Yurdhina Meilissa

Chief Strategist

As a policy and planning specialist, Yurdhina is responsible for overseeing working plan development and analyzing relevant policies that could affect CISDI’s programs.

A trained physician, Yurdhina had a comprehensive understanding in regards to health policy and how it was being implemented. Her main area of interest is health policy and program management, grew upon her participation in Pencerah Nusantara in 2012. With the experience she gained, Yurdhina implemented her theoretical and practical understanding to contribute to the betterment of health policy implementation in Indonesia.

Yurdhina has received several distinguished awards such as Chevening Scholarship from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), UK and Trust Fund Awards, MSc Dissertation funding, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She recently completed her master program in Health Policy, Planning and Financing at University of London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

With her outstanding academic achievements and on-field experience, Yurdhina often showcases her ideas for the betterment of healthcare implementation in Indonesia.

Cigarette excise could help finance health care

Health Insurance Victim of Political Short-Termism

Salvaging the Marriage Law 

Berubah dan Mengubah di Ogotua

The Economic Burden of Smoking-Attributable Diseases to the Government Healthcare Expenditure in Tolitoli District*

Government-led Innovation for Health: Pencerah Nusantara – the Case of Indonesia**



Chief Strategist


Bachelor of Medical Science – YARSI University

Medical Doctor – YARSI University

Master of Science in Health Policy, Planning and Financing – University London, London School of Economics and Political Science, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Health Policy, Planning and Program Management, Global Health Development

* Paper was presented at the 2nd Indonesian Tobacco Control Research Dissemination Conference and Capacity Building Program, Yogyakarta and funded by Institutde for Global Tobacco Control, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

** Paper was presented by the 7th International Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education, Pittsburgh, PA and funded by the Institute of International Education, Ford Foundation and presneted