Dian’s research interests include the assessment of national health systems and the design, implementation, and evaluation of health interventions at the population, community, and health systems level. Prior to joining Imperial College London, he was a postdoctoral research fellow and research associate at Harvard University working on the Malaysia Health Systems Research. With faculty and researchers at Harvard and Malaysia Ministry of Health, he conducted a comprehensive assessment of the country’s 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.
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 disease in four countries in South Asia including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. He is based at the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation (CHEPI) at Imperial College Business School.
He obtained his Doctor of Science in global health and population with major in health systems and minor in economics from Harvard University, Master of Public Health from Royal Tropical Institute (Amsterdam), and Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Indonesia.