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Ilham Akhsanu Ridlo

Assistant professor in health policy, Universitas Airlangga

Ilham Akhsanu Ridlo is an assistant professor at the Health Policy and Administration Department, Faculty of Public Health, Airlangga University, Indonesia. He is also a Ph.D. Student (Promovieren/Doktorand) at the Institute for Communication Science and Media Research (IfKW), Faculty of Social Science, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität (LMU), München. He integrates Indonesia's nexus of health policy, journalism, and science communication. His core expertise is in health politics, with a grounding knowledge of health policy, science communication, and journalism. He has experience as a healthcare practitioner working with governmental agencies and not-for-profit sectors. He is a member of the editorial board of The Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA).

Research Interest: Health Policy and Politics, Science Journalism, Science Communication.


  • 2015–present
    Managing Editor, The Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA/JAKI)
  • 2015–present
    Lecturer, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga
  • 2018–present
    Researcher, The Airlangga Centre for Health Policy


    Ludwig Maximillian Universität München, Germany, On-going
  • 2011 
    Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia, Master of Public Health
  • 2009 
    Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia, Bachelor of Public Health


  • 2023
    Frequency and specificity of health issues in local political campaigns, International Journal of Health Governance
  • 2022
    The characteristics of occupational tuberculosis risk in healthcare workers, The International Journal of Health Planning and Management
  • 2021
    High visibility of outdoor tobacco advertisements around health facilities in East Java, Indonesia: a geospatial analysis, Medical Journal of Indonesia
  • 2021
    How Does Islamic Organizations Respond to COVID-19 in Indonesia? A Case Study, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Archive
  • 2021
    Open Access in Indonesia, Development and Change
  • 2019
    Distribution Analysis of Doctors in Indonesia, Indonesian Journal of Health Administration
  • 2019
    Visibility and hotspots of outdoor tobacco advertisement around educational facilities without an advertising ban: Geospatial analysis in Surabaya City, Indonesia, Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
  • 2019
    “CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED” ; Riset Aksi Partisipatif Desa Sehat Berdaya, Health Advocacy
  • 2018
    #CondomEmoji: Are urban Indonesians receptive to a social media-based campaign for safer sex?, Health Education
  • 2018
    Arah Kebijakan Kesehatan Mental: Tren Global dan Nasional Serta Tantangan Aktual, Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan
  • 2018
    FGD dalam Penelitian Kesehatan, Airlangga University Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    A scoping review and bibliometric analysis of national COVID-19 research in Indonesia
    Funding Source:
    World Health Organization
  • 2021
    Science Communication Campaign for Immunizing the Public Against the Misinformation of the COVID-19 Vaccination
    Co-Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

Professional Memberships

  • Perhimpunan Sarjana dan Profesional Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia
  • Science Journalism Forum
  • Health System Global
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • Indonesian Science Communication Labs (IDSCL)