STARmeds SAG Team


STARmeds SAG Team

Dr. Michael Deats

Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.           
Director of MCD Consulting International Ltd. Works on Substandard and Falsified Medical Products, Medicines Regulation, Compliance and Enforcement. He Provides consultancy support to the World Health Organization in relation to substandard and falsified medical products.

His Research Experiences are Coordinator Safety and Vigilance Medical Products. Geneva Switzerland. He Responsible for coordinating the Substandard and falsified medical products, Vaccine safety and medicine safety teams at the WHO. Group Lead, Substandard and Falsified Medical Products, Geneva, Switzerland. He Conducting training to medicine regulators, police, customs and healthcare professionals in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Investigating critical safety incidents involving substandard and falsified medical products Issuing global rapid alerts in response to reports of substandard and falsified medical products Leading the technical secretariat for the WHO Member State Mechanism for substandard and falsified medical products


Dr. Val Snewin

She is currently working in the UK Department of Health as a specialist (Grade 6) as part of a small team developing and managing a £400M portfolio of global health research. This is a new venture for the Department of Health and an opportunity to shape a Global Health strategy working with the strengths of the National Institute of Health Research and in partnerships with other funders and key stakeholders across Whitehall.           

As Director of Middle Distance Consulting, I broadened my experience working in dynamic academic, non-profit and commercial environments with links to international development and medical research, expanding my track record in philanthropic advising, research and global health.
Previously over 15 years I was an effective and experienced senior manager at the Wellcome Trust, a charitable foundation which spends about £700M annually to fund research to improve health, responsible for a global health research portfolio of over £60M.         In 2005, She was on secondment as a Health Advisor in the UK Department for International Development and prior to that I was a member of the Wellcome Trust Strategic Planning and Policy Unit.       She joined the Wellcome Trust in 2000, following 10 years of post-doctoral research into malaria and tuberculosis at the Pasteur Institute, Paris and subsequently as a research lecturer at Imperial College, London. My PhD is on malaria drug resistance from Manchester University. She has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a successful track record in partnership development, project management, strategic planning, project assessment and medical research.

Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.           
Director of MCD Consulting International Ltd. Works on Substandard and Falsified Medical Products, Medicines Regulation, Compliance and Enforcement. He Provides consultancy support to the World Health Organization in relation to substandard and falsified medical products.

His Research Experiences are Coordinator Safety and Vigilance Medical Products. Geneva Switzerland. He Responsible for coordinating the Substandard and falsified medical products, Vaccine safety and medicine safety teams at the WHO. Group Lead, Substandard and Falsified Medical Products, Geneva, Switzerland. He Conducting training to medicine regulators, police, customs and healthcare professionals in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Investigating critical safety incidents involving substandard and falsified medical products Issuing global rapid alerts in response to reports of substandard and falsified medical products Leading the technical secretariat for the WHO Member State Mechanism for substandard and falsified medical products


Dr. Kharisma Nugroho

Associate Director, Technical Advisor Strategic Information. Bangkok Thailand,

He is an accountant and medical sociologist, passionate about using Socratic questioning method in research, monitoring and evaluation in development sector.

He was the Programme Lead at the Australia-Indonesia Knowledge Sector Initiative from 2015 to 2017 when he managed the knowledge production and intermediary division, working with policy research institutes to address the problems constraining effective knowledge-to-policy processes. He co-authored a book on knowledge to policy (Policy Press University of Bristol UK, 2018) and co-edited a book on Knowledge, Politics and Policymaking in Indonesia (Springer, 2018). Through his research and advisory work, He is an active promoter and advocate for fair-minded international research collaboration between international and national research institutes in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Specific development sectors of his interest include knowledge sector, public health and public sector reform including anti-corruption initiatives and counter trafficking in persons.


Raffaella Ravinetto, PharmD, PhD.

Senior researcher at the ITM Public Health Department, Belgium     
She holds a Pharmacy Master Degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medical Biology from the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from KU Leuven. After being a clinical researcher in the private pharmaceutical sector, she worked in humanitarian programs in the Balkans and Africa. In 2002, she joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), where she followed various dossiers on access to/quality of essential medicines, while performing several field assessments in Africa and Latin America. Since 2006 to 2016, she was the head of the Clinical Trials Unit at ITM, as well as the coordinator of the Switching the Poles Clinical Research Network and the scientific coordinator of QUAMED, a network that promotes evidence-based strategies for universal access to quality-ensured medicines.

She is currently a senior researcher at the ITM Public Health Department, in charge of a portfolio of research, policy support, networking and advocacy on medicines in low- and middle-income countries, and of a North-South network on research standards and ethics in low- and middle-income countries.

She is the chairperson of the ITM Institutional Review Board. Her Teaching expertise on subjects related to access to quality medicines and clinical research in developing countries.


Dr. Yodi Mahendrata

Vice Dean for Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada. 
He is a medical doctor by training and he obtained a Master degree in International Health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Charite Medical Faculty, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Dr Mahendradhata completed his Doctorate in Medical Science at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium and Ghent University, Belgium.   
He is currently leading the South East Asia Regional Training Center for Health Research supported by WHO-TDR. He has led developments of national strategy for implementation research, national strategy for tuberculosis control and country proposals to the Global fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. 
His research interests are in the fields of global health, implementation science, disease control, health policy and health program management. Dr Mahendradhata was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation visiting scholar at the Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer reviewed articles published in reputable international journals. He has been awarded the Scopus Young Scientist Award by the United Nations University, Elsevier and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


Dr. Virginia Wiseman BEc(Hons), PhD

Professor Health Economics & Health Systems, Department of Global Health and Development, Faculty of Public Health and Policy

She begans working as a health economist with LSHTM in 2001 and since that time have worked primarily on economic evaluation, equity, economics of infectious diseases and health care financing in low and middle income countries. Prior to coming to the school I worked in a health economics research unit at The University of Sydney, Australia where I collaborated on a range of health economics projects focussing on indigenous health care financing and priority setting in health care. I am currently based in Sydney where I have a joint position as Professor of Health Economics & Health Systems at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales. I have a fellowship from the Australian Health and Medical Reserach Council.

Her research focuses on the design and evaluation of interventions to support the delivery and financing of public health interventions in low and middle income countries. Her general approach to intervention evaluation is to bring together empirical research tools widely used in economics and the social sciences with the operational realities of policy implementation to assess the impact of interventions targeting the poor. I mainly work in the area of infectious diseases in the Asia-Pacific with many terrific reserach partners in Indonesia, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea.


Dr. Firman Witoelar Kartaadipoetra

He joined the Indonesia Project, Crawford School of Public Policy, in November 2018. Previously he was the research director of SurveyMeter, a research organization based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Before that he was a research economist at the development economics research group (DECRG) at the World Bank, Washington, DC. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Michigan State University and was a Rockefeller Postdoctoral Fellow at the Economic Growth Center, Yale University.

In the past 10 years, Witoelar has also been involved with the development and implementation of the last two rounds of the Indonesia Family Life Survey (IFLS4 and IFLS5) as one of the Co-Principal Investigators.

His Research interests are Microeconomics of development: health behavior and outcomes, economics of aging, education and labor market outcomes, consumption and income dynamics, intersection of poverty and gender, long term dynamics of human capital formation and outcomes, survey design and methodology, and impact evaluation.


Selma Siahaan

Selma Siahaan is a public health researcher, focusing on health cares administration and access to medicines.

Imperial College London
NIHR
 Erasmus University Rotterdam
Universitas Pancasila