Nisaa completed a Master’s in Public Health specialising in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and has experience working with large datasets including the household surveys data and the Global Burden of Disease data. Her research interests have primarily focused on drawing on evidence from epidemiological data to effectively shape policy for adolescent’s health especially in mental health and non-communicable diseases. She is also interested in transforming data into patterns and correlations through visualisation.
Currently, she is working on disease modelling, primarily in infectious diseases to assist countries prioritise investment in the most cost-effective interventions to maximise the epidemiological outcomes.
- 2018 – 2021: Adolescent Research Officer, Global Adolescent Health, Burnet Institute
- 2016 – Research Officer, UNICEF Indonesia study
- 2015 – Research Assistant, RTI International
- 2014 – Research Assistant, Summit Institute of Development
- 2018: MPH, University of Melbourne, Australia
- 2014: Fellowship of Analysis and Interpretation of Nutrition and Health Data from LMICs, Harvard University
- 2012: MBBS, Islamic University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Engaging private sector for adolescent health service delivery in Asia and Pacific
Implementing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services in East Asia and the Pacific Region
Inequalities in sexual and reproductive health in Asia and the Pacific
Integrated Multi-Sectoral Approach (IMSA) To Improve The Sexual And Reproductive Health Of Adolescents In Magway, Myanmar
Non-communicable diseases in adolescents in Indonesia
Optima HIV Modelling
Resilient Adolescents and Integrated Life Skills (RAIL) project, Dawei, Myanmar
Sexual and reproductive health in Asia and the Pacific
- Mental health of adolescents in Myanmar: A systematic review of prevalence, determinants and interventions.
Carroll D, Wulan N, Swe ZY, Myint AA, Sanda S, Lwin AM, Oo T, Khaing LL, San CC, Tun WPP, Cini K, Win PM, Azzopardi P
Asian J Psychiatr. 2021 Apr; 61:102650
- Matching action to need: an analysis of Global Burden of Disease 2017 and population health data to focus adolescent health policy and actions in Myanmar.
Cini KI, Win PM, Swe ZY, Than KK, Win TM, Aung YW, Myint AA, Wulan NR, Burns LJ, Kennedy EC, Francis KL, Sanda, Myat SM, Swe S, Ko AK, Yadanar, Hellard M, Hughes CL, Patton GC, Mokdad AH, Azzopardi PS
Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan; 14(1):1844976
- Gender inequalities in health and wellbeing across the first two decades of life: an analysis of 40 low-income and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Kennedy E, Binder G, Humphries-Waa K, Tidhar T, Cini K, Comrie-Thomson L, Vaughan C, Francis K, Scott N, Wulan N, Patton G, Azzopardi P
Lancet Glob Health. 2020 Oct; 8(12):e1473-e1488
- Understanding mental health and its determinants from the perspective of adolescents: A qualitative study across diverse social settings in Indonesia.
Willenberg L, Wulan N, Medise BE, Devaera Y, Riyanti A, Ansariadi A, Wiguna T, Kaligis F, Fisher J, Luchters S, Jameel A, Sawyer SM, Tran T, Kennedy E, Patton GC, Wiweko B, Azzopardi PS
Asian J Psychiatr. 2020 May; 52:102148
- Direct assessment of mental health and metabolic syndrome amongst Indonesian adolescents: a study design for a mixed-methods study sampled from school and community settings.
Azzopardi PS, Willenberg L, Wulan N, Devaera Y, Medise B, Riyanti A, Ansariadi A, Sawyer S, Wiguna T, Kaligis F, Fisher J, Tran T, Agius PA, Borschmann R, Brown A, Cini K, Clifford S, Kennedy EC, Pedrana A, Pham MD, Wake M, Zimmet P, Durrant K, Wiweko B, Luchters S
Glob Health Action. 2020 Mar; 13(1):1732665
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