Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada 1989, she then completed her master degrees in Maternal and Child Health from the University of College London in 1994 (British Council Awards), Master of Public Health in 1998 (STINT Awards), and Doctor of Philosophy from Umea University Sweden in 2002 (STINT and TDR Awards). In 2011 she was awarded as a professor in Public Health. She was a member of the National Research Council (2015-on going) and previously served as the vice dean for research, community service and collaboration at Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada (2012-2016). In the field of health care quality, she is leading the quality compartment within the Indonesian Hospital Association. In parallel with her academic work, she still is currently active as a pianist, tennis table player, and cyclist. Her teaching activities focus on research methodology and quality policy and management.