STARmeds Team

STARmeds Team

Elizabeth Pisani

Co-Principal Investigator For STARmeds

Elizabeth Pisani is one of the Principal Investigators of STARmeds, responsible for the delivery of Work Package 1: Estimating the prevalence of substandard and falsified medicines. An epidemiologist by training and poltical economist by inclination, Elizabeth focuses on the intersection between public health evidence and the messy realities of politics, culture and money. She worked for many years on HIV surveillance, both globally (including as lead writer of many of UNAIDS/WHO’s guidelines on surveillance and estimation) and at the country level (including four years working with the Indonesian Ministry of Health). She turned her attention to medicine quality in 2015, working with WHO to develop its 2017 report on substandard and falsified medicines, and leading a four-country study of the political and economic drivers of substandard and falsified medicines with support from the Wellcome Trust. She is currently involved with several streams of research relating to medicine quality in Indonesia, with support from USP, the George Institutie for Global Health and the Global Health Supply Chain Conference. Elizabeth is fluent in Indonesian, and  holds a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and an MSc in Medical Demography (both from LSHTM) and, absurdly, an MA in Classical Chinese from Oxford. She holds honorary or visiting posts at six universities, including Universitas Pancasila and Imperial College.

Katharina Hauck

Co-Principal Investigator For STARmeds

Katharina Hauck is a Reader in Health Economics and Deputy Director of the Jameel Institute, School of Public Health, Imperial College London. She is specialized in the economics of infectious diseases and the economic evaluation of complex public health interventions. Her research comprises of the core health economics fields of cost-effectiveness analysis, universal health coverage and priority setting. Katharina leads several collaborative studies in low-and middle-income countries. She is co-convener of the economic analysis for the Infected Blood Inquiry in the United Kingdom. Katharina is also a member of several senior expert advisory groups, including of the ‘International Joint Comparators Unit’ advising the UK cabinet office on international evidence in the fight against COVID-19, and an associate editor for the journal 'Health Economics'.

Yusi Anggriani

Co-Principal Investigator For STARmeds

Yusi Anggriani works as a Senior Lecturer in the Clinical and Community Pharmacy Department, and the Director of Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Services Studies (CEPHAS), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Pancasila. She currently involves in some research and consultancies activities at the national and international institutions/organizations in medicine policy and quality of medicines areas.



Ninha Silva

Research Assistant

Ninha Silva is a Project Manager at Imperial College London, with over 6 years experience coordinating and managing international research projects. Ninha holds a BA in Journalism (University of Coimbra, Portugal), a MA in International Relations and Democratic Politics ( University of Westminster, UK) and a MSc Public Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK). Ninha’s research interests include women’s health, health systems strengthening and health services research.


Sarah N. Njenga

Assistant Project Manager

Sarah is Assistant Project Manager for the NIHR STARmeds programme, based at Imperial College London. Previously, Sarah was Project Manager for the International Decision Support Initiative, where she supported the management of a Global Health technical assistance programme with developing countries in Africa and Asia, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO, UK). She has experience in international development, research and project management for both profit and non-profit organisations.

She completed her MSc. in International Development, with a specific focus on the governance of health insurance schemes in Sub Saharan Africa from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in International Relations and Economics from the University of Birmingham..

Sara Valente de Almeida

Research Assistant

Sara Valente de Almeida is a Research Assistant at Imperial College of London (ICL) and a PhD candidate in Economics at Nova School of Business and Economics. Sara’s main research fields are health and development economics and she actively collaborates with the research centers NHEM, Novafrica and CRPH from the American University of Beirut.

Her current work at the ICL Department of Infectious Disease as part of STARMeds Project team focuses on the development of impact evaluation methods of substandard and falsified medicines in terms of economic, social and health outcomes in Indonesia.

Sara’s PhD dissertation assesses the impact of introducing co-payment schemes in hospitals in contexts of conflict, budget management and mental health implications for female heads of household, complementary and substitution effects between traditional and conventional medicine and interventions to tackle substance abuse among teenagers and understanding societal behaviors. She has conducted research projects with data from Brazil, in Guinea-Bissau, Lebanon and Portugal. Sara has worked with the European Commission and United Nations, as well as NGOs and Governmental agencies from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

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Korede Salami

Research Assistant

Korede Salami is a 4th year medical student at Imperial College School of Medicine, currently intercalating in Global Health BSc. 



Yunita Nugrahani

Universitas Pancasila Program Manager

Yunita Nugrahani is the Project Manager for the STARmeds study based in Universitas Pancasila. She has a medical degree from Indonesia and pursued a master’s program of Health Policy, Planning and Financing at LSHTM/LSE. Her primary work experience is project management and research for evidence based health policy in the area of health system, universal health coverage, and public health in Indonesia that ranges from research center, government bodies, and consultancy based.

She has worked for The BPJS Kesehatan or the National Social Health Insurance Body, The National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction for the Health Working Group, and currently a visiting lecturer at Faculty of Medicine, Trisakti University, for the health system topics. She has interest in economic evaluation, health technology assessment, and health care quality.

Hesty Ramadaniati

Capacity Building and Public Engagement Coordinator

Hesty Ramadaniati, PhD is a senior lecturer, researcher, pharmacist and consultant. She is affiliated with Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Pancasila (UP) in Jakarta Indonesia where she has served as the Head of Pharmacist Internship Program since 2020. Hesty completed her master and doctoral program in clinical pharmacy from two prestigious Australian Universities (The University of Queensland and Curtin University.) During her postgraduate studies, she participated in numerous clinical internship and training in some hospitals across Australia providing profound foundation for her clinical knowledge and skills.

Her research interests lie in the area of rational use of medicine, justification of clinical pharmacy services, medicine pricing and medicine policy. She has collaborated with many eminent researchers from Indonesia and other countries, and published her research in a range of national and international journals. Further, Hesty has been involved in many studies and policy review project funded by several international funders e.g., Health Mapping, TB Alliance, UNDP and GIZ. Hesty and UP team were assigned by Indonesian National Agency for Food and Drug Control to review the content of Informatorium Obat Nasional Indonesia as one of national reference for drug information.

Mawaddati Rahmi

Data Manager

Rahmi is the Data Manager for the NIHR STARmeds programme, based at Pancasila University. Previously, Rahmi was a Data Manager for the Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Services Studies (CEPHAS), where she supported the data management for risk flagging of medicines study, in collaboration and funded by Erasmus University Rotterdam.

She was a hospital pharmacist and completed her Magister degree at Universitas Pancasila, with a focus on pharmaceutical care area. During her studies at Pancasila, she was exposed to the researcher world and starting her carreer over as a resercher, as an enumerator/surveyor for availability of PRB (returned referral) drug in primary health health facility in 5 provinces in Indonesia, a collaboration between Pancasila and the Indonesian Ministry of Health. There was when she learned a lot about conducting a survey and managing data.

Ayu Rahmawati

Data Manager

She obtained her first degree from Nutrition Science, Universitas Indonesia and continued her study at Economics, Universitas Indonesia. Her interests are data analysis, public policies and development economics, especially for health issues.





Jenny Pontoan

Field Coordinator

She obtained her first degree from Pharmacy Science, 17 Augustus 1945 University and continued her study at Magister Pharmacy in Pancasila University. Her interests are research clinical pharmacy, pharmachoeconomic, social pharmacy, pharmaceutical policies and health issues.




Stanley Saputra

Engagement Manager

From hospital to the government, Stanley started his career as a clinical Pharmacist in a private hospital in Indonesia. Knowing that many health care problems could not be solved only in hospital level, he leveraged his impacts at the provincial level. He worked as an intern at Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta, and was promoted as Governor's Healthcare project manager to bridge the vision from Governor to all internal stakeholders, and translated programs into do-able actions, plans and timeline. Given an opportunity to broaden his impacts, he managed the first floating hospital barge in Asia-Pacific establishment with a goal to create a blueprint of Indonesia's maritime healthcare model. He is currently working at Jakarta Regional People’s Representative as a technical advisor for commission E (welfare bureau), to provide evidence and data based policy for legislative members. He is also the Engagement Manager for the STARmeds study.

Reise Manninda

Research Assistant

Reise Manninda is a Lecturer at Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Pancasila. Reise  has completed Undergraduate Pharmacy at Andalas University (2013), Profession Pharmacy at Andalas University (2014), Postgraduate (Master in Clinical Pharmacy) (2016) at Universitas Indonesia. Reise’s main research fields are medicine pricing, clinical pharmacy, and  pharmaceutical management. Her current work as Research Assistant part of STARMeds Project team focuses on the development of impact evaluation methods of substandard and falsified medicines in terms of economic, social, and health outcome in Indonesia.

Esti Mulatsari

Research Assistant 

Esti Mulatsari is a Lecturer at Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Pancasila. Esti has completed Undergraduate Chemistry (2012) at Gadjah Mada University, Magister Chemistry (2014) at Gadjah Mada University . Esti’s main research fields are in organic and analytical chemistry and computational pharmacy. Her current work as Research Assistant part of STARMeds Project team focuses on laboratory analysis of substandard and falsified medicines.


Amalia Hasnida

Researcher in Policy

Amalia Hasnida, M.Sc is a public health researcher and PhD candidate at the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management (ESHPM), Erasmus University, R otterdam. A microbiologist by training, she then decided to pursue a career in a multinational pharmaceutical industry in Indonesia, responsible for market access, public procurement, and government affairs. She continued her master degree in international public health at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During her master education, she conducted research internships in NGO and start-up settings both in Indonesia and Amsterdam. After completed her study in 2017, she joined a medicine quality research team, led by Elizabeth Pisani, as a lead researcher of the Indonesian case study of political and economic drivers of substandard and falsified medicines. She is also a Fellow in Quality of Medical Products supported by the United States of Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention Quality Institute working on developing a market risk-based flagging tool to strengthen regulatory post-market surveillance in low and middle-income countries. She has been conducting her USP fellowship research in collaboration with the Faculty of Pharmacy, Pancasila University since 2019. In the STARMeds project, she will lead the policy learning as one of the impact enablers -  evaluating knowledge translation and research uptake to policy making. Amalia is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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 Erasmus University Rotterdam
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