Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, she 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 became a Professor in Public Health at the Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, UGM. Her research focuses on the management of disease control Tuberculosis, malaria and dengue), quality of care and use of qualitative research. Since 2013 up to currently, she has been leading the World Mosquito Program in Yogyakarta, a project applying Wolbachia Ae. aegypti intervention to reduce dengue cases in Yogyakarta, funded by Tahija Foundation, Indonesia. She provides the overall leadership in all aspects of planning and implementation of the research as well as stakeholder management. She received a Habibie Research Award in 2019, Nature’s 10: ten people who helped shape science in 2020, and 10 Inspiring Women by Forbes Indonesia in 2021. Recently she led the development of national strategy for dengue control and Chair the Doctoral Study Program at the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing. In parallel with her academic work, she is active as a pianist, tennis table player, and cyclist.