Dian is a Lecturer in Global Health at the Health Services Research & Management Department, School of Health & Psychological Sciences. His teaching and research interests include global health, health systems, health management, health financing & service delivery, health reform, policy impact evaluations (cluster randomized trial, quasi-experimental methods), non-communicable disease prevention and control (cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and risk factors), and tobacco control in high-income countries and low and middle-income countries.
Before joining City, University of London, he was a research associate on the NIHR Global Health Research Unit project at Imperial College London during 2018-2022. The project aimed to create an interdisciplinary 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 worked at Harvard University during 2015-2018 as a postdoctoral researcher in 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 toward tackling cardiovascular risk factors.