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Prof Asnawi Abdullah is a professor in public health with research interest in epimiology of chronic diseases; health system, modeling risk factors, health financing, risk factors and obesity, particularly in the context of developing countries. 

Now he is an adjunct Senior Research Fellow and Dean for Faculty of Public Health at University Muhammadiyah Aceh. He was a Monev and Research Adviser for maternal and neonatal health AIPMNH Project funded by AusAID/DFAT in Kupang; Research Officer for Health System Strengthening Unit, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne Univ. Australia.

He earned PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health, from School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He having strong academic background, double Master degrees in health services management and Master in health policy, planning and financing (HPPF) from London School of Economic (LSE) and London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London.

He highly experiences in research design, epidemiology data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, time-series, case control study and survey. He done several researches and consultancies relates to epidemiology, public health, maternal and child health, health system, risk factors and non-communicable disease.

He have done consultancies job for the World Bank, ADB, UNICEF, WHO and AusAID/DFAT and a number of projects funded by international NGOs

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Research Output 2007 2016

  • 14 Article
  • 2 Review Article
  • 1 Commissioned Report
1 Citation (Scopus)

Age of onset of obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes

Tanamas, S. K., Wong, E., Backholer, K., Abdullah, A., Wolfe, R., Barendregt, J. & Peeters, A., 1 Dec 2016, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 40, 6, p. 579-581 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Estimating the risk of type-2 diabetes using obese-years in a contemporary population of the Framingham Study

Abdullah, A., Amin, F. A., Hanum, F., Stoelwinder, J., Tanamas, S., Wolf, R., Wong, E. & Peeters, A., 30 Jun 2016, In : Global Health Action. 9, p. 1-8 8 p., 30421.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)

Risk factors associated with neonatal deaths: A matched case-control study in Indonesia

Abdullah, A., Hort, K., Butu, Y. & Simpson, L., 2016, In : Global Health Action. 9, 1, 30445.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
14 Citations (Scopus)

Duration of obesity and incident hypertension in adults from the Framingham Heart Study

Tanamas, S. K., Wong, E. EE. L., Backholer, K., Abdullah, A., Wolfe, R. S. J., Barendregt, J. J. & Peeters, A., 2015, In : Journal of Hypertension. 33, 3, p. 542 - 545 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

Health systems and noncommunicable diseases in the Asia-Pacific Region: A review of the published literature

Mannava, P., Abdullah, A., James, C., Dodd, R. & Annear, P. L., Mar 2015, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 27, 2, p. NP1-NP19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review