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.



Graetz N, Woyczynski L, Wilson KF, et al., 2021, Mapping routine measles vaccination in low- and middle-income countries, Nature, ISSN:0028-0836

Puspikawati SI, Dewi DMSK, Astutik E, et al., 2021, Density of outdoor food and beverage advertising around gathering place for children and adolescent in East Java, Indonesia, Public Health Nutrition, Vol:24, ISSN:1368-9800, Pages:1066-1078

Handayani S, Rachmani E, Saptorini KK, et al., 2021, Is Youth Smoking Related to the Density and Proximity of Outdoor Tobacco Advertising Near Schools? Evidence from Indonesia, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN:1660-4601

Kusuma D, Dhani R, Artini A, et al., 2021, Effects of Pictorial Health Warnings on Cognitive, Affective, and Smoking Behavior: A Mixed Methods Study in Four Cities in Indonesia, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (apjcp), ISSN:1513-7368

Kusuma D, Pradeepa R, Khawaja KI, et al., 2021, Low uptake of COVID-19 prevention behaviours and high socioeconomic impact of lockdown measures in South Asia: evidence from a large-scale multi-country surveillance programme, Ssm - Population Health, Vol:13, ISSN:2352-8273

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