.

At Harvard University, prior to joining Imperial College London, he was a postdoctoral research associate working on the Malaysia Health Systems Research, a collaboration with the Government of Malaysia. He conducted a comprehensive health systems assessment and designed a large-scale mixed-methods cluster-randomized impact evaluation of the enhanced primary health care (EnPHC) intervention towards tackling cardiovascular risk factors. 

At Imperial, he is working on the NIHR Global Health Research Unit project aiming to create an inter-disciplinary environment that fosters the development and implementation of acceptable, equitable, efficient, scalable and sustainable approaches to reduce the burden of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka).  

He obtained his Doctor of Science in global health and population with major in health systems and minor in economics from Harvard, Master of Public Health from Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam, and Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Indonesia.



Armocida B, Monasta L, Sawyer S, et al., 2022, Burden of non-communicable diseases among adolescents aged 10–24 years in the EU, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2019, The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, Vol:6, ISSN:2352-4642, Pages:367-383

AlJishi H, Kusuma D, AlQurashi A, et al., 2022, Compliance with tobacco control policy and visibility of cigarette retailers around educational facilities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Frontiers in Public Health, Vol:10, ISSN:2296-2565

Kusuma D, Atanasova P, Pineda E, et al., 2022, Food environment and diabetes mellitus in South Asia: A geospatial analysis of health outcome data, Plos Medicine, Vol:19, ISSN:1549-1277

Djutaharta T, Wiyono NH, Monica Y, et al., 2022, Cigarette consumption and nutrient intake in Indonesia: study of cigarette-consuming households., Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Vol:23, ISSN:2476-762X, Pages:1325-1330

Dewi DMSK, Puspikawati SI, Astutik E, et al., 2022, Density of cigarette retailers near facilities for children and adolescents in urban and rural areas in Indonesia: a geospatial analysis, Asia-pacific Journal of Public Health, Vol:34, ISSN:1010-5395, Pages:384-391

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