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.



Schmidt CA, Cromwell EA, Hill E, et al., 2022, The prevalence of onchocerciasis in Africa and Yemen, 2000–2018: a geospatial analysis, Bmc Medicine, Vol:20, ISSN:1741-7015

Murniati N, Aufa BA, Kusuma D, et al., 2022, A scoping review on biopsychosocial predictors of mental health among older adults, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol:19, ISSN:1660-4601, Pages:10909-10909

Ayuningtyas D, Kusuma D, Amir V, et al., 2022, Disparities in obesity Rates among adults: analysis of 514 districts in Indonesia, Nutrients, Vol:14, ISSN:2072-6643, Pages:3332-3332

Nurhayati N, Kusuma D, Tarigan A, et al., 2022, Exposure to outdoor tobacco advertisements near home is associated with smoking among youth in Indonesia, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (apjcp), Vol:23, ISSN:1513-7368, Pages:2179-2183

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

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