Dian is currently a researcher at the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation at Imperial College Business School, London, UK. 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 disease in four countries in South Asia including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
Previously, he was a postdoc fellow and research associate at Harvard University working on the Malaysia Health Systems Research. He conducted a comprehensive assessment of the health system performance, health financing, and health services delivery. He also designed a large-scale mixed-method cluster-randomized impact evaluation of the enhanced primary health care intervention towards tackling cardiovascular risk factors.
He obtained his Doctor of Science (ScD) in global health and population with major in health systems and minor in economics from Harvard University, Master of Public Health (MPH) from Royal Tropical Institute (Amsterdam), and Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Indonesia. His research interests include health systems assessment, health system reform, impact evaluation, and communicable and non-communicable disease policy.