Prof. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, MSc, PhD, is now serving as Director General in the Ministry of Research and Higher Education and Former Deputy Minister of Health, Indonesia. He is well known for his involvement, mainly in health insurance, and has expertise in the field of health service quality, family medicine, and epidemiology.
After earning his medical degree from University of Gadjah Mada, Prof. Ghufron took his master degree at University of Mahidol, Bangkok with MSc degree on tropical hygiene. After completing his master degree, in 2000, Prof. Ghufron finished his doctoral degree in public health at the University of Newcastle, Australia. As part of his educational history, Prof. Ghufron has received an award as a research fellow from Brown University.
During his professional career, Prof. Ghufron has been appointed to several important positions. Some of the academic positions trusted to Prof. Ghufron are Dean of Faculty of Medicine UGM, Head of Public Health Division, Director of Gadjah Mada Medical Centre (health plan) department, and Director of Health of Gadjah Mada Graduate Program on Health Financing and Health Insurance Management in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.