Department of Global Health and Population Student Profile
Panji Hadisoemarto, MD, MPH
SD student, Department of Global Health and Population
A medical doctor on the faculty of Padjadjaran University in Bandung,Indonesia, Panji is pursuing a research doctorate at HSPH to further his work on the public health aspects of dengue fever. Practicing medicine in Indonesia, Panji diagnosed and treated dengue infections, but he felt called to do more from a public health viewpoint.
HSPH satisfied his requirement for a program that offers the perspective of developing countries. By pursuing the population and reproductive health track and taking many epidemiology courses, Panji has prepared himself for a dissertation that will gauge the need for a dengue vaccine in Indonesia and show how a vaccine program can be developed most economically and ethically. With a vaccine currently in Phase 3 clinical trials, Panji is building a mathematical model to compare a vaccination program with the preventive programs currently in use.
Panji plans to return to Indonesia for a career of teaching and research, incorporating not only his academic training from HSPH, but also what he has learned about a supportive environment and faculty mentoring.
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