dr. Yodi Mahendradhata, M.Sc, Ph.D, FRSPH

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dr. Yodi Mahendradhata, M.Sc, Ph.D, FRSPH

Yodi Mahendradhata is the Vice Dean for Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Gadjah Mada University. Upon completing his medical doctor training at Gadjah Mada University, he obtained a Master’s degree in International Health from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. He then completed his Doctorate in Medical Science at Ghent University, Belgium. Currently, he is leading the South East Asia Regional Training Center for Health Research, a training program supported by WHO-TDR. Dr. Mahendradhata has led developments of the national strategy for implementation research, tuberculosis control, and country proposals to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. In 2013-2014, he was a Humboldt visiting scholar at the Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany. He was also an author and co-author for numerous peer-reviewed articles published in various reputable international journals. In 2012, dr. Mahendradhata was awarded the Scopus Young Scientist Award by the United Nations University, Elsevier, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Tokyo, Japan.

Research interests

Global health

Disease control

Implementation science

Health policy

Health program management


Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Gajah Mada University

World Health Organization

Global Public Health: Tuberculosis, Malaria, and Neglected Disease

TDR: for research and training in tropical diseases

Health Systems Global

TDR Global community on gender equity in health research

Current Projects

Development of the Indonesian National NTD Roadmap 2021-2025

Comprehensive training and mentorship program for implementation research capacity strengthening: Joining the dots

e-nose TB: Electronic-Nose Innovation to Screen Tuberculosis in Indonesia Implementation Science for Global Health: Lessons Learned from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Population-Based Serosurvey to Determine the Prevalence and Risk Factors of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia, 2020, including Central Java

International Registry of Healthcare Workers Exposed to COVID-19 Patients (UNITY Global)

Contact Information

Publication Highlight

Scaling up public health intervention: case study of polio immunization program in Indonesia (2021)

U Cintyamena, L Azizatunnisa, Y Mahendradhata, RA Ahmad BMC Public Health 21:614

Epidemiology and risk factors of Strongyloides stercoralis infection in Papua, Indonesia: a molecular diagnostic study (2020)

Acta Tropica 209:105552 A Diptyanusa, RA Kusumasari, JR Poespoprodjo, A Fuad, Y Mahendradhata, Supargiyono, EEH Murhandarwati

Diagnosis of tuberculosis through breath test: A systematic review (2019)

EBioMedicine 46:202-214 AMI Saktiawati, DD Putera, A Setyawan, Y Mahendradhata, TS van der Werf

Resilient and people-centred health systems: Progress, challenges, and future directions in Asia (pp 232-261) (2018)

Y Mahendradhata, T Mathias, L Trisnantoro World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

Proceed with caution: Potential challenges and risks of developing healthcare tourism in Indonesia (2018)

Y Mahendradhata Global Public Health 14 (3): 1-11

The Republic of Indonesia Health System Review (2017)

Y Mahendradhata, L Trisnantoro, S Listyadewi, P Soewondo, T Marthias, P Harimurti, J Prawira World Health Organization on behalf of Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Social multiplier effects: academics’ and practitioners’ perspective on the benefits of a tuberculosis operational research capacity-building program in Indonesia (2017)

A Probandari, Y Mahendradhata, B Widjanarko, B Alisjahbana Global Health Action 10 (1): 1381442

Development of the Good Health Research Practice course: ensuring quality across all health research in humans (2017)

Health Research and Policy System 15 (1): 28 P Henley, V Elango, O Horstick, RA Ahmad, C Maure, P Launois, C Merle, J Nabieva, Y Mahendradhata

It is time to revise the international Good Clinical Practices guidelines: recommendations from non-commercial North–South collaborative trials (2016)

BMJ Global Health 1 (3): e000122 R Ravinetto, H Tinto, E Diro, J Okebe, Y Mahendradhata, S Rijal, E Gotuzzo, P Lutumba, A Nahum, K De Nys, M Casteels, M Boelaert

Governance and Standards in International Clinical Research: The Role of Transnational Consortia (2016)

The American Journal of Bioethics 16 (10): 59-61 R Ravinetto, SL Becker, M Sacko, S El-Safi, Y Mahendradhata, P Lutumba, S Rijal, K Lim, S Sundar, EK N’Goran, K Verdonck, J Utzinger, F Chappuis, M Boelaert

Promoting good health research practice in low- and middle-income countries (2016)

Global Health Action 9:32474 Y Mahendradhata, J Nabieva, RA Ahmad, P Henley, P Launois, C Merle, C Maure, O Horstick, V Elango

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